Project 2013 Level 2 (Advanced)

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)
Microsoft Project can handle projects from the simplest task list to combining multiple projects, pooling resources and identifying variances and earned value. Using advanced concepts of project management, you can quickly identify and correct potential problems within a project, saving valuable time and money.

Learning Objectives:
Students will learn how to customize fields and generate graphic and visual reports, manage project costs, and set up earned value tracking in addition to linking and embedding data between projects and how to share various customizations and configurations using the organizer. You will:
  • Edit a Task List
  • Create a Network Diagram
  • Manage the Critical Path Ensuring Deadlines and Constraints are Maintained
  • Analyze Earned Value
  • Use Existing Views
  • Create Custom Views
  • Format the Timeline View
  • Import Data From Excel and Outlook
  • Create Master Projects and Subprojects
  • Link Tasks Across Projects
  • Create a Resource Pool
  • Create a WBS
  • Create Macros
  • Customize Reports
  • Use Templates
  • Use the Organizer
Target Student:
Students with Project Level 1 and a basic project management knowledge who want to learn more advanced Project functions.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Working with Network Diagrams
Viewing a Network Diagram
Changing the Network Diagram Layout
Formatting Boxes
Modifying Box Styles

Section 2: Using the Team Planner
Opening the Team Planner
Formatting Items in the Team Planner
Resolving Unassigned Tasks
Allocating Work Using the Team Planner

Section 3: Creating Baselines and Interim Plans
Setting a Project Baseline and Interim Plan
Viewing a Baseline
Viewing an Interim Plan
Clearing a Baseline or Interim Plan

Section 4: Creating Progress Lines
Displaying, Interpreting, Editing, Formatting and Removing Progress Lines

Section 5: Tracking Progress
Using the Tracking Gantt View
Tracking Tasks Using Filters and Grouping
Viewing the Critical Path
Viewing Task Paths

Section 6: Resolving Resource Conflicts
Determining When Resource Conflicts Exist
Reassigning Resources
Scheduling Overtime
Levelling Resources Automatically

Section 7: Managing Project Costs
Setting Currency Options
Entering Costs with the Resource Sheet
Entering Costs with the Resource Information Dialog
Using Cost Table Rates
Viewing Costs
Manually Updating Costs

Section 8: Working with Resource Pools
Creating a Resource Pool from a Single Project and Multiple Projects
Linking and Unlinking a Project to the Resource Pool
Updating a Resource Pool

Section 9: Working with Multiple Projects
Inserting Subprojects
Unlinking and Removing Subprojects
Consolidating Projects
Viewing Information About Inserted Projects
Level 2 (Advanced)

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