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MS Project 2010 Advanced

May 8, 2014

9 am - 4 pm; 6 PDU; $429; Baldwin Wallace, Berea
Instructor: Pete Evangelista


Microsoft Project is a powerful tool for modeling and communicating project schedules, budgets, and resource usage. Unfortunately, many users never move beyond the basics, using only a fraction of its potential to communicate project progress. This course focuses on increasing command and confidence of MS Project capabilities. Topics covered include in-depth exploration of the scheduling engine, task assignments for multiple team members, partial resource allocations, tracking and reporting progress, customizing and sharing the timeline, and customizing views. 

During this one-day course, students will work through practical, hands-on exercises in a computer lab and focus on how each MS Project capability is used in everyday project management life.  Two to three months of experience using MS Project 2010 or completion of MS Project 2010 Fundamentals is recommended.
 
Learning Objectives: 
  • Develop project schedules that model current projects
  • Track progress against the project schedule at various levels of the plan
  • Share the project plan and progress against it in a way that is meaningful to management and other stakeholders
  • Assign multiple, partially-allocated resources per task & track updates
  • Customize views for multiple stakeholders using macros and Gantt chart formatting

Target Audience:  Project and Program Managers who have a familiarity with MS-Project 2010, but need to gain command and confidence in its use in real-world applications

Course Outline:

1.     Introduction and Set-up
2.     The Scheduling Engine: Fixed Work/Duration/Units – What Changes When
a.     How it is used
b.    Instructor demo
c.     Student exercise
3.     Assigning Multiple, Partially-Allocated Resources per Task & Tracking Updates
a.     How it is used
b.    Instructor demo
c.     Student exercise
4.     Reporting Progress Against the Plan / Baseline Plan
a.     How it is used
b.    Instructor demo
c.     Student exercise
5.     Customizing and Sharing the Timeline
a.     How it is used
b.    Instructor demo
c.     Student exercise
6.     Customizing Views
a.     How is it used
b.    Instructor demo
c.     Student exercise

 

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