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Microsoft Project 2013

Video Description

Microsoft Project is the standard-bearing tool to help project managers track all the vitals of their projects: tasks, resources, schedule, and cost. With the 2013 version of Project, Microsoft introduces several new features and improves existing ones. In this VTC course, author Brian Culp will guide users through techniques that allow project managers to quickly get up to speed on this powerful toolkit. Users will learn how to start projects, create and edit tasks, assign resources to tasks, share project information, and much more.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Course Overview 00:04:39
    2. The Project Window 00:04:49
    3. A Look Backstage 00:03:37
    4. Navigating the Ribbon 00:04:09
    5. Intro to Project Views 00:04:29
  2. Getting Started
    1. Create a New Project Plan 00:05:37
    2. Enter Task Names 00:06:03
    3. Enter Durations 00:05:47
    4. Enter a Milestone 00:03:51
    5. Linking Tasks 00:06:20
    6. Saving a Project 00:03:49
  3. Scheduling a Project
    1. Gantt Chart Scheduling 00:04:39
    2. Document Tasks 00:03:44
    3. Project Duration 00:02:52
    4. Assign Working Time 00:05:05
    5. Use an Alternate Calendar 00:04:35
    6. Working Time Exceptions 00:03:08
    7. Delete a Calendar 00:03:22
  4. Assigning Resources to Tasks
    1. Set Up People Resources 00:05:28
    2. Resource Capacity and Type 00:05:21
    3. Resource Pay 00:05:10
    4. Resource Cost 00:03:27
    5. Resource Notes 00:03:42
    6. Duration / Units / Work 00:04:47
    7. Assign a Resource to a Task 00:04:30
    8. Add or Remove Resources 00:03:48
    9. The Task Form and Work 00:03:28
    10. Set Working Time Exceptions 00:02:54
    11. Set Up a Part-Time Worker 00:04:02
    12. Delete a Resource 00:04:11
  5. Task Relationships
    1. Switch to Automatic Scheduling 00:04:13
    2. Summary Tasks 00:05:14
    3. Finish to Start Relationships 00:05:10
    4. Modify a Task Dependency 00:02:46
    5. Lag and Lead Tasks 00:03:56
    6. Placeholder Task Options 00:03:59
    7. Cut / Copy / Paste 00:05:10
    8. Task Constraints 00:03:12
    9. Add and Change Constraints 00:06:02
    10. Prevent Unwanted Date Constraints 00:02:30
    11. Set Project Deadlines 00:03:30
    12. Change the Default Task Type 00:01:50
  6. Viewing the Plan and Tracking Progress
    1. Effort Driven Tasks 00:03:45
    2. Configure Effort Driven Tasks 00:04:29
    3. Assign a Cost Resource 00:02:11
    4. Assign a Material Resource 00:02:49
    5. View Project Duration and Cost 00:04:57
    6. Create a Recurring Task 00:04:17
    7. Save a Baseline 00:03:48
    8. Enter Task Completion 00:03:53
    9. Enter Actual Work Values 00:04:13
    10. Gantt Chart Formatting pt. 1 00:04:39
    11. Gantt Chart Formatting pt. 2 00:03:47
    12. Customize the Timeline 00:03:44
    13. Timeline Pan and Zoom 00:03:01
    14. Annotate the Gantt Chart 00:04:18
    15. Configure Gantt Timescale 00:04:43
  7. Making Project Adjustments
    1. Use the Task Inspector 00:04:19
    2. Adjust Work Time for Specific Tasks 00:04:23
    3. Change Task Types 00:05:58
    4. Task Types and Views 00:04:59
    5. View the Critical Path 00:04:57
    6. Manually Configure a Summary Task 00:03:51
    7. Inactivate a Task 00:03:12
    8. Interrupt Work on a Task 00:03:22
    9. Multiple Resource Availability 00:05:48
    10. Multiple Pay Rates for a Resource 00:04:08
    11. Multiple Resource Cost Tables 00:03:15
    12. Apply an Assignment Contour 00:04:55
    13. Delay Work on a Task 00:04:58
    14. View Resource Capacity 00:06:00
    15. The Team Planner 00:03:54
  8. Refining Your Project
    1. Update the Project Baseline 00:02:31
    2. Use an Interim Plan 00:04:21
    3. Track Remaining Work 00:04:17
    4. Track Remaining Cost 00:02:17
    5. Enter Costs Manually 00:03:57
    6. Identify Project Slack 00:03:46
    7. Reschedule Incomplete Work 00:04:46
    8. Identify Task Slippage 00:04:56
    9. Use Additional Baselines 00:02:28
  9. Communicating Project Details
    1. Run a Report 00:04:03
    2. Print Views and Reports 00:03:49
    3. Adjust Report Printing 00:04:14
    4. Copy and Paste Views 00:03:43
    5. Highlight Task Relationships 00:03:19
    6. Format a Calendar View 00:03:46
    7. Format a Network Diagram 00:04:40
    8. Advanced Printing Options 00:03:03
    9. Custom Reports 00:07:11
    10. Manage a Custom Report 00:04:23
  10. Project Collaboration
    1. Use a Template 00:02:23
    2. Create a Resource Pool 00:02:50
    3. Open a Sharer Project 00:03:37
    4. Connect to a Resource Pool 00:04:23
    5. Tasks with a Resource Pool 00:05:00
    6. Troubleshoot Overallocations 00:07:06
    7. Use a Master Project 00:04:49
    8. Dependencies Between Projects 00:05:05
    9. Link Tasks in Master Projects 00:04:28
  11. Ending a Project
    1. Summarize a Project 00:03:40
    2. Filter / Sort / Group Data 00:03:05
    3. Compare Projects 00:05:35
    4. Archive Project Info 00:03:28
    5. Importing from Excel 00:03:05
  12. Conclusion
    1. Course Wrap Up 00:04:32
  13. Credits
    1. About the Author 00:01:17