Microsoft Office Project 2010: Basic

Course Overview
This course teaches the basic commands and features of Microsoft Project 2010. Students will learn how
to create and modify task lists, establish a project schedule, create calendars, assign resources to tasks,
track costs, and work with different views and tables. Students will also apply filters and groups, and sort
task and resource data. Students will finish up the course with learning how to resolve resource conflicts.
Course Outline
Course Introduction 3m
Course Introduction
Unit 01: Getting Started 40m
Topic A: Project Management Concepts
Project Constraints
Phases of Project Management
Links Between Project Phases
Typical Project Management Tasks
Gantt Chart View
A Task List in Gantt Chart View
Resource Sheet View
Topic B: The Project Window
The Project 2010 Interface
Backstage View
Demo – B-1: Identifying Interface Components
A Sample File in Gantt Chart View
Open a Project File
Demo – B-2: Exploring Gantt Chart View
Topic C: Project Files
Set the Project Start Date
Project Information Dialog Box
Define Project Properties
Demo – C-1: Creating a Project File
Save a New Project File
Demo – C-2: Saving a Project File
Topic D: The Help Window
The Project Help window
Demo – D-1: Getting Help with Using Project
Unit 01 Review
Unit 02: Tasks 29m
Topic A: Creating a Task List
User-Controlled Scheduling
Demo – A-1: Exploring User-Controlled Scheduling
Demo – A-2: Adding Tasks and Durations in Auto Schedule Mode
Change Default Scheduling Mode
Demo – A-3: Changing the Scheduling Mode for all New Files
Topic B: Modifying a Task List
Add Tasks to a Task List
Delete Tasks
Rearranging Tasks
Demo – B-1: Inserting and Deleting Tasks
Cut and Paste a Task
Drag Selected Tasks
Demo – B-2: Rearranging Tasks
Demo – B-3: Formatting the Task List
Topic C: The Work Breakdown Structure
Create a Project Summary Task
Demo – C-1: Creating a Project Summary Task
Demo – C-2: Defining a Work Breakdown Structure
Convert a Task into a Milestone
Gantt Chart Styles
Demo – C-3: Setting Milestones
Demo – C-4: Applying Gantt Chart Styles
Unit 02 Review
Unit 03: Tasks Scheduling 30m
Topic A: Task Links
Task Links
When You Link Tasks
Linking Tasks
Demo – A-1: Linking and Unlinking Tasks
Change a Task’s Predecessor
Demo – A-2: Changing Task Predecessors
Lag Time
Lead Time
Apply Lead Time or Lag Time
Demo – A-3: Adding Lead Time and Lag Time to Tasks
Insert a Recurring Task
Demo – A-4: Adding Recurring Tasks
Topic B: Task Relationships
Nodes in Network Diagram View
Demo – B-1: Exploring Network Diagram View
Task Relationships
Task Dependency Dialog Box
Demo – B-2: Changing Task Relationships
Topic C: Task Options
Task Types
Demo – C-1: Changing a Task Type
Task Constraints
Demo – C-2: Applying Task Constraints
Unit 03 Review
Unit 04: Resource Management 28m
Topic A: The Base Calendar
Create a Base Calendar
Change Working Time
Demo – A-1: Creating a Base Calendar
Topic B: Resources and Calendars
Resources and Calendars
Resource Types
Demo – B-1: Creating a Resource Pool
Create a Resource Calendar
Demo – B-2: Creating a Resource Calendar
Assign Resources
Demo – B-3: Assigning a Single Resource to a Task
Assign a Resource to Multiple Tasks
Assign Multiple Resources to a Task
Demo – B-4: Assigning Multiple Tasks and Resources
Demo – B-5: Creating and Applying a Task Calendar
Topic C: Project Costs
Fixed and Variable Costs
Demo – C-1: Entering Resource Costs
Cost Table in Task Sheet View
Demo – C-2: Using the Cost Table
Unit 04 Review
Unit 05: Views and Tables 16m
Topic A: Working with Views
Calendar View
Demo – A-1: Exploring Calendar View
Demo – A-2: Applying Form Views
Timeline Formatting
Demo – A-3: Working with the Timeline
Demo – A-4: Copying a Timeline into PowerPoint
Topic B: Working with Tables
Create a Table from Another Table
Insert a Field in a Table
Insert the WBS Column
Show WBS in Task Name Field
Demo – B-1: Creating a Table and Displaying WBS Codes
Unit 05 Review
Unit 06: Filters, Groups, and Sorting 19m
Topic A: Filters
Filter a View
Demo – A-1: Filtering and Highlighting Information
Apply an AutoFilter
Demo – A-2: Applying AutoFilters
Create a Custom Filter
Demo – A-3: Creating a Custom Filter
Topic B: Groups
A Grouped Task List
Demo – B-1: Grouping Tasks
Create a Custom Group
Edit or Copy a Group
Demo – B-2: Creating a Custom Group
Topic C: Sorting Tasks and Resources
Sort a Task List
Demo – C-1: Sorting a Task List
A Sorted Resource Sheet
Demo – C-2: Sorting a Resource List
Renumber a Sorted List
The Sorted List, Renumbered
Demo – C-3: Renumbering a Sorted Resource List
Unit 06 Review
Unit 07: Finalizing the Task Plan 20m
Topic A: Finalizing Schedules
Demo – A-1: Displaying Critical Tasks and Free Slack
Effort Driven Schedules
Make a Task Non-Effort-Driven
Example of Smart Tag Options
Demo – A-2: Editing Effort-Driven and Non-Effort-Driven Tasks
Topic B: Handling Resource Conflicts
Resource Usage View
Demo – B-1: Viewing Resource Over-Allocation
Options to Level Resources Manually
Demo – B-3: Filtering for Specific Resources
Demo – B-4: Leveling a Resource
Unit 07 Review
Course Closure
Total Duration: 3hrs 6m

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