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Lab%2012%20-%20MS%20Project%20Lab1 - IST 195 Lab 12...

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IST 195 Lab 12 – Introduction to Microsoft Project Microsoft Project is a project management software program developed and sold by Microsoft which is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads. MS Project helps to distribute critical project information to its constituents so they are able to complete project work. Within IT, MS Project – and other Project Management software – is commonly used to manage the Systems Development Life Cycle of an information system. Goals for this lab: 1. Give you a basic understanding of MS Project 2. Teach you how to enter in tasks 3. Teach you to enter in task duration 4. Teach you to enter task dependencies 5. Teach you to create and assign resources to tasks 6. View a project budget If you are doing this lab from home: Make sure that you have installed Microsoft Project 2010 (i.e. Project Professional 2010) onto your computer. You can download a free copy from http://msdnaa.ischool.syr.edu and install it. - Download the ISO from the MSDNAA - Extract the ISO using ExtractNow ( http://www.extractnow.com/extractnow.exe ) - Start the .exe file in the root directory to begin the setup - Enter in the product key that was given to you by the MSDNAA
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To complete this lab: 1. Download and save the MS Project files to your desktop called ‘Lab 12 – Skeleton’ and ‘Lab 12 – Template’ from the LMS under the ‘Lab 12 – Microsoft Project’ section. Open the lab and template word document. 2. Open the file ‘Lab 12 – Skeleton’ file by double clicked on the file. This should initiate MS Project and you should see that the project comes with some pre-populated information like this: Explaining the layout of Microsoft Project: MS Project 2010 has the ribbon (shown below) that you have become familiar with seeing in other MS Office applications. However, each applications ribbon is different due to the different functionalities the application provides. Please take some time and review the different tabs and their respective groups as you’ll use these tabs/groups throughout the lab.
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Gantt Chart : this allows you to see the tasks involved within the project. o The bold headings signify a task group (i.e. row 1) where several related tasks fall under. The duration of a task group is calculated automatically by the sum of the tasks underneath of it. For example: Notice the ‘Design’ group and how it has tasks 2-5 underneath of it. Don’t worry about the duration number because it will make more sense later when you do the dependency section of this lab. o
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