MS Project 2010: Level 1 - Creating Projects

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.

Prerequisites
Students enrolling in this class should have the following:

  • A general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts.
  • Basic end-user skills with any current Windows operating system.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
  • Create a new project plan file and enter project information.
  • Manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
  • Manage resources for a project.
  • Finalize a project plan.

Course Content


LESSON 1: GETTING STARTED WITH MICROSOFT PROJECT

Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

LESSON 2: CREATING A PROJECT PLAN

Topic 2A: Create a Project Plan
Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 2C: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
Topic 2E: Add Resources to a Project Plan

LESSON 3: MANAGING TASKS IN A PROJECT PLAN

Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
Topic 3B: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 3C: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
Topic 3D: Add Notes to a Task
Topic 3E: Add a Recurring Task

LESSON 4: MANAGING RESOURCES IN A PROJECT PLAN

Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic 4C: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic 4D: Resolve Resource Conflicts

LESSON 5: FINALIZING A PROJECT PLAN

Topic 5A: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
Topic 5B: Set a Baseline
Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report

APPENDIX A: ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES TO CREATE A SCHEDULE IN MICROSOFT PROJECT 2010