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Microsoft Project For Software Developers

Video Description

In this Microsoft Project for Software Developers training course, expert author Guy Vaccaro takes you through the steps required to build your own Software Development Plan with Microsoft Project 2013. This course is designed for users that already have experience working with Microsoft Project.
You start with setting up the project file, including creating a rough storyboard, initial project file, and adding the phase and section headings. From there, you will learn about the various tasks, such as importing data, adding notes and attachments, and creating constraints and adding deadlines. This video tutorial will teach you about calendars and time, including adding public and work resource holidays and creating your own calendar. Guy will also teach you about tracking, showing you how to change dates and customize lines, update individual task progression, and track work and costs. Finally, you will learn how to use the NEW reports and the project plan as a template.
By the end of this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using Microsoft Project 2013 to build and create your own software development plan. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Why You Need To Plan Software Development 00:04:47
    2. About The Author 00:01:33
    3. About The Working Files 00:01:32
    4. How To Access Your Working Files 00:02:45
  2. Setting Up The Project File
    1. Starting With A Rough Storyboard 00:03:52
    2. The Initial Project File And Properties 00:06:16
    3. Adding The Phase And Section Headings 00:05:28
  3. The Actual Tasks
    1. Creating And Adding Tasks 00:07:43
    2. Importing Task Data 00:05:14
    3. Editing, Deleting And Moving Tasks 00:07:55
    4. Adding Notes And Attachments To Tasks 00:05:29
    5. The Importance Of Milestones 00:04:59
    6. Task Relationships 00:07:27
    7. Linking The Software Development Tasks 00:08:15
    8. Creating Constraints And Adding Deadlines 00:08:56
    9. Project Summary And Recurring Tasks 00:05:17
    10. Using WBS Codes To Reference External Documentation 00:06:36
  4. Resources
    1. Adding Your Project Teams 00:07:15
    2. Material And Cost Type Resources 00:04:51
    3. Assigning Material And Cost Resources 00:05:45
    4. Allocating Your Team - WORK Resources 00:07:55
    5. Reviewing Costs And Over Allocations 00:08:54
  5. Calendars And Time
    1. Exploring Project Default Assumptions 00:05:47
    2. Adding Public And Work Resource Holidays 00:07:39
    3. Creating Your Own Calendar 00:03:44
    4. Exploring The Timeline View 00:06:04
  6. Tracking
    1. A Baseline To Measure Your Progress 00:05:23
    2. Changing Todays Date And Customizing The Today Line 00:03:13
    3. Updating Individual Task Progression 00:07:53
    4. Updating Multiple Task Progressions 00:05:44
    5. Tracking Work And Costs 00:07:51
    6. Gantt Chart Printing 00:08:05
  7. Conclusion
    1. Using The New Reports 00:03:55
    2. Using The Project Plan As A Template 00:04:44