Microsoft Project Level One

Course ID: HLT 84602

Course Length: 1 day

Course Description:
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 project plan.

Course Objective:
You will create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan.

Target Student:
This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.

Prerequisites:
Students enrolled for this course should have the following:

  • An understanding of project management concepts.
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system, either Windows XP or Windows Vista.
  • The following would be helpful, but are not required:
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • A basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives :
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
  • Create a new project plan file and enter project information.
  • Manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships.
  • Manage resources for a project.
  • Finalize a project plan.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project 2010 Environment
Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan
Topic 2A: Create a Project Plan
Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 2C: Add Tasks to the Project Plan
Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
Topic 2E: Add Resources in the Project Plan

Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan
Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
Topic 3B: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 3C: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
Topic 3D: Add Notes to a Task
Topic 3E: Add a Recurring Task

Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan
Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic 4C: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic 4D: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing the Project Plan
Topic 5A: Shorten the Project Duration
Topic 5B: Set a Baseline
Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report

Appendix A: Additional Procedures to Create a Schedule in Microsoft Project 2010