Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007 Expert Encore

Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007 Expert Encore


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007 is designed to provide in-depth understanding of collecting, analyzing and reporting project data using Microsoft’s software. The curriculum covers critical project management topics like creating and controlling schedules, using work breakdown structure (WBS) codes, leveling resources, monitoring costs against baselines and reporting progress. This series includes other topics that can increase the efficiency of a project manager such as creating templates, creating customized forms and managing data across multiple projects. The goal of this course is to make tracking time, cost and resources easy so that project managers can focus on successful project completion.
Prerequisites
To fully benefit from this course, students should have an intermediate understanding of projects and an intermediate understanding of computer technology from an end-users perspective. Computer networking skills are not required.
Certification
    MCTS, MCITP
Exams
    70-632
Accreditation
    This course qualifies for 24 PDU, or 24 Contact Hours for candidates pursuing PMP Certification.
Included Labs
Creating a New Project
Defining and administering tasks
Working with Resources
Administering Costs and Resources
Tracking Your Work
Modifying Views and Printing Reports
Customizing a Project in Project 2007
Customizing a Project Structure in Project 2007
Organizing Project Information in Project 2007
Updating a Project
Working in a Multi-Project Environment
Outline
Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007
Module 1: Creating and Designing a Project
Lesson One: Basic Concepts in Project Management
Lesson Two: Introducing Office Project 2007
Lesson Three: Using Help in Project 2007
Lesson Four: Creating a Project
Lesson Five: Defining a Project
Lesson Six: Entering Project Tasks
Lesson Seven: Organizing Project Tasks
Lesson Eight: Scheduling Project Tasks
Lesson Nine: Adding Links, Constraints, and Information to Tasks
Module 2: Specifying and Assigning Resources in Project 2007
Lesson One: Specifying Resources and Work Times
Lesson Two: Assigning Resources
Lesson Three: Changing and Controlling the Schedule
Lesson Four: Leveling Over-allocated Resource
Lesson Five: Managing Costs
Module 3: Tracking and Reporting Progress
Lesson One: Understanding Baselines
Lesson Two: Tracking Basics
Lesson Three: Preparing for Tracking
Lesson Four: Checking Progress
Lesson Five: Selecting a View or Report
Lesson Six: Changing Views and Reports
Lesson Seven: Formatting and Printing a Report
Module 4: Advanced Customization in MS Project 2007
Lesson One: Customizing Settings and Toolbars in Project 2007
Lesson Two: Customizing Templates in Project 2007
Lesson Three: Customizing Fields and Forms in Project 2007
Lesson Four: Customizing Tasks and Resources in Project 2007
Lesson Five: Using WBS Codes in Project 2007
Module 5: Project Data Management and Performance
Lesson One: Importing and Exporting Data 2007
Lesson Two: Sorting Project Information in Project 2007
Lesson Three: Applying Filters and Group in Project 2007
Lesson Four: Updating Project Information
Lesson Five: Updating Actual Costs
Lesson Six: Consolidating Projects in Project 2007
Lesson Seven: Sharing and Consolidating Resources in Project 2007
Lesson Eight: Creating Dependencies across Projects in Project 2007


Target Audience
This course is recommended for any person who is involved in tracking, analyzing or reporting project performance. Individuals who have already or are interested in pursuing a project based certification such as Project Management Professional (PMP®) will benefit from the interweaving of project processes and Microsoft tools. This course also provides the information necessary to pass the exam towards Microsoft certification.

Expected Duration (hours)
18.0

Lesson Objectives

Managing Projects with Microsoft Office Project 2007 Expert Encore

  • Define general work times for a project
  • Create a task list and set durations
  • Set milestone tasks
  • Assign work resource and material resources to a task
  • Level resources
  • Add resource and material costs
  • Create a baseline
  • Format and print a report
  • Save a project as a template
  • Customize fields and forms
  • Create a work breakdown structure (WBS) code
  • Import and export data
  • Update actual work for a project
  • Update the actual start and finish dates for a task
  • Update percentages for a task
  • View critical paths for projects and subprojects
  • Create an external dependency
  • Course Number:
    LLMS0028