Microsoft Office Project 2007 - Managing Projects

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code M5927

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Overview

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to build, maintain, and control well-formed project plans. This is the first course in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 Official Curriculum series and will serve as the entry point for other Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) courses covering Microsoft Office Project 2007 and the Microsoft EPM 2007 Solution.

Objectives

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Project 2007.
  • Create and define projects.
  • Work with estimates and dependencies
  • Work with deadlines, constraints, and task calendars
  • Work with resources.
  • Predict behavior by using task types and the scheduling formula.
  • Customise and format Microsoft Project views.
  • Analyse resource utilisation.
  • Track progress.
  • Create project reports which analyse project, resource, and task data.
  • Manage multiple projects.

Modules

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Getting Started with Microsoft Office Project 2007 (6 topics)

  • Understanding the Nature of Projects
  • Discovering Project 2007
  • Understanding Project 2007 File Types
  • Navigating the Project 2007 Interface
  • Getting Help and Guidance
  • Configuring Options

Creating and Defining Projects (7 topics)

  • Creating and Saving Projects
  • Defining Properties and Options
  • Creating and Organising the Task List
  • Importing Data
  • Modifying and Applying Calendars
  • Setting Scheduling Options
  • Lab 2: Creating and Defining Projects

Working with Estimates and Dependencies (6 topics)

  • Entering Task Estimates
  • Using A PERT Analysis to Estimate Task Duration
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks by Using the Gantt Chart View
  • Linking and Unlinking Tasks by Using the Network Diagram View
  • Adding Lag or Lead Time to a Linked Task
  • Lab 3: Working with Estimates and Dependencies

Working with Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars (7 topics)

  • Introducing Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars
  • Creating and Modifying Deadlines
  • Creating and Modifying Constraints
  • Creating and Modifying Task Calendars
  • Identifying Critical Tasks
  • Working with Task Driver
  • Lab 4: Working with Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars

Working With Resources (5 topics)

  • Introducing Resources, Assignments, and Budgeting
  • Adding Resources to the Resource Sheet
  • Creating and Modifying Resource Assignments
  • Entering Project Budgets
  • Lab 5: Working with Resources

Predicting Behavior by Using Task Types and the Scheduling Formula (5 topics)

  • Using Task Types and the Scheduling Formula
  • Changing Variables and Predicting Behavior
  • Applying Task Types to Produce Predictable Behavior
  • Special Situations with Effort-Driven Scheduling
  • Lab 6: Understanding Task Types and the Scheduling Formula

Customizing and Formatting (6 topics)

  • Formatting Screen Elements
  • Creating and Modifying Templates
  • Creating and Modifying Fields, Tables, and Formulas
  • Creating and Modifying Filters and Groups
  • Creating and Modifying Custom Views
  • Lab 7: Customising and Formatting

Analysing Resource Utilisation (5 topics)

  • Introducing Resource Utilisation Concepts
  • Viewing Resource Assignments, Allocation, and Utilisation
  • Managing Resource Availability
  • Optimising and Leveling Resource Assignments
  • Lab 8: Analysing Resource Utilisation

Tracking Progress (7 topics)

  • Working With Baselines
  • Entering Duration Updates
  • Entering Work Updates
  • Entering Cost Updates
  • Discovering Variances
  • Troubleshooting and Getting Back on Track
  • Lab 9: Tracking Progress

Creating Reports (6 topics)

  • Selecting, Editing, and Creating Basic Reports
  • Configuring Print and Page Setup Options
  • Setting Options to Correct Printing Issues
  • Exporting Reporting Data
  • Creating and Modifying Visual Reports
  • Lab 10: Creating Reports

Managing Multiple Projects (7 topics)

  • Introducing Management of Multiple Projects
  • Creating Master Projects
  • Creating Links Between Projects
  • Calculating Single or Multiple Critical Paths
  • Saving and Opening Multiple Projects
  • Sharing Resources and Analysing Resource Utilization Across Multiple Projects
  • Lab 11: Managing Multiple Projects

Prerequisites

  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard -
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • A basic understanding of project management concepts -
  • Data entry in tables (e.g. Microsoft Excel or Access)

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