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Microsoft Project 2010 Advanced Training Course

Objectives: In this two day intensive course for Microsoft Project 2013. You will focus on learning the more advanced features of Project relating including your workflow requirements for the professional handling of your project management.

Target Audience: This course is aimed at existing MS Project users who have specific training requirements.

Pre-Requisites: Familiarity with project management terminology such as tasks, resources and critical path is helpful.

Duration: 2 Days

Module 1 : Customisation of Microsoft Project 2010

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Reports
  • Template projects
  • Ribbons
  • Formatting
  • Custom Field Tasks

Module 2 : Master Projects and Project Linking

Module 3 Working with constraints to set start/end dates for tasks

  • Scheduling
  • Understanding how project calculates effort driven tasks
  • Using deadlines
  • Types of Constraints
  • Using Constraints

Module 4– Additional work on resources (ensuring the project finishes on time)

  • Applying overtime
  • Assigning multiple resources to one task (effort verses fixed duration)
  • Applying work where it is needed. E.g. at the beginning of a task and as the task progresses applying less work (contouring – inbuilt and manual)
  • Starting a task, stopping it and then continuing it at a latter date
  • Handling resource calendars
  • Resource Team Planning

Module 5 - Task Assignments

  • Working with different types of tasks
  • Making the effort drive the task
  • Contouring resource availability

Module 6 – Costs

  • Fixed and Variable Costs
  • Fixed Contract Fees
  • Cost resources
  • Material Costs
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Reporting

Module 7– Communicating task information

  • Communicating task information using workgroups making it easy to let resources know what they are doing and making it easy for them to let you know what has been done

Module 8 - Project Reporting

  • Using the inbuilt reports
  • Filtering information
  • Create KPI’s

Module 9 - Multiple Projects and Resource Sharing

  • The Resource Pool
  • Practical; Create a Resource Pool
  • Updating the Resource Pool
  • Managing Resource Pool Assignments
  • Adding Sub Projects
  • Insert subprojects into a master project
  • Consolidating Projects
  • The Organizer
  • Compare Project Versions



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