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Unformatted text preview: New Perspectives on Microsoft Project 2007: Planning a Project In this tutorial you will: Learn about project goals and mana management Learn project management terminology Understand the benefits of project management Understand how Project 2007 supports 2007 project management Learn the basic setup of Project 2007 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 2 1 Introduction to Project Management Project Management process of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing a project Project Goal is the desired outcome Scope refers to all the work involved with the project ith th 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 3 Project Management Process Groups 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 4 2 Initiating Setting the project goal Identifying start or finish dates Identifying the project manager Identifying project budget and quality considerations 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 5 Planning Entering project information Identifying project subdivisions and milestones Documenting resources Entering restrictions Assigning Resources to tasks 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 6 3 Project Information Dialog Box 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 7 Executing Producing work results Requesting changes Recommending improvements Creating project records, reports, and presentations 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 8 4 Controlling Updating project Managing resources and tasks Meet management timing, resource, and cost objectives Changing project 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 9 Project Management Terminology Understanding key project terminology is fundamental to your success as a project manager. 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 10 5 Project Management Terminology Task Duration Resources Project Manager Scope Quality Risk 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 11 Benefits of Project Management Better understanding of overall project goals Better understanding of alignment with business objectives More organized and streamlined way to manage a project More accurate and reliable project status information More efficient use of project resources 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 12 6 Benefits of Project Management Better communication Faster response to conflicting project goals Greater awareness of project progress Faster project completion Lower project costs Fewer project failures 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 13 Microsoft Project 2007 Tools The Gantt and Network Diagram are two important project management tools within Project 2007. A Project Guide is there to help you navigate through the project management process process. 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 14 7 Microsoft Project Tools Basic Gantt Chart 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 15 Microsoft Project Tools Basic Network Diagram 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 16 8 Microsoft Project Tools Project Guide 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 17 Getting Started with Project 2007 Getting Around Default Settings – Gantt Chart View Microsoft Project 2007 Screen Project Guide Title Bar Menu Bar Toolbars View Bar Entry Table and Entry Bar 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 18 9 Elements of the Project Window 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 19 Microsoft Project 2007 Overview Entering Tasks Gantt Chart Timescale A major scale (the upper scale) A minor scale (the lower scale) Closing a project file Opening an existing project Exiting Microsoft Project 2007 Saving a project with a new name 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 20 10 Task Information Dialog Box 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 21 Timescale 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 22 11 Understanding Project Views Chart or Graphic: representation of data using using bars, boxes, lines, and images Sheet: A spreadsheet-like representation of data in rows and columns Form: view of many pieces of information to focus on the details of one task to focus on the details of one task 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 23 Microsoft Project Views Gantt Chart Calendar View Network Diagram Relationship Diagram Task Schedule Split Window 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 24 12 Calendar View 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 25 Network Diagram View 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 26 13 Relationship Diagram View 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 27 Task Schedule View 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 28 14 Task Form View 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 29 Split Window View 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 30 15 Common Project Views (Task Views) 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 31 Microsoft Project 2007 Zooming In and Zooming Out In and Zooming Out Modifying the Timescale Printing a View Getting Help 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 32 16 Successful Printing The key aspects of successful printing: Zooming to an acceptable magnification level Print previewing your work Using the page setup dialog box to make changes 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 33 Gantt Chart in Print Preview 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 34 17 Page Setup 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 35 Project Management Website Resources Microsoft Project Assistance www.microsoft.com/project An excellent reference for learning more about project management is the Project Management Institute www.pmi.org The PMFORUM provides instant access to world-wide project management information www.pmforum.org The Association for Project Management – United Kingdom www.apm.org.uk Projectmanagement.com www.projectmanagement.com/home The Project Manager’s Homepage www.allpm.com 1/22/2010 Presentations Created by: C. Hester Microsoft Project 2007 by Bunin 36 18 ...
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