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Managing Projects With Microsoft Project Professional 2010

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2 Days

This course provides participants with training on how to use Microsoft Project Professional to successfully create, track, manage, and modify project schedules and resource pools. Participants will be introduced to industry best practices, tips and tricks for working with MS Project Professional. Our hands?on training is extremely practical and gives participants confidence to work with this very powerful, but often misunderstood and poorly used, project management tool.
This course is designed for Project managers, project team members, project schedulers, and anyone who has used Microsoft® Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
  • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
  • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
  • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
  • Use reporting functions more effectively

Day 1
Effective Use of Microsoft Project
MS Project Overview
Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
Creating task relationships & dependencies
Setting task constraints and outlining

Applying Resources and Calendars
Creating and utilizing resource pools
Applying layers of calendars
Utilizing project views
Formatting schedule layouts
Utilizing project reports
Understanding printing

Day 2
Customizing for Better Management Results
Using filters, tables, details and groups
Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
MS Project scheduling methodologies
Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling

Managing and Tracking of Projects
Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
Advanced resource scheduling techniques
Managing costs, tracking baselines
Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules

Working with External Data & Applications
Linking data between applications
Importing & exporting data
Hyperlinking and web pages
Utilizing business analysis templates

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