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Microsoft Project 2007 Tutorial


Product managers need to track project resources, time and cost, schedule tasks efficiently, exchange project information, and communicate with resources while maintaining control over the project. This can be a daunting task unless you have the right tools, and know how to use them. In this course author, Brian Culp, teaches users Microsoft Project 2007, an invaluable project management tool. Learn how to start projects, create and edit tasks, assign resources to tasks, share project information, and much more. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the Microsoft Project 2007 lessons.

Setting Up Project 2007

Intro and Overview
Starting Project
New Features
Save a Project
Import Outlook Tasks

Start a New Project

Create a New Project
Entering Tasks
Insert Tasks
Elapsed Duration
Set a Milestone
Use Summary Tasks
Link Tasks
Set Non-Working Time

Working with Resources

Setting up People
Adjusting Availability
Setting up Equipment
Setting up Material
Setting up Costs
Entering Pay Rates

Task Management

Assign Work to a Task
Add Additional Resources
Assign Material
Assign a Calendar to a Task
Lag and Lead Time
Recurring Tasks
Using Constraints
The Critical Path
Create a Task Calendar
Delete a Calendar
Change the Timeline
Project Duration

Create a Project Plan

Create a Resource Pool
Change Resource Information
Use the Resource Pool
Viewing Overallocations
Overallocation Report
Resolve Overallocations
Level Resources Automatically
View Leveling Results
Assign Fixed Cost

Edit Task Details

Split a Task
Change Task Type
Entering Deadline Dates
Add a Note
Effort Driven Tasks
Sort Project Details
Group Project Details
Filtering Project Details
Customize Tables
Customize Views

Edit Assignment Details

Multiple Pay Rates
Multiple Availability Dates
Delay Start of Assignment
Apply a Work Contour
Manually Adjust Contour
Use Cost Tables
Variable Material Rates

Tracking Progress

Link Summary Tasks
Save a Baseline
Track as Scheduled
Entering Completion Percentage
Using Actuals
Updating the Baseline
Check Project Duration
Add a Note
Manually Update Actual Work

Share Project Information

Project Summary Reports
Critical Tasks Reports
Create a To Do List
Create a Picture
Use Visual Reports
Export to PowerPoint
Import Project Information
Print a Report
Print a View
Insert Drawings
Create a Custom Gantt

Cool Project Tips and Tricks

Printing a Project Calendar
Change Text Styles
Create Outlook Tasks
Use a Fixed-Cost Resource
Use Graphical Indicators
Insert Task Instructions
Consolidate Projects
Dependencies Between Projects
Save a Workspace
Customize the Toolbar
Use the Organizer

Wrap Up

Final Thoughts

Credits

About the Author


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