In this course, students create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • explore the Microsoft Office Project environment and the various views in which you can survey a project file.  
  • create a new project plan. 
  • manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships. 
  • manage resources for a project. 
  • finalize the project plan.

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of project management concepts. 
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system, either Windows XP or Windows Vista.

Lessons

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Explore the Microsoft Project 2007 Environment 
  • Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan

  • Create a New Project Plan 
  • Assign a Project Calendar 
  • Add Tasks to the Project Plan 
  • Enter the Task Duration Estimates 
  • Add Resources in the Project Plan

Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan

  • Outline Tasks 
  • Add a Recurring Task 
  • Link Dependant Tasks 
  • Set a Constraint to a Task 
  • Set a Task Deadline 
  • Add Notes to a Task

Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Create a Resource Calendar 
  • Assign Resources to Tasks 
  • Assign Additional Resources to a Task 
  • Enter Costs for Resources 
  • Enter Values for Budget Resources 
  • Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing the Project Plan

  • Display the Critical Path 
  • Shorten the Project Duration 
  • Set a Baseline 
  • Print a Project Summary Repor

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