Introduction to Microsoft Project
Review Microsoft Project's main features and terminology; review how Microsoft Project facilitates the management of a project; review how Microsoft Project is used as part of a recommended project scheduling process.
Using the Microsoft Project Interface
Learn how to navigate the Microsoft Project interface; learn how to use the Backstage, the Quick Access Tool bar, and the Ribbon interface; learn how to interpret and manipulate a Gantt Chart.
Working with Project Tasks, Resources, and Assignments
Learn how to view and manipulate task, resource, and assignment data in a project using Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups; review the project data and meta-data model.
Initiating a Project
Learn how to create a new project schedule by starting with a blank project; learn how to create a new project schedule by using a project schedule template; learn how to define the summary information for a project such as its start date, working calendar, and other scheduling options.
Planning Project Tasks
Learn how to use manually-scheduled and auto-scheduled tasks in a project schedule; learn how to add, remove, and organize tasks and milestones with a Work Breakdown Structure; learn how to sequence tasks and milestones with dependencies; learn how to apply timing and work effort estimates to tasks; learn how to apply scheduling constraints, deadlines, and calendars to tasks.
Planning Project Resources and Assignments
Review the types of resources available in Microsoft Project; learn how to create and configure Work, Material, and Generic resources for a project; review the variables that affect resource assignments in a project schedule; learn how to assign Work and Material resources to tasks in a project schedule.
Resolving Scheduling Issues and Base-lining a Project
Learn how to identify and analyze various scheduling issues in a project schedule; learn how to identify and analyze critical tasks, task paths, and missed deadlines in a project schedule; learn how to identify and deal with resource over allocations in a project schedule; review project base lining and learn how to save a baseline.
Tracking Project Progress
Review the methods of tracking task progress in a project schedule; learn how to track progress using percent complete, actual work and remaining work, and actual daily work hours; learn how to indicate a completed milestone in a project schedule.
Closing the Project Update Cycle
Learn how to cancel unnecessary tasks in a project schedule; learn how to reschedule uncompleted work in a project schedule; learn how to apply a change control process with task formatting and notes; learn how to set the status date for a project.
Measuring Project Performance and Reporting
Review project date variances and learn how to identify and analyze them for schedule performance; learn how to re-baseline a project schedule; learn how to display, hide, and configure the Time-line view; learn how to copy data from Microsoft Project to other programs; learn how to use Visual Reports for analyzing numeric work and cost data; learn how to view, create, and manipulate dashboard reports.
Working with PWA Status Reports
Learn how to request that project team members complete and submit a periodic PWA Status Report; learn how to respond to a PWA Status Report request; learn how to view PWA Status Report responses submitted by project team members.
Other Day-to-Day Administrative Functions
Learn how to change the ownership of an enterprise project; learn how to forcefully check in a locked project via the PWA Project Center; learn how to manage personal e-mail notifications sent by Microsoft PPM; learn how to temporarily delegate your system responsibilities to a co-worker.