Project Level 1

This course is intended for new users of Project.

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Description

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for new users of Project.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Understand the basic purpose and operation of the software, and work with windows, Ribbon tabs and buttons, and views.

  • Create a new project and create, edit, and outline a task list, as well as establish dependencies by linking tasks.

  • Add and assign resources to a project, work with project calendars, and enter project costs, such as standard, variable, and fixed costs.

  • Apply page setup options, create headers and footers, insert page breaks, and preview and print project information.

  • Apply task type settings, modify fixed tasks, set task constraints, and define and format the critical path.

  • Apply preset and custom contours, edit resource assignments, identify and resolve resource overallocations, and set and modify a baseline.

  • Track the progress of a project, update tasks and the schedule, and compare baseline and actual data.

  • Sort, filter, and group views.

  • Format views and format the Gantt Chart.

COURSE CONTENT

THE BASICS

Project Management Concepts; Getting Started; Application and Windows; Ribbon and Tabs; Creating and Saving Projects; Opening and Closing Projects; Changing the View; Moving Within a View

PROJECT CREATION

Project Information; Creating Task Lists; Editing Task Lists; Outlining Task Lists; Task Dependencies; Modifying Task Dependencies; Task Information

PROJECT RESOURCES AND COSTS

Project Resources; Resource Assignment Concepts; Assigning Resources; Working with Project Calendars; Working with Resource Calendars; Working with Task Calendars; Entering Project Costs

PRINTING SCHEDULE INFORMATION

Page Setup Options; Previewing Views and Reports; Printing Project Information

CHANGING SCHEDULING METHODS

Resource Assignment Concepts; Task Type Settings; Changing Task Type Settings; Task Constraints; Identifying Factors Affecting Tasks; Defining the Critical Path; Formatting the Critical Path

RESOLVING RESOURCE CONFLICTS

Preset Contours; Applying Preset Contours; Editing Resource Assignments; Resource Overallocations; Locating Resource Overallocations; Resolving Resource Overallocations; Saving the Baseline

TRACKING PROJECT PROGRESS

Tracking Task Progress; Updating Tasks; Updating the Remaining Schedule; Comparing Baseline and Actual Data

SORTING, FILTERING AND GROUPING

Sorting Views; Filtering Views; Grouping Tasks and Resources

FORMATTING THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT

Formatting Views; Formatting the Gantt Chart

Prerequisites

Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8