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Microsoft Project for Project Managers

Class Introduction
1.1 Welcome.
1.2 High-Level Overview of Microsoft Project 2010

Understanding Project Management Concepts
2.1 What is Project Management?
2.2 The Importance of Methodology to Project Management
2.3 Project Phases and the Project Life Cycle
2.4 Project Stakeholders and Organizational Influences
2.5 Project Processes

Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010/2013
3.1 How Microsoft Project Handle Data
3.2 The Ribbon in Microsoft Project
3.3 Navigating in Microsoft Project Views
3.4 Help Options in Microsoft Project
3.5 Finding the Right Information

Project Definition

Understanding Project Definition
4.1 Define Your Project and Understand the Definition Process
4.2 Initiate a Project
4.3 Plan the Scope of a Project
4.4 Scope Definition
4.5 Scope Verification.

Defining Your Project Using Microsoft Project
5.1 Creating a New Project
5.2 Providing Project Information
5.3 Setting File Properties
5.4 Setting Local Calendar Information
5.5 Project Definition Review Exercise

Project Task Planning

Developing a Work Breakdown Structure
6.1 Create a Project Workplan
6.2 Determine Logical Relationships of Tasks in Your WBS
6.3 Resource Planning and Acquisition
6.4 Team Development
6.5 Cost Estimating and Budgeting. 98

Building a Work Breakdown Structure with Microsoft Project
7.1 Building the Work Breakdown Structure
7.2 Modifying and Editing the WBS
7.3 Creating Task Dependencies
7.4 How Task Constraints Affect Scheduling
7.5 New Scheduling Features in Microsoft Project
7.6 Task Planning Review Exercise. 135

Managing Project Resources and Assignments
8.1 Defining Project Resource Types with Microsoft Project
8.2 Assigning Resources to Tasks
8.3 Task Types and Scheduling
8.4 Resource and Assignment Review Exercise

Using Microsoft Project to Optimize the Plan
9.1 Identifying the Critical Path
9.2 Adding Recurring Tasks and Using Task Calendars
9.3 Manage Resource Workloads and Resolve Resource Overallocations
9.4 Setting the Project Baseline
9.5 Communicating the Project Plan (Introduction)
9.6 Optimizing the Plan Review Exercise. 182

Project Execution

Monitoring and Controlling – The Project Manager’s Functions
10.1 Project Execution – Background
10.2 Tracking with Microsoft Project 2010
10.3 Entering Actual Progress Information

Organizing Information with Microsoft Project
11.1 Selecting the Right View
11.2 Variance Analysis
11.3 Using Tables, Filters
11.4 Grouping and Sorting
11.5 Creating Custom Views

Communicating Project Information
12.1 Plan Revision and Scope Management
12.2 Project Communication Principles

Communicating Information with Microsoft Project
13.1 Communication Options
13.2 Communicating Project Information
13.3 Exporting Project Information