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Microsoft Project 2000: Level 1

Course specifications

Duration: 1 day

Course description

Overview:
Students will learn how to use Microsoft Project 2000 to assist them with their project planning. This course meets the Microsoft Proficiency Guidelines for Microsoft Project 2000 at the Expert level.

Prerequisites:
Students should already have a good understanding of formal project management terminology, tools, and techniques. Windows 95: Introduction, Windows 98: Introduction, Windows 2000: Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

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

Benefits:
Students will learn how to use Microsoft Project to enter and keep track of their project details.

Target student :
Students enrolling in this course should have some project-management experience and be familiar with terms such as Gantt Chart, task, critical path, and resource; although no knowledge of Microsoft Project 2000 is required.

What's next:
Microsoft Project Level 1 is the first course in this series. Microsoft Project Level 2, the next course in this series, teaches students how to track and manage the project that was created in the previous course. Microsoft Project Advanced teaches students advanced features.

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the steps involved in project planning.

  • Plan a project by using Microsoft Project 2000.

  • Link tasks effectively and work with time constraints.

  • Assign resources and their work schedules to tasks.

  • Resolve time and resource conflicts.

  • Effectively use the different views, reports, and drawing tools available in Microsoft Project.

  • Sort and filter project information effectively

Course content

Lesson 1:
Introduction to Project Management
Fundamentals of Project Management
Defining the Scope of the Project
Developing the Project Schedule
Assigning Project Resources
Saving the Project Baseline
Controlling Project Execution

Lesson 2:
Starting a Project
Examining Microsoft Project 2000
Overview of the Planning Process
Defining Project Information

Lesson 3:
Outlining and Task Relationships
Organizing the Task List into an Outline
Linking Tasks and Observing the Critical Path
Modifying Task Relationships
Constraints

Lesson 4:
Adding and Assigning Resources
Creating and Assigning a Base Calendar
Entering and Assigning Resources
Working with Project Costs

Lesson 5:
Analyzing the Project
Resolving Time Restrictions
Resolving Resource Conflicts

Lesson 6:
Displaying Project Data
Exploring Views
Generating Project Reports
Using Drawing Tools

Lesson 7:
Sorting and Filtering Data
Sorting Project Data
Filtering Project Data
Microsoft Project 2000: Level 2

Course specifications

Duration: 1 day

Course description

Overview:
Students will learn how to use Microsoft Project 2000 to manage a project. This course meets the Microsoft Proficiency Guidelines for Microsoft Project 2000 at the Expert level.

Prerequisites:
Microsoft Project 2000: Level 1, or equivalent knowledge.

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

Benefits:
Students will learn how to track and modify a project that is in progress.

Target student:
Students enrolling in this course should have completed the Microsoft Project 2000: Level 1 course and be familiar with project-management terminology such as Gantt Chart, task, critical path, and resource.

What's next:
Microsoft Project Level 2 is the second course in this series. Microsoft Project : Advanced, the last course in this series, teaches students advanced features of Microsoft Project , including working with Project Central. Students who want to learn advanced features can take Microsoft Project : Advanced.

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Create a baseline plan.

  • Track an active project.

  • Manage tasks that will occur in the future.

  • Work with resource needs.

  • Customize Microsoft Project.

  • Work with data in other applications.

  • Work with a resource pool and subprojects and master projects.

Course content

Lesson 1:
Setting the Plan
Creating a Baseline Plan
Viewing summary information statistics
Saving a baseline plan
Viewing baseline statistics
Previewing a Baseline Report
Previewing a baseline report
Clearing a Baseline
Clearing a baseline plan

Lesson 2:
Tracking Project Progress
Modifying the Environment for Tracking
Applying the Tracking Gantt Chart
Changing the current date
Entering Data for Completed Tasks
Tracking a single task that started and finished on schedule
Tracking multiple tasks that started and finished on schedule
Tracking tasks that finished late
Entering Actual Data for Tasks in Progress
Tracking tasks that are currently in progress
Entering a percent complete for unfinished tasks
Rescheduling uncompleted work
Viewing progress in the Network Diagram

Lesson 3:
Adjusting the Schedule
Adjusting the Schedule of Future Tasks
Changing task duration
Changing task constraints
  Using the Detail Gantt view
Lesson 4:
Customizing Resource Reports
Observing the Who Does What When report
Customizing a report

Lesson 5:
Customizing the Microsoft Project Environment
Working with Views
Customizing the Network Diagram
Creating a table view
Working with Toolbars
Showing and hiding toolbars
Task 5B-4: Resetting a toolbar
Working with Global Settings
Creating a global view and global calendar
Deleting objects
Using the Options Dialog Box
Changing default settings

Lesson 6:
Working with Data in Other Applications
Importing Data
Importing resource information from Microsoft Excel
Viewing the imported data
Exporting Data
Exporting project information to Microsoft Excel
Viewing the exported data
Copying Data Into Other Office Applications
Copying and pasting a Gantt Chart into a Microsoft Word document
Copying and pasting sheet information into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

Lesson 7:
Working with Resource Pools and Consolidated Projects
Working with a Resource Pool
Opening a resource pool
Linking a project to a resource pool
Updating the resource pool
Working with Subprojects and Master Projects
Determining when to use a subproject
Linking a subproject to a master project
Linking tasks in a master project
Adding a task to a master project
Assigning resources
Setting baselines for a master project

 

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