Project 2007 Advanced

The participants will learn how to use the advanced features of Project 2007. This workshop incorporates a hands-on approach to learning. They will get a chance to practice some of the basic features right on a computer. Taking the time to learn about the advanced features of Project 2007 will increase their organization and management skills.
Project 2007 is a sophisticated project management software that can help project managers with planning, assigning resources, tracking progress, managing budgets, and analyzing workloads for projects. Project also makes their job easier by providing an easy to use interface, and an array of powerful tools to help them turn their data into usable information.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started
Housekeeping Items
The Parking Lot
Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Viewing the Project
Using Split Views
Sorting Information
Grouping Information
Filtering Information
Using AutoFilters
Using Zoom

Module Three: Working with Tasks (I)
Overlapping Tasks
Delaying Tasks
Setting Task Deadlines
Setting Task Constraints
Splitting Tasks

Module Four: Working with Tasks (II)
Understanding Task Type
Assigning a Task Calendar
Understanding Task Indicators

Module Five: Working with Resources
Assigning a Resource Calendar
Delaying Resource Start Time
Applying Predefined Resource Contours
Specifying Resource Availability Dates
Grouping Resources

Module Six: Working with Costs
Adding Pay Rates for a Resource
Specifying Pay Rates for Different Dates
Applying a Different Pay Rate to an Assignment
Using Material Resource Consumption Rates
Entering Task Fixed Costs

Module Seven: Balancing the Project
Scheduling Resource Overtime
Identifying Resource Overallocation
Balancing Resource Overallocations Manually
Balancing Resource Overallocations Automatically

Module Eight: Updating Project Progress
Saving a Baseline Plan
Updating the Entire Project
Updating Task Actual Values
Updating Task Completion Percentage
Updating Actual Work
Updating Actual Costs

Module Nine: Checking Project Progress
Viewing Project Statistics
Viewing Project Costs
Viewing the Project’s Critical Path
Checking Duration Variance
Checking Work Variance
Checking Cost Variance
Identifying Slipped Tasks
Saving an Interim Plan

Module Ten: Working with Reports
Opening a Report
Adding Page Elements to a Report
Sorting a Report
Defining Report Contents
Creating a Visual Report

Module Eleven: Working with Multiple Projects
Creating Links Between Projects
Consolidating Projects
Viewing Multiple Project Critical Paths
Viewing Consolidated Project Statistics
Creating a Resource Pool

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
Words from the Wise
Review of Parking Lot
Lessons Learned
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations