Project 2010 Advanced

Your participants will learn how to use the advanced features of Project 2010. This workshop is designed to teach you a basic understanding of Project 2010 in a practical way. This workshop incorporates a hands-on approach to learning. They will get a chance to practice some of the advanced features right on a computer.
Project 2010 has been completely redesigned, and we must say, we’re pretty excited! Whether you’ve been using Project for years, or haven’t opened it yet, you’ll appreciate this course’s information on using the new interface. Of course, we’ll also work through the basics, including how to create projects, add tasks and resources, and customize your view.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started
Icebreaker
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
Customizing a Resource Calendar
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
Setting Leveling Options
Balancing Resource Overallocations Automatically
Balancing Resource Overallocations Manually

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

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

Module Ten: Working with Reports
Customizing a Basic Report
Creating a Custom Report
Customizing a Visual Report
Sorting a Report


Module Eleven: Working with Multiple Projects
Inserting a Sub-project
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

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