Microsoft Project 2000

Introduction to Project Management

Overview
Is it a project or a Process?
What the 3 main needs of a project?
Where does Microsoft Project 2000 fit in?
Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)-pt1
Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)-pt2

Navigating in Project 2000

Introduction
Getting Started
Menus and Toolbars
Views and Tables
Creating a Project file
Using Project Properties
Saving Project Files

Creating Tasks

Introduction
Entering Tasks
Estimating Durations
Single and Multiple Tasks
Linking Tasks
Project Duration
Inserting New Tasks
Deleting Tasks
Creating Phases
Creating Milestones

Creating Resources

Introduction
People Resources
Equipment Resources
Material Resources
Resource Rates
Resource Groups
Extra Resource Information

Assigning Resources to Tasks

Introduction
Single Resources
Scheduling Process
Multiple Resources
Effort-Driven Scheduling
Removing Assignments
Assigning Material Resources
Inserting New Resources

Fine-Tuning Tasks

Introduction
Project Working Times
Task Working Times
Links and Relationships
Task Types
Interrupting Work
Fixed Costs
Recurring Tasks
Task Constraints
Phases and Tasks
Deadline Dates
The Critical Path
Notes and Hyperlinks

Working with Resources

Introduction
Working Times
Availability and Times
Multiple Pay Rates
Pay Rates at Multiple Times
Cost Factors
Allocations over Time
Leveling Resources
Details and Notes

Working with Assignments

Introduction
Substituting Resources
Different Cost Rates and Tasks
Delaying Assignments
Using Work Contours

Presenting Project Information

Introduction
Viewing and Sorting
Viewing and Grouping
Viewing and Filtering
Customizing Tables and Views
Formatting Charts and Views-pt1
Formatting Charts and Views-pt2
Formatting Charts and Views-pt3

Printing Project Information

Introduction
Drawing on a Gantt Chart
Setup and Print Views
Customize and Print Reports

Project Information on the Web

Introduction
Format as an Image
Save as a Web Page
Modify the Web Page

Exchanging Information with Other Programs

Introduction
Copying and Pasting Data
Opening from other File Types
Saving to other File Types

Tracking Progress

Introduction
Save a Baseline
Tracking Actual Progress
Recording Partial Progress
Entering Actual Project Data
Tracking the Project by Date
Creating an Interim Plan

Status Reports

Introduction
Find Tasks that have Slipped
Viewing the Big Picture
Find Over Budget Items
Communicating Status to Stakeholders

Troubleshooting your Project

Introduction
Time and Scheduling Problems
Cost and Resource Problems
Over-runs and Blowouts

Customizing Project

The Project Environment
Wrap-up