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Microsoft Project 2007 Level 1

GK# 8719

Course Overview


In this 2-day course, you will be introduced to the basic operations of Microsoft Project 2007. You will create a project file, work with project calendars, and enter project costs (standard, variable, fixed). In addition, you will create and modify tasks, and apply page options (headers, footers, page breaks, preview, print). Finally, you will create a Gantt chart for your project.


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What You'll Learn

  • Understand the basic operations of the software, and work with windows, menus, commands, and views
  • Create a new project file and create, edit, and outline a task list, as well as establish dependencies by linking tasks
  • Add and assign resources to a project file, work with project calendars, and enter project costs, such as standard, variable, and fixed costs
  • Apply page setup options, create headers and footers, insert page breaks, and preview and print project information
  • Apply task type settings, modify fixed tasks, set task constraints, and define and format the critical path
  • Apply preset and custom contours, edit resource assignments, identify and resolve resource overallocations, and set and modify a baseline
  • Track the progress of a project, update tasks and the schedule, and compare baseline and actual data
  • Sort, filter, and group views
  • Format views and format the Gantt Chart


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Classroom Live Outline

1. The Basics

  • Project Management Concepts
  • Getting Started
  • Project Application and Project File Windows
  • Project Guide
  • Project Menus and Commands
  • Filing Projects
  • Displaying Project Views
  • Moving Within a View

2. Project Creation

  • Project Information
  • Creating Task Lists
  • Editing Task Lists
  • Outlining Task Lists
  • Task Dependencies
  • Modifying Task Dependencies
  • Task Information

3. Project Resources and Costs

  • Project Resources
  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Assigning Resources
  • Working with Project Calendars
  • Working with Resource Calendars
  • Working with Task Calendars
  • Entering Project Costs

4. Printing Schedule Information

  • Page Setup Options
  • Previewing Views and Reports
  • Printing Project Information

5. Changing Scheduling Methods

  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Task Type Settings
  • Applying Task Type Settings
  • Task Constraints
  • Identifying Factors Affecting Tasks
  • Defining the Critical Path
  • Formatting the Critical Path

6. Resolving Resource Conflicts

  • Preset Contours
  • Applying Preset Contours
  • Editing Resource Assignments
  • Resource Overallocations
  • Locating Resource Overallocations
  • Resolving Resource Overallocations
  • Saving the Baseline

7. Tracking Project Progress

  • Tracking Task Progress
  • Updating Tasks
  • Updating the Remaining Schedule
  • Comparing Baseline and Actual Data

8. Sorting, Filtering and Grouping

  • Sorting Views
  • Filtering Views
  • Grouping within Views

9. Formatting the Project Environment

  • Formatting Views
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart

Who Should Attend


Those who are new to Microsoft Office Project 2007

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

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