Beginner/Intermediate Microsoft Project Training Course

Version 2010 will be emphasized but 2007 will be addressed. Any other version can be taught.

Mr. Rakos teaches this course publicly at the Professional Training Service of the University of Ottawa.

This course can also be taught at your site in Ottawa or anywhere internationally. Please email john@rakos.com

This 2 day course will introduce most of the capabilities of project: The PMI’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge is used as a standard , but any other methodology (PRINCE2, ITIL, COBIT) can be used if the course is customized. In Scope Management we will learn to create a Work Breakdown Structure, and learn how to control scope changes. For Time we will learn how to estimate tasks, and how to keep a project on schedule. For Cost we will learn how to enter a time-based cost plam, and how to control costs to a baseline. For Human Resources we will learn how to set up a resource pool, assign resources, set calendars. For Communications we will learn how to view and print project reports.

 

COURSE OUTLINE (from our handout):

LESSON 1: Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………  4

MODULE  1 –  STARTUP…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4

MODULE  2 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT PROJECT……………………………………………………………. 4

MODULE 3 – ENTERING A PLAN…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8

LESSON 2: Entering Estimates, Dependencies, Outlining and Changes…………………………………………………….. 11

MODULE 4 – DURATIONS, PRECEDENTS (LINKING) and FORMATS………………………………………… …11

MODULE 5 – OUTLINING and PREFERENCES……………………………………………………………………………… …16

MODULE 6 – CHANGING the PLAN………………………………………………………………………………………………. ..18

LESSON 3: Resource Assignment………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19

MODULE 7 – ADDING RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS……………………………………………………………………… ..19

MODULE 8 – RESOURCE LEVELING…………………………………………………………………………………………….. ..21

Attaching Notes to a Task………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …22

Lesson 4: Project Costing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …23

MODULE 9 – COSTS……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ..23

MODULE 10 – SEARCH (FILTER) BY CRITERIA………………………………………………………………………….. ….24

MODULE 11 – CUSTOM FILTERS…………………………………………………………………………………………………. ..25

LESSON 5 – CALENDARS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 27

MODULE 12 – Changing Working Time………………………………………………………………………………………….. …..27

Lesson 6: Updating the plan for Progress…………………………………………………………………………………………. ……29

MODULE 13 – PROJECT TRACKING AND CONTROL………………………………………………………………….. ..29

MODULE 14 –PRINTING AND  PROGRESS REPORTING…………………………………………………………….. …32

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