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Microsoft Project 2013

Vendor: Microsoft®
Course Overview:

With Project 2013, you can create crisp, colorful, professional reports without having to export your data to another program. Add pictures, charts, animation, links, and more — everything you need to clearly and effectively share project status info with your stakeholders and team members.

The best way to learn about Microsoft Project is to start to use it to perform basic project management tasks.

What's new in Project 2013

The first thing you’ll see when you open Project 2013 is a sharp new look. But don’t stop there. Look closer, and you’ll see that Project 2013 can help you:

Show off project data with a whole new set of customizable reports.

Talk to your team without leaving Project by using built-in Lync features.

Trace task paths to untangle a messy Gantt Chart.

And there’s more…

If you’re ready to jump right into a project, see The project management road map.

Course Outline

    Day 1: Introduction
  • 1. Microsoft Project, Project Management and You
    • Meet Project Application
    • Meet the Project Family
    • New Feature in Project 2013
    • You as a Project Manager
  • 2. A Guided Tour of Project
    • The interface: Finding your way around
    • The Backstage view: Managing files and setting options
    • The Ribbon and Tabs: Finding the features you want
    • Views: Working with schedule details the way you want
    • Reports: Seeing project status in new ways
    3. Starting a New Plan
  • Starting a new plan, and setting its start date
  • Setting nonworking days in the project calendar
  • Entering the plan’s title and other properties
  • 4. Building a Task list
    • Entering task names
    • Entering task durations
    • Entering milestone task
    • Creating summary tasks to outline the plan
    • Creating task dependencies with links
    • Checking the plan’s duration and finish date
    • Documenting tasks with notes and hyperlinks
  • 5. Setting up Resources
    • Entering work resource names
    • Entering resources’ maximum capacity
    • Entering resource pay rates
    • Adjusting working time in a resource calendar
    • Setting up cost resources
    • Documenting resources with notes
  • 6. Assigning Resources to Tasks
    • Assigning work resources to tasks
    • Controlling work when adding or removing resource assignments
    • Assigning cost resources to tasks
    • Checking the plan’s duration, cost, and work
  • 7. Formatting and Sharing Your Pan
    • Customizing a Gantt Chart view
    • Customizing a Timeline view
    • Customizing reports
    • Copying views and reports
    • Printing views and reports
  • 8. Tracking Progress
    • Saving a baseline of your plan
    • Tracking a plan as scheduled through a specific date
    • Entering a task’s completion percentage
    • Entering actual values for tasks
    Day 3: Advanced Scheduling Techniques
  • 9. Advanced Task Scheduling
    • See task relationship with Task Path
    • Adjusting task link relationships
    • Setting task constraints
    • Interrupting work on a task
    • Adjusting working time for individual tasks
    • Control task scheduling with task types
  • 10. Fine-Tuning Task Details
    • Entering deadline dates
    • Entering fixed costs
    • Setting up recurring task
    • Viewing the project’s critical path
    • Scheduling summary tasks manually
  • 12. Fine-Tuning the Project Plan
    • Examining resource allocation over time
    • Resolving resource over allocations manually
    • Levelling over allocated resources
    • Checking the plan’s cost and finish date
    • Inactivating tasks
  • 13. Organizing Project Details
    • Sorting Project details
    • Grouping Project details
    • Filtering Project details
    • Creating new tables
    • Creating new views
  • 14. Tracking Progress on Tasks and Assignments
    • Updating a baseline
    • Tracking actual and remaining values for tasks and assignments
    • Tracking time phased actual work for tasks and assignments
    • Rescheduling incomplete work
  • 15. Viewing and Reporting Project Status
    • Identifying tasks that have slipped
    • Examining task costs
    • Examining resource costs
    • Reporting project cost variance with a stoplight view
  • 16. Getting your Project Back on Track
    • Troubleshooting time and schedule problems
    • Troubleshooting cost and resource problems
    • Troubleshooting scope-of-work problems
    Day 4: In-Depth and Special Subjects
  • 17. Applying Advanced Formatting and Printing
    • Formatting Gantt chart view
    • Formatting Timeline view
    • Formatting a Network Diagram view
    • Formatting a Calendar view
    • Printing and exporting views
  • 18. Advanced Report Formatting
    • Formatting tables in a report
    • Formatting charts in a report
    • Creating a custom report
  • 19 Customizing Project
    • Sharing custom elements between plans
    • Recording macros
    • Editing macros
    • Customizing the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • 20. Sharing Information with Other Programs
    • Copying Project data to other programs
    • Opening other file formats in Project
    • Saving to other file formats from Project
    • Generating visual reports with Excel and Visio
  • 21. Consolidating Projects and Resources
    • Creating a resource pool
    • Viewing assignment details in a resource pool
    • Updating assignments in a sharer plan
    • Updating a resource’s information in a resource pool
    • Updating all plans’ working times in a resource pool
    • Linking new plans to a resource pool
    • Changing sharer plan assignments and updating a resource pool
    • Consolidating plans
    • Creating dependencies between plans

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