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Microsoft Project 2010 Fundamentals
Target Audience:  

Users who need to plan, design, create and manage project plans using Microsoft Project.


On completion of the course users will be able to create new project plans and modify existing plans including entering task, resource and cost information. Users will also be able to analyse and adjust scheduling logic using dates, dependency links and resource constraints. Project plans will also be customised and reported on, including recording and reviewing task progress against a Baseline.


A working knowledge of one other Microsoft application and a general understanding of the principles of project management is desirable although not essential.

  Duration: 2 Days
  Cost: £395 + VAT
  Course Date Location
  24/05/2016 Bradford
  11/07/2016 Bradford
  04/08/2016 Liverpool
  13/09/2016 Bradford
  20/10/2016 Liverpool
  23/11/2016 Bradford

Project Management Concepts

  • What is Project Management?
  • What is a Project
  • Work Breakdown Structures

Getting Started

  • All About Project 2010
  • Getting Help 
  • The Project Interface
  • Opening & Navigating Project Files

Starting a New Project

  • Setting Project Objectives
  • Modifying the Base Calendar
  • Entering File Properties
  • Outlining the Plan
  • Inserting, Editing, Deleting, Moving & Copying Tasks
  • Manual vs Automatic Scheduling
  • Creating & Displaying Task Notes

Using Tables & Views

  • Switching Views & Split Views
  • Displaying Tables

Scheduling with Dates

  • Entering Dates
  • Dealing with Scheduling Issues
  • Quick Scheduling using the Mouse

Estimating Timescales

  • Entering Task Durations
  • Creating Milestone Tasks

Scheduling with Dependencies

  • What is a Critical Path?
  • Creating & Modifying Dependency Links
  • Elapsed Time, Lag Time & Slack Time

Date Constraints

  • Constraining Tasks with Dates
  • Working with Deadlines

Recurring & Splitting Tasks

  • Create Patterns with Recurring Tasks
  • Stop & Start Activities using Split Tasks

Assigning Resources

  • Using the Resource Sheet
  • Entering & Editing Resource Details
  • Basic Resource Assignments
  • Part Time Assignments & Task Types
  • Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Use Resource Views to Resolve Conflicts

Managing Tasks

  • Creating & Using a Baseline
  • Managing & Completing Tasks

Sorting, Filtering & Grouping

  • Filtering Tasks using AutoFilter
  • Grouping Tasks
  • Sorting in Tables

System Options & Formatting

  • Modifying Default Settings
  • Formatting Tables & Views

Printing Gantt Charts

  • Working in Print Preview
  • Page Setup, Headers & Footers
  • Printing Project Plans
  • Printing Reports & the Report Gallery