Microsoft Office Project 2003 - Advanced Course Outline

Microsoft Office Project 2003 - Advanced

SECTION 1: Customizing Project

Lesson 1.1: Using Advanced Views

Using the Gantt Chart View

Using the Tracking Gantt View

Using the Network Diagram View

Adjusting Timescales

Changing Your Font

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.2: Formatting the Gantt Chart

Formatting Individual Bars

Formatting Categories

Adding Text to Bars

Adding Text Boxes to a Chart

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.3: Customizing How Project Looks

Adding Menus

Customizing Menus

Showing and Hiding Toolbars

Customizing Toolbars

Creating Toolbars

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.4: Setting Project Options

Setting General, View, and Editing Options

Setting Calendar and Schedule Options

Setting Calculation and Spelling Options

Setting Save and Security Options

Setting Interface Options

Practice Exercise

Section 1: Review Questions

SECTION 2: Advanced Topics

Lesson 2.1: Tasks

Using Fixed Task Types

Modifying Fixed Tasks

Adding a Hyperlink to a Task

Using the Tracking Toolbar

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.2: Using the Work Breakdown Structure Code

Understanding the Work Breakdown Structure Code

Assigning the WBS Code to Tasks

Creating a Custom WBS Code

Viewing the WBS Code

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.3: Importing and Exporting Files

Importing a File

Exporting a File

Using Custom Maps

Exporting a Gantt Chart

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.4: Project and Other Applications

Inserting Objects

Importing Data From Outlook

Exporting Data to Outlook

Saving Your Project as a Web Page

Practice Exercise

Section 2: Review Questions

SECTION 3: Analyzing Your Project

Lesson 3.1: Using PERT Analysis

Scenario Types

Using the PERT Toolbar

Entering PERT Values

Entering PERT Weights

Calculating PERT

Viewing Scenarios

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.2: Earned Value Analysis

About Earned Value Analysis

Viewing Earned Value Analysis Tables

About Earned Value Fields

Reporting Earned Value Analysis

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.3: Creating Progress Lines

Displaying a Progress Line

Interpreting a Progress Line

Editing or Removing the Progress Line

Formatting the Progress Line

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.4: Tracking a Project's Progress With the Project Guide

Using the Project Guide to Track Progress

About Status Indicators

Using Filters to Track Tasks

Using Groups to Track Tasks

Practice Exercise

Section 3: Review Questions

SECTION 4: Working With Multiple Projects

Lesson 4.1: Microsoft Project Versions

Description of Microsoft Project 2003 Professional

Description of Microsoft Project Server 2003

Version Comparison

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.2: Using Resource Pools

What is a Resource Pool?

Creating a Resource Pool

Linking a Project to a Resource Pool

Viewing Resource Pool Availability

Updating a Resource Pool

Unlinking a Project From the Resource Pool

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.3: Working With Multiple Projects

Types of Multiple Projects

Inserting Subprojects

Unlinking or Removing Subprojects

Consolidating Projects

Consolidating Projects Using the New Window Command

Using Project Workspaces

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.4: Working With Multiple Projects, Part 2

Viewing the Critical Path for a Master Project

Saving Baselines for a Master Project

Saving Baselines for a Consolidated Project

Viewing Subproject Information

Practice Exercise

Section 4: Review Questions