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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

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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

    23 - 24 Apr 18 Mon - Tue
    17 - 18 May 18 Thu - Fri
    05 - 06 Jun 18 Tue - Wed
    28 - 29 Jun 18 Thu - Fri
    16 - 17 Jul 18 Mon - Tue
    09 - 10 Aug 18 Thu - Fri
    29 - 30 Aug 18 Wed - Thu
    17 - 18 Sep 18 Mon - Tue
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    26 - 27 Apr 18 Thu - Fri
    14 - 15 May 18 Mon - Tue
    04 - 05 Jun 18 Mon - Tue
    28 - 29 Jun 18 Thu - Fri
    18 - 19 Jul 18 Wed - Thu
    06 - 07 Aug 18 Mon - Tue
    28 - 29 Aug 18 Tue - Wed
    20 - 21 Sep 18 Thu - Fri
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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    03 - 04 May 18 Thu - Fri
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    14 - 15 Jun 18 Thu - Fri
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    30 - 31 Jul 18 Mon - Tue
    30 - 31 Aug 18 Thu - Fri
    24 - 25 Sep 18 Mon - Tue
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    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    09 - 10 May 18 Wed - Thu
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    10 - 11 Sep 18 Mon - Tue
    22 - 23 Oct 18 Mon - Tue
    04 - 05 Dec 18 Tue - Wed
  • Adelaide Class Dates

    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

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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

(5.00 out of 5) Phoebe C [ 05 April, 2018 ]
I had been warned that this course would mostly involve reading straight from the book so I was really pleased that it was not like this. Peter was really energetic and encouraging throughout and ensured no one fell behind. I feel like I learnt more than just the essentials. I know I have learnt a lot and hope I can implement it!
(5.00 out of 5) Kia D [ 20 March, 2018 ]
Really appreciated the time the trainer took to step through key elements of planning for a project and ways to shortcut e.g. Ctrl + Z
(5.00 out of 5) camille [ 20 March, 2018 ]
Very useful - a good starting overview of project. Even though i realise there is so mich more i can do with it - it's a great starting place.
(5.00 out of 5) Angela [ 20 March, 2018 ]
This was very useful and I have learnt so much that i can take back and apply in my workplace. Grant has offered his experience and tips to ensure the understanding of the application is well adhered to.

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