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Microsoft Project 2007 Introduction / Intermediate


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Microsoft Office Project 2007: Level 1

Course Description

You need to gather information about the various tasks involved, resources required to accomplish the tasks, and the overall cost in order to plan a project. Microsoft® Office Project Professional 2007 acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects. In this course, you will create and modify a project plan.

Course Objective: You will create a project plan containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan.

Target Student: This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.

Prerequisites: Students enrolled for this course should have the following:
  • An understanding of project management concepts.
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system, either Windows XP or Windows Vista.


Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • explore the Microsoft Office Project environment and the various views in which you can verify project information.
  • create a new project plan.
  • manage tasks by organizing them and setting task relationships.
  • manage resources in a project plan.
  • finalize the project plan.


Course Content


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project 2007 Environment
Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views


Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan
Topic 2A: Create a New Project Plan
Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 2C: Add Tasks to the Project Plan
Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
Topic 2E: Add Resources in the Project Plan


Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan
Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
Topic 3B: Add a Recurring Task
Topic 3C: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 3D: Set a Constraint to a Task
Topic 3E: Set a Task Deadline
Topic 3F: Add Notes to a Task


Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan
Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic 4C: Assign Additional Resources to a Task
Topic 4D: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic 4E: Enter Values for Budget Resources
Topic 4F: Resolve Resource Conflicts


Lesson 5: Finalizing the Project Plan
Topic 5A: Display the Critical Path
Topic 5B: Shorten the Project Duration
Topic 5C: Set a Baseline
Topic 5D: Print a Project Summary Report



Microsoft Office Project 2007: Level 2

Course Description

Microsoft® Project 2007: Level 2 is the second course in the Microsoft Project 2007 series. In Microsoft® Project 2007: Level 1, you used your project management skills to create a complete project plan. The plans need to be updated and modified regularly to keep the project moving on track. This course will build upon the knowledge gained, and give you the opportunity to work with a project plan once it reaches the project implementation phase.

Course Objective: You will exchange project plan data with other applications, update project plans, create visual reports, and reuse project plan information.


Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this class should have:
  • An understanding of project management concepts.
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system, XP or Vista.
  • Microsoft Office Project 2007: Level 1.


Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • exchange project plan data with other applications.
  • update a project plan.
  • manage project costs.
  • report project data visually.
  • reuse project plan information.



Course Content


Lesson 1: Exchanging Project Plan Data with Other Applications
Topic 1A: Import Project Information
Topic 1B: Export Project Plan Data into Excel
Topic 1C: Copy a Picture of the Project Plan Information


Lesson 2: Updating a Project Plan
Topic 2A: Enter Task Progress
Topic 2B: Enter Overtime Work
Topic 2C: Split a Task
Topic 2D: Reschedule a Task
Topic 2E: Filter Tasks
Topic 2F: Set an Interim Plan
Topic 2G: Create a Custom Table
Topic 2H: Create a Custom Report


Lesson 3: Managing Project Costs
Topic 3A: Update Cost Rate Tables
Topic 3B: Group Costs
Topic 3C: Link Documents to a Project Plan


Lesson 4: Reporting Project Data Visually
Topic 4A: Create a Visual Report
Topic 4B: Customize a Visual Report
Topic 4C: Create a Visual Report Template


Lesson 5: Reusing Project Plan Information
Topic 5A: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic 5B: Create a Custom View
Topic 5C: Make Custom Views Available to Other Project Plans
Topic 5D: Share Resources
Topic 5E: Create a Master Project