Microsoft Project 2010 Level 1 Creating a project

1 day

Course Overview

You need to gather information about the various tasks involved, resources required to accomplish the tasks, and the overall cost in order to plan a project. Microsoft® Office Project Professional
2010 acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects. In this course, you will create and modify a project plan.

Course Objective

You will create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan.

Target student

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 enrolled for this course should have the following: An understanding of project management concepts. Knowledge of a Windows operating system such as Windows XP or Windows 7.

Course Outline

Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
  • Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Creating a Project Plan

  • Create a Project Plan
  • Assign a Project Calendar
  • Add Tasks to a Project Plan
  • Enter the Task Duration Estimates
  • Add Resources to a Project Plan

Managing Tasks in a Project Plan

  • Outline Tasks
  • Link Dependent Tasks
  • Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
  • Add Notes to a Task
  • Add a Recurring Task

Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Create a Resource Calendar
  • Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Enter Costs for Resources
  • Resolve Resource Conflicts

Finalizing a Project Plan

  • Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
  • Set a Baseline
  • Print a Project Summary Report

Optional Items

  • Additional Procedures to Create a Schedule in Microsoft Project 2010