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Course: Microsoft Project - Project from Beginner to Advanced

Microsoft Project - Project from Beginner to Advanced

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About this Course

Microsoft Project All-In-One Training

This Microsoft Project course includes both Levels from Beginner & Advanced

  • Microsoft Project Level 1 - Beginner
  • Microsoft Project Level 2 - Advanced

Material recorded with Project 2013 but works in 2010, 2013, and 2016

As your instructor I will use my 15+ years of Project training and certifications including: Microsoft Project: XP (2002), 2010 and 2013, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) to guide you step by step through Beginner and Advanced Levels of Project.

At completion of this course you will master Project skills that will alleviate the discomfort of uncertainty and reduce time working through your daily tasks, as well have all the training you need to help pass Microsoft's Project Exam and become certified, like me. Below are just a few of the topics that you will master:

  • Step by step in creating Microsoft Project Plans
  • Create and assign Project and Tasks Calendars
  • Create Work, Material, Cost and Budget Resources
  • Add Lag or Lead times, Constraints and Deadlines to Tasks
  • Work with Over allocated Resources directly or use Resource Leveling
  • Finding and working with Tasks on the Critical Path
  • Viewing and working with Task’s Slack and Slip times
  • Set Baselines and create Interim Plans to track progress to original
  • Entering a Task’s Progress and Variance Tracking
  • Learn how to split, divide and reschedule Tasks
  • Applying and working with Effort Driven Tasks
  • Create and customize Visual Reports
  • Sharing Resources by creating a Resource Pool
  • Apply or create your own Custom WBS codes
Basic knowledge
  • This course was created with Project 2013. But all features will work in Project 2010, 2013, 2016
  • You will need Microsoft Project installed on your computer to follow along and complete the exercise files
What you will learn
  • Create a Project Plan from scratch
  • Create Project and Resource Calendars
  • Learn how to create Tasks and assign Resources
  • Outline, link and modify Task Relationships
  • Share Resources between Projects with the Resource Pool
  • Taught by Kirt Kershaw who has Certified in Microsoft Project 2002 (XP), 2010 and 2013
Curriculum
Lectures quantity: 95
Common duration: 08:57:15
Project Level 1 – Beginner
  • Level 1 - Exercise Files, Instructor's Notes, Quiz and Answers  
    1. Exercise Files - the exercise files are provided for you to practice what you've learned after watching the training videos. The exercise files are numbered, and are the exact same as the instructor uses in the video
    2. Instructor Notes - are quick notes about the main points covered in the training videos, and are typically used to reference a point quickly without having to watch the entire training video over again
    3. Quiz & Answers - there are two separate .pdf files: Quiz and Answers. The Quiz has one question for each video to test yourself on what was presented, and of course the answers to compare
Basics
  • Project Introdution  

    Microsoft Project training video on the basic introduction of this this Task organizing program.

  • Project Overview - First Look  

    Microsoft Project training video on the First Look at Project.

  • Customize Environment  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to change the Office Theme, Default View, Date Format and User name and initials.

  • Quick Access Toolbar  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar by adding, and removing commands.

  • Ribbon  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to customize the Ribbon including: hiding the Ribbon, add and removing Tabs, groups and commands.

  • Project Basics  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to begin planning a project including: scheduling from Start or Finish date.

  • Project Base Calendar  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to create a calendar for your project including: Standard (M-F, 8-5 with a 1-hour lunch break), 24 Hours and Night Shift (Monday night- Sat Morning, 11pm-8am with 1 hour lunch break).

  • Exception Days  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to schedule Exception Days, which are used to block out time for events like Holidays and Vacation during a typical work week.

  • Nondefault Work Week  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to setup a Nondefault Work Week, or how to edit the hours outside of the typical "default" work hours of 8-5pm.

  • Set Project Calendar  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to set the Project's Calendar, or assign a new calendar as the project's base calendar.

  • Task Mode  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to set the Task Mode, or choose between two options to schedule your tasks either: manually, or automatically. Manually, is after you enter a Task Name, later on you'll have to manually enter in the Duration and Start Date. Automatically, means when you enter a Task, Project will automatically enter a Duration (with a ? mark, means that Project entered in the Duration), and adjust the Start & Finish Dates, based upon dependencies, constraints, calendar and other factors.

  • Adding Tasks  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to add Tasks, and the two covered here are Summary Tasks and Subtasks.

  • Project Summary Task  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to add a Project Summary Task, which is a task name that summarizes the project's goal.

  • Entering Task Duration  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to enter in a task's duration, which can include: minutes, hours, days, weeks and months.

  • About Resources  

    Microsoft Project training video on about the four different types of resources including: Work, Material, Cost and Budget.

  • Entering Resources  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to enter in your Work, Cost and Material resources.

Tasks
  • Outlining Tasks  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to outline your tasks, which is where you organize your tasks into manageable chunks or groups. And each group is summarized by a Summary Tasks, and then all Tasks falling under the Summary Task are then referred to as Subtasks.

  • Work Breakdown Structure  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to enter in the Work Breakdown Structure, or WBS (a more detailed outline # format) - is a hierarchy of tasks represented by numbers that identify the unique place of each task in the structure.

  • Timeline  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to work with the Timeline, which is a high-level view of your project that is used to display key tasks so it doesn’t become too crowded.

  • Linking Tasks  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to link Tasks, which is a way to create a relationship from one task to another, and that relationship defines between the tasks when the next task can start.

  • Timescale  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to edit the Timescale, which is a way to scale the view of your tasks in hours, days and months.

  • Task Priority  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to set a Task's Priority, which has a rating of 0-1000, with the higher number being most important, and can be used on how to assign resources.

  • Inactivate Tasks  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to make a Task Inactive, or remove a Task from the project plan without deleting it.

  • Modify Relationships  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to modify Relationships between Tasks.

  • Lag & Lead Time  

    Microsoft Project training video on Lag and Lead times, or times where you want to be able to delay time in between your Tasks, or use a Lead time to start one Task before it's predecessor has finished.

  • Task Constraints  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to add Tasks Constraints, which are conditions or limitations placed on the Start or Finish date of a Task, and because it limits a Project’s flexibility by altering its schedule, it should only be used when absolutely necessary.

  • Task Deadline  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to add a Task Deadline, which is used to indicate in the Gantt chart a target date for a task’s completion, without affecting your scheduling if it goes past the target date.

  • Task Notes  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to add Task Notes, and so if you want to keep track of notes that go to a specific task, you can use the notes feature; and the type of notes you can leave include text, hyperlinks, objects and Microsoft files like Excel or Word.

  • Milestones  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to add a Milestone, which is a task that acts as reference point, marking a major event & typically used to mark beginning and ending of your project. Note: you can convert a task into a milestone without changing its duration to 0.

  • Recurring Task  

    Microsoft Project training video on three Calendar Types including: Project, Resource and Tasks.

Resources
  • General Details  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to add General Details about the Work and Material resources including: Booking Type, Email, Generic and Budget.

  • Change Working Times  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to Change Working Time for a resource, change the working times for a resource from the resource's calendar like making it so that the resource is only available part-time from 1-5pm, and only available the first part of October through November.

  • Assign Resources  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to Assign Resources to a Task and the four benefits for doing so including: who's working on a Task, accurate scheduling and assignment as well as it will account for our resources time and cost, from which we’ll be able to print reports, accounting reports of where our time and costs are and how much we have left.

  • Fixed Cost  

    Microsoft Project training video on how add a Fixed Cost as another way of applying a Fixed Cost to a Task without formally creating a resource and assigning it to the Task, and/or you can assign Fixed Cost in addition to any other assigned cost to a Task.

  • Three Time Fields  

    Microsoft Project training video on the Three Time Fields including: Duration, Units and Work that can be used when assigning a resource to a Task through the Task Form.

  • Effort Driven  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to use Effort Driven feature, which is where the more Work Resources that are assigned to a Task, the less time or effort it takes to complete it, and hence reduces the time fields.

  • Task Type  

    Microsoft Project training video on the Task Types in conjunction with Effort Driven and non-Effort Driven Tasks.

  • Resource Costs  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to enter Resource Costs, which can include fuel, airfare, hotel etc.

  • Budget Resources  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to enter Budget Resources, which includes a budget set aside for your Cost, Work and Material Resources.

  • Overallocated  

    Microsoft Project training video on Overallcoated Resources, which are Work Resources that are either: working more hours than their assigned hours of like full-time 8 hour days or if part-time 4 hours a day, or working on “Nonworking Days” or “Exception Days” or a time period in which they are not available.

  • Resource Leveling  

    Microsoft Project training video on Resource Leveling, which is used to delay and/or split the task to avoid conflict for overallocated resources, and as a result can delay your Project’s finish date.

Finalizing
  • Critical Path  

    Microsoft Project training video on the Critical Path, which is a series of tasks that determines the calculated finish date of the project; or if any non-critical series of linked tasks slips its dates enough, this series of task will become the critical path. In other words, a series of tasks that must finish on time so project can finish on time.

  • Slack & Slip  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to use Slack and Slip, which Slack time is used to set the amount of time a Task can be delayed before affecting its successor, and Slip time is how far a Task has slipped from original Start.

  • Shorten Project's Finish Date  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to Shorten Project's Finish Date, which one way can be done either by: assigning additional resources to a Task on the critical path to shorten Task’s Duration and hence shorten, move up project’s Finish Date, delete a Task, or remove any Slack time by removing Constraints.

  • Dividing Tasks  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to Divide Tasks, which is used to break up a Task and assign them to others using a Start-to-Start relationship.

  • Set Baseline  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to Set a Baseline, which is is your original Project’s Plan and is used to compare against or track changes made when the Project has begun and includes: Task, Resources, Assignment and Cost Estimates. In other words, after you complete your Project Plan, and before you actually begin entering in your “Actuals” or starting the project you can save a Baseline, to track specifically all Tasks Duration, Start and Finish Dates and Costs.

  • Using Reports  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to generate the most commonly used, or popular Reports in Project including: Project Overview, Resource Overview and Critical Tasks.

  • Custom Reports  

    Microsoft Project training video on how to generate Custom Reports including: Chart and Table formats.

Project Level 2 – Advanced
  • Level 2 - Exercise Files, Instructor's Notes, Quiz and Answers  
Importing & Exporting
  • Share Project  
  • Import Excel  
  • Exporting Project  
  • Export as Picture  
Updating Tasks
  • Status Date  
  • Mark on Track  
  • Update Task Status  
  • Earned Value BCWP Table & Report  
  • Entering Task Progress  
  • Variance Tracking  
  • Tracking Actuals  
  • Progress Bars  
  • Tracking Task Chart  
  • Progress Line  
  • Status Indicator  
  • Entering Overtime  
  • Autolink  
  • Insert & Deleting Tasks  
  • Split Task  
  • Move & Unlink Tasks  
  • Create Network Diagram  
  • Reschedule Task  
  • Filters  
  • Set Interim Plan  
  • Custom Tables  
  • Custom Text Fields  
  • Custom Formula Fields  
  • Customized Flag Field  
Project Costs
  • Cost Rates Table  
  • Group Costs  
  • Multiple Criteria Grouping  
  • Hyperlinks  
Visual Reports
  • Create Visual Report  
  • Customize Visual Report  
  • Visual Report Template  
Reusing Information
  • Create Templates  
  • View Commands  
  • Navigating Views  
  • Single Custom View  
  • Combo Custom View  
  • The Organizer  
  • Share Resources  
  • Master Project  
  • Custom WBS Codes  
  • Linking Projects  
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