Microsoft Office Project 2010 - Intermediate Course Outline

Microsoft Office Project 2010 - Intermediate



Section 1: Working with Project Files

Lesson 1.1: Using Windows Explorer within Project

Navigating Using Windows Explorer

Performing Basic Tasks with Windows Explorer

Using Views in Windows Explorer

Using the Windows Explorer Navigation Pane


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Lesson 1.2: File Management Tools

Understanding File Formats

Using Auto Save

Setting File Passwords

Managing File Properties


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Lesson 1.3: Using Templates

Creating a Template

Saving a Template

Creating a Project from Custom Templates

Editing a Template


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Lesson 1.4: Advanced Views

Overview of Task Views

Overview of Resource Views

Applying Advanced Views

Viewing Tables

Creating Custom Tables

Creating Custom Views


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Working with Tasks

Lesson 2.1: Using the Timeline View.

Showing and Hiding Timeline View

Adding and Removing Tasks

Formatting Tasks

Exporting the Timeline


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Lesson 2.2: Working with Tasks

About Task Indicators

Assigning Task Calendars

Using Change Highlighting

Using the Task Inspector


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Lesson 2.3: Linking Tasks

About Task Link Types

Linking Tasks within a Project

Unlinking Tasks within a Project

Linking Tasks Across Projects

Unlinking Cross-Project Tasks


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Lesson 2.4: Editing Tasks

Changing the Task Type

Splitting a Task

Overlapping Tasks

Delaying Tasks

Assigning Variable Units to a Task

Contouring Resource Work


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Lesson 2.5: Completing Tasks

Entering Task Completion

Updating Start and Finish Dates

Changing Task Duration

Changing Remaining Work

Updating the Project


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Working with Resources

Lesson 3.1: Resource Basics

Getting Started

The Work Units Duration Equation

Types of Resources

Creating a Resource List

Assigning Work and Material to a Resource

Using the Resource Information Dialog Box


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Lesson 3.2: Creating the Project Calendar

Calendar Types

Setting up the Calendar

Creating a New Calendar

Using Calendar View

Adjusting the Timescale


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Lesson 3.3: Editing Resources

Changing a Resource Calendar

Editing Working Time

Grouping Resources

Removing a Resource


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Lesson 3.4: Resource Views

Resource Sheet View

Resource Graph View

Resource Usage View

Resource Form View

Team Planner View


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Managing Resources

Lesson 4.1: Resources and Tasks

Assigning a Resource to a Task

Using the Assign Resources Dialog

Removing a Resource

Replacing a Resource


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Lesson 4.2: Using the Team Planner

Opening the Team Planner

Viewing Resources in the Team Planner

Formatting the Team Planner

Resolving Unassigned Tasks

Allocating Work


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Lesson 4.3: Resolving Resource Conflicts

Determining when Resource Conflicts Exist

Reassigning Resources

Scheduling Overtime


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Lesson 4.4: Leveling Resources

Opening the Resource Leveling Dialog

Choosing the Leveling Range

Resolving Over-Allocations

Using Leveling Gantt View

Clearing Leveling


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions

Section 5: Project Monitoring Tools

Lesson 5.1: Setting a Project Baseline

Baseline Basics

Saving a Baseline

Viewing a Baseline

Clearing a Baseline


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Lesson 5.2: Setting an Interim Plan

Interim Basics

Saving an Interim Plan

Viewing an Interim Plan

Clearing an Interim Plan


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Lesson 5.3: On the Critical Path

What is a Critical Path?

Viewing the Critical Path

Shortening the Critical Path


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Lesson 5.4: Creating Progress Lines

Displaying the Progress Line

Interpreting a Progress Line

Editing or Removing Progress Lines

Formatting a Progress Line


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Lesson 5.5: Tracking Progress

Using the Tracking Gantt View

Tracking Overdue Tasks with Filters

Tracking Completed Tasks

Tracking Tasks with Grouping


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Section 5: Case Study

Section 5: Review Questions


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