Project 2013 - Foundation

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Description:
You need to gather information about the various tasks involved, resources required to accomplish the tasks, and the overall cost in order to plan a project. Microsoft Office Project Professional 2013 acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects. In this course, you will create and modify a basic project plan.
Prerequisites:
Students should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course covers the basics of Microsoft Project and gets delegates to the point where they can create and begin to track a Project
1: Project Management overview and introduction to the Project 2010 interface:
New features and edition comparison
The new user interface with ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
Using the new TimeLine feature
Introduction to Project Views
Exercise: Opening and viewing a project
Using the ‘Group By’ Feature
Using the ‘Highlight Feature
Viewing and changing the Project Information
Viewing the Network Diagram
Applying a filter
Introduction to Project Management
Understanding how MS Project helps you plan and adjust your projects
Project Terminology
2: Planning the Project:
Defining the Project
Completing the Project Definition
Project Planning
Completing the Project Plan
Where to begin with MS Project
Setting the project start date
Project Properties
Amending the Standard Calendar
Creating a New Base Calendar
Displaying a Specific Calendar on the Gantt Chart
Saving the New Project File
Ending a Project Session
3: Task Entry and Task Linking:
Entering tasks, milestone and summary tasks
Inserting, deleting and moving tasks
Adding a recurring task
Adding a note to a task
Understanding the new Task Mode in Project 2010
Working with task durations and relationships
Using lag time and lead time
Exercise: Creating a new project
Creating constraints for tasks in Auto Schedule Mode
Resolving scheduling conflicts
Setting a deadline on a task
Quick Reference
4: Resources and Resource Entry:
Using the Resource Sheet to enter resources
Assigning and amending a resource calendar
Setting Resource Availability Dates
Understanding Resource Costs
Assigning resources to tasks using Auto Schedule Mode
Using Material Resources
Exercise: Assigning resources to tasks - Manual vs Auto Schedule Mode
Exercise: Using the Task Inspector and Team Planner to view and change assigned resources
Baselining your project