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Microsoft Project 2000 Step by Step

 

Part 1 Creating a Project Plan

Part 3: Viewing and Sharing Information, continued.

Lesson 1: Introducing Project Management.

What defines a Project.

The Project Triangle, Time, Cost, Scope.

Managing Projects with MS Project.

Glossary:

Lesson 11: Publishing Project Information Online.

Copying Project Information as a GIF Image.

Saving Project Information as a Web Page.

Changing the Look of a Project Web Page.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

Lesson 2: Finding your way around MS Project.

Getting Started with MSP.

Working with Menus and Toolbars.

Switching between Views and Tables.

Creating a MSP File.

Entering Project Properties.

Saving a File.

Lesson wrap up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

Lesson 12: Sharing Project Information with Other Programs.

Copying and Pasting with MS Project.

Opening Other File Formats in MS Project.

Saving to Other Formats in MS Project.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference

Lesson 3: Entering and Organizing Tasks.

Entering Tasks.

Estimating Durations.

Breaking Long Tasks into Shorter Tasks.

Linking Tasks.

Checking Project Duration.

Inserting New Tasks.

Deleting Tasks.

Organizing Tasks into Phases.

Entering a Milestone.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

Lesson 13: Sharing Information Between Multiple Sources.

Creating a Resource Pool.

Viewing Assignment Details in a Resource Pool.

Updating Assignments in a

sharer file.

Updating a Resource’s Working Time in a Resource Pool.

Updating all Projects Working times in a Resource Pool.

Linking New Project Files to a Resource Pool.

Opening a Sharer File and Updating a Resource Pool.

Working with Consolidated Projects.

Creating Dependencies Between Projects.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

Lesson 4: Setting Up Resources:

Setting us People Resources.

Setting up Equipment Resources.

Setting up Material Resources.

Entering Resource Pay Rates.

Organizing Resources into Groups.

Adding Additional Resource Information in a Text field.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

Part 4: Tracking and Reviewing Progress.

Lesson 14: Tracking Progress Against the Project Plan.

Saving a Project baseline.

Tracking a Project as Scheduled.

Entering Percent Complete of Tasks.

Entering Actual Start, Finish and Duration Values of Tasks.

Tracking Work by Time Period.

Changing Remaining Work or Duration of Tasks.

Saving an Interim Plan.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

Lesson 5: Assigning Resources to Tasks.

Assign a single Resource to a Task.

The Scheduling Formula: Viewing Duration, Units, and Work.

Assigning Multiple Resources to a Task.

Assigning Resources with Effort-Driven Scheduling Off.

Remove a Resource Assignment.

Assigning Material Resources to Tasks.

Creating a new Resource and Assigning it to a Task.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

Lesson 15: Viewing and Reporting Project Status.

Identifying Tasks that have Slipped.

Comparing Baseline, Interim, and Current Plans.

Identifying Tasks and Resources that are Over Budget.

Reporting Project Status.

Measuring Performance and Earned Value Analysis.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

Review and Practice

Lesson 16: Identifying and Fixing Problems in MS Project.

 

Troubling Time and Scheduling Problems.

Troubling Cost and Resource Problems.

Troubling Scope Problems.

Lesson Wrap up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

 

Part 2: Fine Tuning Your Plan:

 

Lesson 6: Fine Tuning Task Details.

Adjusting Working Time for the Project.

Adjusting Working Time for Individual Tasks.

Assigning Task Relationships.

Changing Task Types.

Interrupt Work on a Task.

Entering Fix Costs.

Setting up a recurring TASK.

Setting Task Constraints.

Reorganizing Phases and Tracks.

Entering Deadline Dates.

Viewing the Projects Critical Path.

Documenting Task Details with Notes and HyperLinks.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary

Quick Reference.

 

Lesson 7: Fine Tuning Resource Details.

Adjusting Working Time for Individual Resources.

Setting up Resource Availability to Apply at Different Times.

Entering Multiple Pay Rates for a Single Resource.

Setting up Pay Rates to apply at Different Times.

Examining Resource Costs.

Examining Resource Allocations over Time.

Leveling Over allocated Resources.

Document Resource Details in Resource Notes.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.  

 

Lesson 8: Fine Tuning Assignment Details.

Replacing a Resource Assignment.

Applying Different Cost Rates to Assignments.

Delaying the Start of Assignments.

Applying Contours to Assignments.

Entering Material Resource Consumption Rates.

Documenting Assignment Details in Assignment Notes.

Lesson Wrap up.

Glossary

Quick Reference.

 

Part 3: Viewing and Sharing Information

 

Lesson 9: Getting MS Project Information to Look the Way you Want.

Sorting Data in a View.

Grouping Data in a View.

Filtering Data in a View.

Editing and Creating Tables.

Defining Custom Views.

Formatting the Gantt Chart.

Formatting the Network Diagram.

Formatting the Calendar view.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

 

 

Lesson 10: Printing Project Information.

Drawing on a Gantt Chart.

Customizing and Printing Views.

Customizing and Printing Reports.

Lesson Wrap Up.

Glossary.

Quick Reference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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