Project 2010 Essentials

Your participants will learn how to use the basic 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 advance features right on a computer.
Project 2010 is a sophisticated project management software that can help project managers with planning, assigning resources, tracking progress, managing budgets, and analyzing workloads for projects.

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 Blank Project
Creating a Project from a Template
Opening and Closing Files
Closing Project

Module Three: Your First Project
Creating a Basic Project
Adding Tasks to Your Project
Setting Constraints on Tasks

Module Four: Adding Tasks
Understanding Key Terms
Viewing Task Information
Sorting and Filtering Tasks
Understanding Task Indicators

Module Five: Advanced Task Operations
Splitting Tasks
Linking and Unlinking Tasks
Creating Summary and Sub Tasks
Creating Recurring Tasks

Module Six: Adding Resources
Understanding Resources
Adding Resources
Viewing Resource Information
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Leveling Resources

Module Seven: Other Ways to View Project Information
The Team Planner
Important Task Views
Important Resource Views
Using the Tools Tabs
Formatting the Timescale

Module Eight: Managing Your Project Status
Creating a Baseline
Updating Tasks
Updating the Project
About the Project Status Date

Module Nine: Updating and Tracking Your Progress
Viewing the Critical Path
Using Change Highlighting
Using the Task Inspector Pane

Module Ten: Creating Reports
Creating Basic Reports
Creating a Visual Report
Comparing Projects

Module Eleven: Adding the Finishing Touches
Checking Your Spelling
Using the Page Setup Dialog
Printing a Project
E-mailing a Project
Creating a PDF

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