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Project 2010 Essentials Course

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About the Course

This 2 day course introduces students to Microsoft Project 2010. Participants will learn to manage a large range of projects, from small to large scale. It covers the important aspects of dealing with tasks, resources, costs, constraints and deadlines.

Who should do this course?

This course is intended for people who wish to learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage a range of projects, from small to large scale. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be capable of using Project to deal with tasks and resources, and in particular be able to handle problem areas that often arise when using a computer to help manage projects.

Prerequisites

Participants need little or no knowledge of Microsoft Project 2010, however it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Details

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    03 - 04 Jan 19 Thu - Fri
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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

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    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    21 - 22 Jan 19 Mon - Tue
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    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Microsoft Project Basics

  • How Microsoft Project Works
  • Starting Microsoft Project
  • The Microsoft Project Screen
  • How Microsoft Project 2010 Works
  • Using The Ribbon
  • Understanding The Backstage View
  • The Project Work Area
  • Working With Views
  • Working With Split Screens
  • Understanding Sheet Views
  • Working With Tables
  • Gantt Chart View
  • Working The Gantt Chart View
  • Working With The QAT
  • Working With Files
  • Exiting From Microsoft Project

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Unit 2: Project Management

  • Tasks And Resources
  • The Importance Of Planning
  • Project Management Tools
  • Using A Computer For Project Management

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Unit 3: Creating A New Project

  • Steps In Creating A Project
  • Understanding Your Project
  • Creating A New Project File
  • Understanding The Calendar Options
  • Changing The Calendar Options
  • Working With Calendars
  • Modifying The Standard Calendar
  • Entering Public Holidays
  • Creating A New Calendar
  • Setting Up Project Information
  • Entering File Properties

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Unit 4: Creating Tasks

  • Understanding Tasks
  • Understanding Scheduling Icons
  • The Rostadium Case Study Tasks
  • Reviewing The Project
  • Entering Tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Working In A Sheet View
  • Working With Summary Tasks
  • Working With Task Views
  • Examining Task Information
  • Understanding Task Durations
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Checking Progress
  • Entering Milestones

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Unit 5: Scheduling

  • Understanding Task Dependencies
  • Creating Dependencies Automatically
  • Creating Dependencies In Task Entry
  • Creating Dependencies In Task Information
  • Creating Dependencies In A Sheet View
  • Fine Tuning A Schedule Using Dependencies
  • Auto Scheduling Tasks
  • Critical Path And Project Slack
  • Viewing The Critical Path
  • Examining Task Slack
  • Understanding Lag Time
  • Entering Lag Time
  • Understanding Lead Time
  • Entering Lead Time

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Unit 6: Resourcing A Project

  • Understanding Resources
  • Entering Work Resources
  • Entering Material Resources
  • Entering Cost Resources
  • Assigning Calendars To Resources
  • Understanding Resource Availability
  • Adjusting Resource Availability
  • Changing The Unit Display

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Unit 7: Resourcing Concepts

  • Resource Assignment Calculations
  • Task Types And Work Effort
  • Creating A Simple Assignment
  • Working With Fixed Unit Tasks
  • Working With Fixed Duration Tasks
  • Making Multiple Assignments
  • Adding Additional Resources
  • Adding More Of The Same Resource
  • More Resources In Multiple Assignments
  • Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Working With Non Effort Driven Tasks
  • Working With Effort Driven Tasks

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Unit 8: Assigning Resources

  • Simple Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Part Time Resources
  • Understanding Work Contouring
  • Specifying Resource Usage
  • Contouring Work Hours
  • Assigning Specific Work Times
  • Work Times For Multiple Assignments
  • Problem Assignments
  • Assigning Resources In Task Information
  • Assigning Resources In A Sheet
  • Assigning Resources You Don’t Have
  • The Case Study Resources

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Unit 9: Resource Levelling

  • Understanding Resource Levelling
  • Creating Resource Chaos
  • Tracking Down Over Allocations
  • Checking Resource Usage
  • Creating An Over Allocation Report
  • Changing Work Effort
  • Understanding Overtime
  • Assigning Overtime
  • Hiring Contract Labour
  • Switching Work Assignments
  • Rescheduling Tasks

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Unit 10: Assigning Materials

  • Assigning Fixed Material Consumption
  • Contouring Materials Usage
  • Adding More Material Assignments
  • Assigning Variable Usage Material
  • Adding To A Material Assignment
  • Checking Work For Materials

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Unit 11: Costs

  • Understanding Project Costs
  • Reviewing Current Costs
  • Entering Variable Costs
  • Case Study Variable Costs
  • Assigning Daily Costs
  • Assigning Per Usage Costs
  • Assigning Fixed Costs
  • Assigning Material Costs
  • Using Another Cost Table
  • Applying A Different Cost Table
  • Changing Rates During A Project
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Viewing Project Costs

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Unit 12: Constraints And Deadlines

  • Understanding Constraints And Deadlines
  • Reviewing Our Project
  • Adding A Constraint
  • Using Elapsed Time
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Creating A Deadline

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Unit 13: Project Tracking

  • Creating A Baseline
  • Updating The Project Actuals
  • Manually Updating Tasks
  • Entering Delayed Tasks
  • Tracking Actuals On A Gantt Chart
  • Using The Tracking Box
  • Viewing Task Slippage

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Unit 14: Printing

  • Printing A Gantt Chart
  • Printing Sheet Views
  • Printing Tasks For Resources
  • Printing Resources For Tasks

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Training Packages

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Course Reviews

(4.00 out of 5) Grace [ 22 November, 2018 ]
Great, energetic and knowledgeable presenter. Good class size. Industry experience makes a positive difference to better understanding the application of the software to examples.
(4.30 out of 5) Kuan T [ 22 November, 2018 ]
Excellent course, mix of examples, illustrations, hands-on use of the program. The pacing of the first day was excellent. The second day felt a bit slow by comparison. The instructor deviated from the manual and reordered the sequence in a manner which improved audience understanding.
(5.00 out of 5) David C [ 22 November, 2018 ]
Excellent, useful course. Starting with the fundamentals about how MS project works behind the scenes was particularly useful. I would not have used the software appropriately without first understanding these concepts.
(4.90 out of 5) Montreal [ 22 November, 2018 ]
The real world examples provided some very useful context for how the theory can be applied in the real world in different industries

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