MS Project 2010 Training: The Essentials

Group Training | 1 Day

Get the essential skills needed to effectively use the powerful functionality of the MS Project scheduling engine every day by attending our MS Project 2010 Training: The Essentials. You’ll learn how to build and manage project schedules in an interactive environment, quickly mastering the best practices that will optimize your use of MS Project 2010. Coursework will begin with an overview of the Project interface, then we’ll dive into the steps required to build and execute a successful project schedule: project definition, task, resource and assignment planning, schedule planning, and more.

Through lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn techniques such as schedule structure, building the WBS, using milestones, and tracking progress. Real-world scenarios will solidify your understanding of different scheduling situations and how to handle them.

This course is specifically designed to instruct you on the use of the technology, as well as best-practice schedule development. The course is also a great way to jump-start your skills when they have ceased to progress.

After attending this MS Project 2010 Training course, you’ll understand the processes of project scheduling and control, and be able to implement those processes in Project Professional. The course includes both lecture and hands-on exercises.

Target Audience
project managers, schedulers and other individuals that need to create, maintain, and track project schedules in Microsoft Project.

Prerequisites
Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and basic project management principles helpful.

Provided with the Course
Training manual, quick reference guide, access to download and install Microsoft Project Professional for duration of class.

Project Management Institute
Integent LLC is a Global Registered education provider with the Project Management Institute, and this course provides 8 PDUs

What You’ll Learn

A guided tour of Project

  • Introducing Project
  • The backstage view: Managing files and settings options
  • The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want
  • Views: Working with schedule details the way you want
  • Key points

Creating a Task List

  • Create a project plan
  • Entering Task Names
  • Enter task durations
  • Enter a milestone task
  • Organizing tasks into phases
  • linking Tasks
  • Switch task scheduling from manual to automatic
  • Set Nonworking days
  • Check the plans duration
  • Document task information with notes and hyperlinks
  • Key points

Set up resources

  • Setting up work resources
  • Entering resource capacity
  • Enter resource pay rates
  • Adjust working time for individual resources
  • Set up cost resources
  • Document resources
  • Key points

Assign resources to tasks

  • Assign work resources to tasks
  • Controlling work when adding or removing resource assignments
  • Assigning cost resources to tasks
  • Key points

Format and share your plan

  • Customize a Gantt Chart view
  • Customize a timeline view
  • Drawing on a Gantt Chart
  • Copy views and reports
  • Print views and reports
  • Customizing and printing reports
  • Key points

Track Progress on Tasks

  • Save a baseline of your plan
  • Track a plan as scheduled
  • Enter a task’s completion percentage
  • Enter actual values for tasks
  • Key points