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Microsoft Project 2010

Video Description

Project managers are often responsible for the success (or failure) of a project. They are in charge of many critical activities such as building the schedule and tracking project resources, time, and cost. Microsoft Project 2010 supports these project management activities and more. In this VTC course, you will learn the basic functionalities of using Microsoft Project 2010 including: how to start a project and set up the project environment; how to create a work breakdown structure using Microsoft Project; how to manage tasks, resources, and costs; how to track progress and generate reports. You will also learn about several new and exciting features available in Project 2010, including an upgraded interface, the timeline view, and usercontrolled scheduling. Click on the movie links below to get started today!

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Course Contents 00:04:57
    2. Microsoft Project 2010 Editions 00:03:15
    3. MCTS: 77-178 (71-178 beta) 00:05:30
  2. New Features in Project 2010
    1. User Controlled Scheduling 00:05:02
    2. Top Down Scheduling 00:03:56
    3. Timeline View 00:03:14
    4. Inactive Tasks 00:02:38
    5. Column / Text / Formatting Flexibility 00:05:08
    6. Team Planner 00:04:36
    7. Task Inspector 00:04:59
    8. Enhanced Data Sharing 00:02:45
    9. Removed Features 00:02:44
  3. Exploring the Control Panel
    1. Introducing the Ribbon pt. 1 00:05:21
    2. Introducing the Ribbon pt. 2 00:04:24
    3. Default Views 00:05:27
    4. Timeline View 00:06:16
  4. Setting Up the Project Environment
    1. Creating a New Project 00:06:17
    2. Using & Creating Templates 00:04:42
    3. Importing Tasks from Excel 00:04:50
    4. Creating Calendars pt. 1 00:03:59
    5. Creating Calendars pt. 2 00:04:55
    6. Assigning & Modifying Calendars 00:05:56
    7. Duration vs. Effort Based Scheduling 00:04:35
    8. Project Statistics 00:02:00
    9. Exploring the Gantt Chart View 00:05:16
    10. Customizing Views 00:05:09
  5. Using Manual vs. Auto Scheduling
    1. Manual Scheduling 00:05:07
    2. Benefits & Considerations 00:03:47
  6. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    1. What is a WBS? 00:05:32
    2. WBS Levels 00:03:39
    3. Outline Numbering pt. 1 00:04:57
    4. Outline Numbering pt. 2 00:02:10
    5. Rolling Wave Planning 00:03:03
    6. Inserting Tasks pt. 1 00:04:59
    7. Inserting Tasks pt. 2 00:03:23
    8. Inserting Summary Tasks pt. 1 00:04:06
    9. Inserting Summary Tasks pt. 2 00:02:53
    10. Inserting Milestones 00:02:41
    11. Adding Tasks to the Timeline 00:03:18
  7. Managing Tasks
    1. Task Options 00:05:10
    2. Editing a Task 00:04:37
    3. Recurring Tasks 00:04:23
    4. Inactive Tasks 00:02:25
    5. Assigning a Calendar to a Task 00:04:13
    6. Deleting a Calendar 00:02:04
    7. Adding Notes 00:02:33
    8. Task Inspector 00:04:23
  8. Managing Task Dependencies
    1. Linking Tasks pt. 1 00:04:56
    2. Linking Tasks pt. 2 00:03:17
    3. Dependency Types 00:03:57
    4. Setting Dependencies 00:05:26
    5. Leads & Lags 00:04:48
    6. Understanding Constraints 00:04:41
    7. Inserting Deadlines 00:01:53
  9. Estimating Tasks
    1. Entering Durations 00:05:45
    2. Entering Elapsed Duration 00:02:53
    3. Estimating Work 00:04:26
    4. Estimating Costs 00:05:00
    5. PERT 00:04:50
    6. Defining the Critical Path 00:05:39
  10. Assigning & Managing Resources
    1. Resource Views 00:04:45
    2. Creating a Resource Pool pt. 1 00:03:02
    3. Creating a Resource Pool pt. 2 00:03:35
    4. Sharing a Resource Pool 00:02:26
    5. Updating Resource Details 00:05:25
    6. Adjusting Resource Calendars 00:03:49
    7. Setting Rates 00:02:59
    8. Assigning Resources 00:04:48
    9. Budget Resources 00:04:47
    10. Resource Over-allocation 00:05:03
    11. Resource Leveling 00:05:42
    12. Modifying Assignments 00:04:18
    13. Using Cost Rate Tables 00:03:00
    14. Team Planner 00:02:40
  11. Tracking Progress
    1. Saving a Baseline 00:03:51
    2. Viewing & Updating a Baseline 00:06:13
    3. Updating Percent Complete pt. 1 00:03:09
    4. Updating Percent Complete pt. 2 00:03:36
    5. Entering Actuals 00:03:37
    6. Splitting a Task 00:02:15
    7. Using Groups 00:06:12
    8. Creating Custom Tables 00:02:32
    9. Comparing Project Versions 00:03:04
  12. Variance Analysis
    1. Types of Variance 00:02:23
    2. Calculating Variance 00:03:05
    3. Identifying Variance 00:02:36
    4. Earned Value Analysis pt. 1 00:06:07
    5. Earned Value Analysis pt. 2 00:03:55
    6. Earned Value Analysis pt. 3 00:04:29
  13. Generating Reports
    1. Predefined Reports 00:02:50
    2. Printing Out Assignments 00:03:20
    3. Visual Reports 00:04:08
    4. Printing Views 00:04:38
    5. Copying & Pasting Data 00:03:55
    6. Printing Calendars 00:02:15
  14. Tips & Tricks
    1. Creating Graphical Indicators 00:03:53
    2. Linking External Tasks 00:04:33
    3. Using the Help Feature 00:02:34
    4. Downloading Templates 00:02:00
  15. Wrap Up
    1. Summary 00:05:05
  16. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:03:17