Mastering Microsoft Project 2010 (Microsoft Official Curriculum) 2017-08-07T16:01:26+00:00

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Welkin Course Code: PJ10
Microsoft Official Course No.: 50413

Course Features

This two-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage projects using Microsoft Project 2010.

To get the most from any project management software, the user must understand the project management techniques upon which the software is based. This course presents the most popular project management software in the context of how a project manager will use it. Participants in this course learn the functions of the software and the project management concepts which make the software effective.

This presentation begins with the basic concepts and leads participants through all the functions they’ll need to plan and manage a small to medium-sized project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the discipline of project management as it applies to using Project.
  • Learn how to leverage the new Graphic User Interface (Ribbon)
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Identify Task Relationships
  • Define Resources within Project
  • Make Work Package Estimates
  • Learn how to leverage Team planner
  • Learn how to inactivate tasks
  • Learn how to leverage the task inspector
  • Learn how to leverage the Timeline
  • Create an Initial Schedule
  • Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
  • Manage and track the project through the software
  • Format Output and Print Reports
  • Integrate Multiple Projects
  • Set up a Project with a Calendar, Start date, and scheduling method
  • Understand Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule
  • Manage multiple projects.

Learn from the Experts

Get Professional Recognition

mos-certificate

Certify your Microsoft Project skills with Microsoft Office Specialist certification. The certification is not a requirement for course completion but we highly recommend you to get your skills professionally recognized.

Remark: The course fee does not include the certification exam.

Further Study

After completing this course you may further develop your knowledge and skills in information technology with other Microsoft official courses.

Course Fee

$3200

Course Duration

12 Hours

Course Prerequisites

Course participants should have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.

Title of Award

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a Microsoft Certificate of Attendance.

Schedule & Online Enrolment
Enquiry/Booking
COURSE INFODATES(dd/mm)TIMEDURATIONDAY(S)AMOUNT
PJ10-13C4C
 Central
 Cantonese / PC
4/9~13/9
1900-220012 hrs/
4 sessions
MON, WED3,600.00
PJ10-12D4C
 Central
 Cantonese / PC
4/9~5/9
0945-1245
1400-1700
12 hrs/
4 sessions
MON, TUE3,600.00
PJ10-25C3K
 Mongkok
 Cantonese / PC
3/10~13/10
1900-220012 hrs/
4 sessions
TUE, FRI3,600.00
PJ10-45D26K
 Mongkok
 Cantonese / PC
11/10~12/10
0945-1245
1400-1700
12 hrs/
4 sessions
WED, THU3,600.00
PJ10-13C6C
 Central
 Cantonese / PC
6/11~15/11
1900-220012 hrs/
4 sessions
MON, WED3,600.00
PJ10-6D32K
 Mongkok
 Cantonese / PC
2/12~9/12
1000-1300
1400-1700
12 hrs/
4 sessions
SAT3,600.00
PJ10-12D32C
 Central
 Cantonese / PC
11/12~12/12
0945-1245
1400-1700
12 hrs/
4 sessions
MON, TUE3,600.00
(50413) Mastering Microsoft Project 2010 (Microsoft Official Curriculum)
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Participants in this course learn the functions of the software and the project management concepts which make the software effective. The course begins with the basic concepts and leads participants through all the functions they’ll need to plan and manage a small to medium-sized project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress. This course is lectured based coupled with click-alongs and labs to complete.

Module 1: Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project

This module provides an overview of how the features of Project relate to the job of the project manager.

  • Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management.
  • Know the significant new features of Project 2010.
  • Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon
  • Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information.
  • Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit.
  • Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project.

Module 2: A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project

This module demonstrates the steps required to create and use Project through the life cycle of a project.

  • Create a new project and prepare it for data entry.
  • Enter project tasks.
  • Sequence the tasks.
  • Define resources.
  • Estimate Task duration and assign resources.
  • Baseline the project.
  • Track project progress

Module 3: Setting Up a Project

This module explains how to create a new project and establish the basic constraints that Project will use for its calculations.

  • Use multiple methods to create a new project, including opening an Excel file and a SharePoint Tasks list.
  • Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability.
  • Configure Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward, or from the Finish Date backward.

Module 4: Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule

This module explains how to manually schedule project tasks and how to leverage the auto schedule feature.

  • Describe which project functions are turned off for tasks using Manually Schedule mode.
  • Change the task mode from Manually Schedule to Auto Schedule and back.
  • Identify tasks that are in Manually Schedule mode by the task mode column and shape on the Gantt chart.
  • Describe situations that are particularly appropriate for using Manually Schedule.
  • Describe the limitations that a user must be aware of when using Manually Schedule mode.

Module 5: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

This module explains how to create a useful work breakdown structure and enter it into Project.

  • Build and use summary and subordinate tasks.
  • Understand and use milestones.
  • Develop WBS Outlines.
  • Assign completion criteria.
  • Evaluate the WBS.
  • Understand and use WBS templates.

Module 6: Identifying Task Relationships

This module explains the rules for establishing dependency links between tasks and presents the features to use Project to establish and display these dependencies.

  • Understand and use the types of task relationships.
  • Understand and use various methods to create relationships.
  • Determine and display task sequence.
  • Understand and use lag, lead, and delay.

Module 7: Defining resources within Project

This module explains how to enter resources and specific resource information in Microsoft Project and assign resources to specific tasks.

  • Define individual resources that will be used on the project.
  • Record the cost (s) of using each type of resource.
  • Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.

Module 8: Making Work Package Estimates

This module explains how Microsoft Project calculates task duration, task work (effort) and task resources. Students will be able to choose among three task types as they enter task estimates and they will know which task type is appropriate for the type of estimate they are making.

  • Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task.
  • Distinguish between task types and describe when each is appropriate.
  • Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration.
  • Describe the way Effort Driven scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration.
  • Assign tasks to resources using the Team Planner view.

Module 9: Creating an Initial Schedule

This module explains how Project calculates a schedule based on task relationships and task duration. Students will understand the purpose of identifying critical path tasks and will be able to identify schedule float within the project.

  • Calculate the Schedule: The Theory Behind the Software.
  • Critical Path.
  • Schedule Float.
  • Constraints.
  • Deadlines.
  • Task Relationships and Crashing a Schedule.
  • Milestones.
  • Task Inspector.

Module 10: Create a Resource Leveled Schedule

This module explains how over-allocated resources create unrealistic schedules and shows methods for rescheduling in order to create a realistic schedule based on resource availability.

  • Project Statistics.
  • Resource Graph and Resource Sheet.
  • Resource Usage View.
  • Resource Allocation.
  • Task Usage View.
  • Realistic Resource Planning.
  • Resource Leveling.
  • Leveling Settings.
  • Leveling Settings Defined – Leveling Calculations.
  • Leveling Settings Defined – Resolving Over-allocations.
  • The Leveling Gantt Demonstrates Results of Leveling.
  • Manual Leveling.

Module 11: Managing the Project

This module explains how to use Project to control a project. Students will save their plan to a baseline and see how entering actual task performance data enables them to view differences between planned and actual performance. This module has 3 lab exercises to complete.

  • Tracking Field Definitions.
  • Creating the Project Baseline.
  • Displaying the Baseline on a Gantt Chart.
  • The Tracking Gantt.
  • Recording Progress Using % Complete.
  • Updating Task and Resource Status.
  • Recording Progress Using Actual Work.
  • Variance.
  • Percent Complete.
  • Cost.
  • Evaluating and Displaying Variance.
  • Scheduling interruptions.
  • Splitting tasks.
  • Rescheduling Work.

Module 12: Formatting Output and Printing Reports

This module explains how to format the many views and reports available in Project.

  • Formatting the Timeline
  • Using the Gantt Wizard
  • Visual Reports
  • Standard Reports
  • Custom Reports
  • Editing a Custom Report
  • Reports
  • Grouping, sorting, and filtering
  • Copy Picture to Office Wizard
  • More Formatting for the Gantt Chart
  • Reporting Against Budget
  • Creating a Budget

Module 13: Managing Multiple Projects

This module explains how to view many projects as parts of one very large project in order to gain new views on resource availability and task relationships among projects.

  • Integrating Multiple Projects
  • Consolidating Project Files
  • Resource Pools
  • Summary

Module 14: Advanced Topics

This module explains how to leverage some of the advanced features of Project.

  • Customizing WBS Prefix
  • Applying Grouping and Grouping customized Fields
  • Applying Filtering functions
  • Leveraging Global Templates
  • Identify resource delay within a Task
  • Applying Deadlines to a project
  1. Proceed with on-line registration or send the completed enrolment form (download) to us together with a cheque (made payable to Welkin Compuer Training) for the program fee.
  2. CEF applicants have to complete the CEF Application Form (download) and send it to us for certification. They will then send the form to the Office of the Continuing Education Fund, Room 916, 9/F, Kwai Hing Government Offices, 166-174 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, together with a photocopy of their HKID Card before course commencement.
  3. Applicants will receive application results from the Office of the CEF within 14 working days.

 

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