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Microsoft Project 2010

Video Description

This Microsoft Project 2010 Tutorial Video will teach you the intricacies of using this software. Master instructor Guy Vaccaro walks you through using MS Project 2010 starting with the basics. You watch the video capture of his actual desktop as he verbally explains exactly, step by step, what he is doing, learning even the most complex areas of Project is reduced to a series of easy to follow instructions.
Beginning with a tour of the brand new interface to Microsoft Project 2010, Guy shows you to to create a new project, add tasks, add resources, and deal with any problems that may crop up along the way. You will learn to read Gantt charts, and control how they look and behave specific to your own personal needs. You will learn how to use Master Projects, the new Timeline, even creating and saving Macro's within MS Project to make repetitive tasks easy to manage! This tutorial video comes complete with working files to allow you to work alongside the author as you progress through your training.
By the completion of this video based training title, you will be fully capable of creating and managing your own project, no matter what the size or complexity, in Microsoft Project 2010.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    1. Overview Of MS Project And What To Expect From The Course 00:06:22
    2. What Will I Be Able To Do? 00:03:57
    3. Exploring A Sample Project 00:04:59
    4. Tour Of The New MS Project 2010 Interface 00:06:23
    5. Using The Files Included With This Course 00:01:04
  2. The Interface
    1. Auto Hide The Ribbon Menus 00:02:42
    2. Customize The Quick Command Bar 00:03:36
    3. Adding Your Own Tab To The Ribbon Menu 00:07:08
    4. Activating Autosave In Project 2010 00:02:12
    5. Alter The Project Colour Scheme And Other General Options 00:02:47
    6. Controlling The Recently Used File List 00:03:26
  3. Starting Your Own Project
    1. Creating A New Project File And Save Options 00:01:40
    2. Setting The Project Information/Properties 00:01:59
    3. Deciding On A Start/Finish Date For The Project 00:02:11
    4. Adding A New Task And Exploring Task Duration Options 00:03:51
    5. Importing Tasks From Microsoft Outlook 00:01:52
    6. Importing Tasks From Microsoft Excel 00:04:12
    7. Organizing Tasks Into Logical Groups 00:05:30
    8. Adding A Milestone Task 00:02:43
    9. Estimated and Elapsed Duration Tasks 00:03:51
    10. Moving Or Deleting Tasks 00:03:28
    11. Making A Task Inactive 00:01:26
    12. Changing The Task Priority Value 00:02:12
    13. Adding Notes To A Task 00:03:36
    14. Attaching External Files To A Task 00:05:01
    15. Adding/Editing The Project Summary Task 00:02:47
    16. Methods Of Linking Scheduled Tasks 00:05:27
    17. Exploring The Different Link Types 00:06:30
    18. How To Add Lag Or Lead Time 00:04:28
    19. Exploring The Detail Gantt 00:02:52
    20. Formatting The Task Pane 00:03:23
    21. Spellchecking The Task Pane 00:01:17
    22. Find/Replace Text In The Task Pane 00:02:15
  4. Working With Your Project File
    1. Navigating To An Exact Date In The Gantt Chart 00:01:35
    2. Displaying The Current Task In The Gantt Chart 00:01:09
    3. Changing The Dates Visible In The Gantt Chart 00:02:40
    4. Sorting Tasks 00:03:44
    5. Using The Filtering Options 00:05:08
    6. Sort Your Tasks Into Groups 00:02:12
    7. Adding Deadlines 00:02:35
    8. Exploring Constraint Types 00:04:16
    9. Removing An Unwanted Or Accidental Constraint 00:01:36
    10. Viewing Your Project In Calendar View 00:03:52
    11. Viewing Your Project As A Network Diagram 00:03:44
    12. Using The Task Inspector 00:02:34
    13. How Does MS Project Determine The Critical Path? 00:00:57
    14. Finding The Critical Path 00:03:35
  5. Resourcing Your Project
    1. The Resource Types Available 00:01:17
    2. Adding A New Material Resource Type 00:04:56
    3. Adding A New Work Resource Type 00:04:06
    4. Adding A New Cost Resource Type 00:02:11
    5. Adding Notes To Resources 00:03:01
    6. Adding Varying Costs For A Work Resource 00:03:17
    7. Placing Resources Into Groups 00:01:20
    8. Adding A Fixed Cost To A Task 00:02:18
    9. Allocating Material Resources To A Task - Part 1 00:05:32
    10. Allocating Material Resources To A Task - Part 2 00:04:16
    11. Allocating Cost Type Resources To A Task 00:03:36
    12. Allocating Work Resources To A Task 00:07:37
    13. Changing Task Types 00:04:18
    14. Effort Driven Or Not 00:02:23
    15. Making Use Of The Resource Views 00:05:57
    16. How To Deal With Over Allocation 00:04:47
    17. Applying Resource Leveling 00:06:06
    18. Adding Overtime To Deal With Over Allocation 00:02:54
    19. Viewing The Project Costs 00:02:39
    20. Viewing Breakdown Of Resource Costs 00:02:15
  6. Calendar And Working Time
    1. Altering The Working Time Defaults 00:02:05
    2. What Is The Base Calendar 00:02:00
    3. Altering The Project Base Calendar - Part 1 00:02:44
    4. Altering The Project Base Calendar - Part 2 00:05:09
    5. Altering Work Resource Calendars 00:03:28
    6. Adding Recurring Absence Patterns 00:03:57
    7. Creating A New Calendar 00:03:04
    8. Assigning A Customized Calendar To A Resource 00:01:50
    9. Assigning A Calendar To A Task 00:02:07
  7. Tracking Your Project
    1. Saving The Baseline 00:02:22
    2. Customizing The Current Date Line Appearance 00:02:46
    3. Changing The Current Date To Mimic Progress 00:01:45
    4. Marking Individual Task Progression 00:04:44
    5. Marking an Individual Task with a Delay 00:02:33
    6. Marking Multiple Task Progression 00:02:17
    7. Using The Tracking Gantt To Monitor Progression 00:03:17
    8. Reschedule An Entire Project 00:03:43
    9. Splitting A Task Manually 00:02:04
    10. The Project Statistics Snapshot 00:02:08
  8. The New Project 2010 Timeline
    1. Display/Hide The Timeline 00:01:30
    2. Expand/Contract The Scale Used On The Timeline 00:01:28
    3. Adding Tasks To And Removing From The Timeline 00:03:56
    4. Displaying Tasks As Callouts On The Timeline 00:02:16
    5. Editing The Text Formatting Of The Timeline 00:03:17
    6. Exporting The Timeline For Use In Other Applications 00:01:27
  9. Reporting Progress
    1. Customizing Print Settings For The Gantt Charts 00:09:30
    2. Selecting And Printing The MS Project Reports 00:05:01
    3. Create Your Own MS Project Report 00:04:09
    4. Exporting A Visual Report Into Excel Or Visio 00:03:24
    5. Creating Your Own Excel Visual Report 00:05:09
    6. Exporting Project Data To Microsoft Access 00:03:45
    7. Emailing The Project File To Others 00:02:19
    8. Exporting To PDF Format For Distribution 00:02:50
  10. The Master Report
    1. The Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Master Report 00:04:47
    2. How To Create A Master Project 00:05:49
    3. Updating The Master From The Sub Projects And Vice Versa 00:03:17
    4. Creating Links Between Sub Projects 00:05:14
    5. Adding Tasks To The Master Project 00:03:22
    6. Creating A Resource Pool 00:02:01
    7. Telling Projects To Use The Resource Pool 00:04:36
    8. Assigning Resources From A Resource Pool 00:02:51
    9. Saving Changes To A Resource Pool 00:01:00
    10. Assigning Resources With The Master Project 00:02:42
    11. Opening The Resource Pool To View Resource Usage 00:03:59
  11. Recurring Tasks
    1. Adding A Recurring Task 00:03:32
    2. Editing The Occurrences Of A Recurring Task 00:02:21
    3. Editing The Frequency Pattern Of A Recurring Task 00:02:50
    4. Deleting Tasks Within A Recurring Sequence 00:00:47
  12. WBS Codes
    1. What Does WBS Mean? 00:02:44
    2. Sticking With The Default WBS Or Create Your Own 00:04:12
  13. The Global Template
    1. What Is The Global Template? 00:00:56
    2. Where Is The Global Template? 00:02:11
    3. Using The Organizer To Update The Global Template 00:03:42
    4. Creating Your Own Gantt Chart 00:02:31
    5. Changing The Table Used With A Custom Gantt Chart 00:02:44
    6. Changing The Gridlines Of The Custom Gantt Chart 00:04:02
    7. Changing The Bar Styles Of The Custom Gantt Chart 00:05:44
    8. Changing The Layout Of The Custom Gantt Chart 00:03:31
    9. Changing The Timescale Of The Custom Gantt Chart 00:04:59
    10. Copying The Custom Gantt Chart To The Global Template 00:02:39
    11. Deleting The Custom Gantt Chart 00:02:19
  14. Advanced Gantt Chart Customization
    1. Changing Text Displayed Next To A Gantt Chart Task Bar 00:05:02
    2. Adding Your Own Gantt Chart Bar For Critical Tasks 00:03:50
    3. Creating A New Text Field 00:03:24
    4. A Custom Field With A Droplist 00:04:22
    5. Formulas In Custom Fields 00:05:34
    6. Custom Fields Using Graphical Indicators 00:07:46
    7. Clever Combination Of Custom Fields And Bar Styles 00:08:38
    8. Progress Lines In Microsoft Project 00:04:58
    9. Adding Drawings To The Gantt Chart 00:06:07
    10. Making Custom Fields Available To All Future Projects 00:02:36
  15. Macros
    1. Recording A Macro 00:05:50
    2. Adding A Keyboard Shortcut To Run Your Macro 00:01:24
    3. Adding A Ribbon Button To Run A Macro 00:03:33
    4. Editing A Macro 00:04:21
    5. Deleting A Macro 00:01:44
    6. A Useful Macro To Reset A Project 00:05:04
  16. Credits And Beyond
    1. Further Practice - Part 1 00:03:01
    2. Further Practice - Part 2 00:05:32
    3. About The Author 00:01:12