Project 2010 Foundation

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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 2010 acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects. In this course, you will create and modify a basic project plan.
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.
Getting Started:
1. Starting Out
What is Microsoft Office Project 2010?
What is a Project?
Why Use Project 2010?
What’s New in Project 2010?
2. Meeting Project
Opening Project
Interface Overview
Interacting with Project
Understanding Gantt Chart View
Getting Started with
Closing Project
3. Managing Project Files
Saving Files
Opening Files
Using the Recent List
Switching Between Open Projects
Closing Files
4. Creating a Project
Planning Your Project
Creating a Project
Entering Project Information
Setting Working Time
Entering Tasks
Entering Resources
5. Creating Tasks
Splitting Tasks Into Phases
Linking Tasks
Moving a Task
Inserting a Task
Deleting a Task
6. Getting Help in Project
Opening Help
Using the Help Screen
The Help Toolbar
Searching for Help
Online Help vs. Offline Help
Using the Table of Contents
Getting Help in a Dialog Box
The Project Interface:
1. Getting Acquainted
Using the File (Backstage) Menu
Using the Status Bar
Using Right-Click Menus
Using the Mini Toolbar
Using Dialog Boxes
Keyboard Shortcuts
2. The Quick Access Toolbar
About the Toolbar
Adding and Removing Buttons
Moving the Quick Access Toolbar
Customizing the Toolbar
3. Tabs and Groups
About Tabs
About Groups
About Option Buttons
Minimizing the Ribbon
4. Customizing the Ribbon
Getting Started
Adding or Removing Tabs
Arranging Tabs and Groups
Creating New Tabs and Groups
Customizing Group Commands
Resetting all Customizations
Advanced Tabs and Customization:
1. The Task Tab
View Commands
Clipboard Commands
Font Commands
Schedule Commands
Tasks Commands
Insert Commands
Properties Commands
Editing Commands
2. The Resource Tab
View Commands
oAssignments Commands
Insert Commands
Properties Commands
Level Commands
3. The Project Tab
Insert Commands
Properties Commands
Schedule Commands
Status Commands
Reports Commands
Proofing Commands
4. The View Tab
Task Views Commands
Resource Views Commands
Data Commands
Zoom Commands
Split View Commands
Window Commands
Macros Commands
5. Contextual Tabs, Part One
Developer Tab
Gantt Chart Tools Tab
Calendar Tools Tab
Network Diagram Tools Tab
Task Usage Tools Tabs
Task Sheet Tools Tab
Task Form Tools Tab
6. Contextual Tabs, Part Two
Resource Usage Tools Tab
Resource Sheet Tools Tab
Resource Graph Tools Tab
Resource Form Tools Tab
Team Planner Tools Tab
Timeline Tools Tab
Creating a Basic Project:
1. Creating a Project
Creating a Blank Project
Creating a Project from Local Templates
Creating a Project from Online Templates
Creating a Project from an Existing Project
Creating a Project from an Excel Workbook
2. Working with Tasks
A Checklist of Basic Project Information
Using Cut, Copy, and Paste and Drag and Drop
Using AutoFill to Create Tasks
Choosing Automatic or Manual Scheduling
About Change Highlighting
Clearing Task Information
3. Adding Advanced Task Information
Opening the Task Information Dialog
Understanding the Task Information Dialog
Choosing the Task Type
Choosing the Task Calendar
Choosing View Options
4. Creating Milestones, Constraints, and Deadlines
Setting Milestones
Types of Constraints
Creating a Constraint
Setting Task Deadlines
Constraints versus Deadlines
5. Working With Tasks, Part One
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Removing or Replacing Resource Assignments
Linking Tasks
Unlinking Tasks
6. Working With Tasks, Part Two
Creating Recurring Tasks
Splitting Tasks
Using Lag Time and Lead Time
Marking a Task as Inactive
Updating and Polishing Your Project:
1. Updating the Project
Updating Work Completed
Marking a Task as On Track
Using the Update Task Dialog
Rescheduling Tasks
Updating a Project as a Whole
Running the Task Inspector
2. Basic Editing Tasks
Using Undo and Redo
Checking Spelling
Using Find and Replace
Adding a Drawing
Formatting a Drawing
3. Formatting Text
Changing Font Face and Size
Changing Font Color
Adding Text Effects
Changing the Cell Background Color
Using the Font Dialog
Using the Format Painter
4. Formatting the Gantt Chart
Changing Global Text Appearance
Changing Text Alignment and Wrapping
Formatting Gridlines
Choosing a Chart Layout and Style
Formatting Individual Bars and Bar Types
Showing and Hiding Gantt Chart Elements
Printing and Viewing a Project:
1. Arranging Windows
Using Minimize, Maximize, and Restore
Creating a New Window
Arranging Windows
Hiding and Unhiding Windows
Splitting a Window
2. Changing How You View Data
Sorting Data
Filtering Data
Highlighting Data
Grouping Data
Outlining Data
3. Changing Your View Scope
Viewing the Entire Project
Viewing Selected Tasks
Using Zoom
Choosing the Timescale
Formatting the Timescale
4. Finishing a Project
Saving a Project as PDF or XPS
Print Commands
Setting Print Options
Using Page Setup
Using Print Preview
E-mailing a Project