Project 2007 Essentials

Project is the world’s premier spreadsheet software. You can use Project to analyze numbers, keep track of data, and graphically represent information. 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 features of Project 2007 will increase their project management skills.
With Project 2007, participants can manage more data than ever, with increased worksheet and project sizes. 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 – and better information leads to better decision making!

Course Outline

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

Module Two: Opening and Closing Project
Opening Project
Understanding the Interface
Creating a Project
Saving a Project
Opening and Closing Project Files
Closing Project

Module Three: Your First Project
About the Project Guide
Entering the Start Date for your Project
Setting the Project Calendar
Setting Holidays and Days Off
Defining the Units of Time (Days and Weeks)

Module Four: Adding Tasks
Understanding Key Terms
Entering Tasks
Viewing Task Information
Adding Notes to Tasks
Understanding Task Indicators

Module Five: Advanced Task Operations
Creating Summary Tasks
Creating Recurring Tasks
Changing the Order of Tasks
Deleting Tasks
Splitting a Task

Module Six: Scheduling your Tasks
Linking Tasks
Unlinking Tasks
Adding Lags and Leads to Task Relationships
Setting Deadlines
Setting Constraints

Module Seven: Adding Resources
Understanding Resources
Creating a Work Resource
Creating a Material Resource
Viewing Resource Information
Modifying the Resource Calendar

Module Eight: Assigning Resources
Understanding the Relationship between Work, Duration and Units
Assigning a Single Resource
Assigning Multiple Resources
Changing a Resource Assignment
Leveling Resources

Module Nine: Customizing Your Project View
Important Task Views
Important Resource Views
Customizing the Gantt Chart with the Wizard
Customizing the Gantt Chart Manually
Formatting the Time Scale

Module Ten: Creating Project Reports
Creating Basic Reports
Creating a Visual Report
Copying a Picture
Adding a Text Box and Shapes

Module Eleven: Finishing Your Project
Checking your Spelling
Using the Page Setup Dialog Box
Printing a Project View
E-mailing a Project

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