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This course builds on what was learned in Microsoft 365 Project: Part 1, which taught how to get started with successfully planning projects using Microsoft’s project management tool.
Part 2 prepares learners to use advanced features, including task management, timelines, earned value calculation, custom reports, and custom views.
Topics covered include: linking projects, working with custom fields, updating project work, managing critical paths, creating custom views, formatting timeline views, using existing reports, creating custom reports, exporting visual reports, and more.
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Lesson 1: Managing the Project Environment
TOPIC A: Link Projects
Master Projects and Subprojects
Insert Subproject Options
Task Links Between Projects
Activity 1-1: Linking Projects
TOPIC B: Create and Use Resource Pools
Starting a Resource Pool
Linking a Project to the Pool
Creating a Resource Pool from Multiple Projects
Unlinking a Project from a Resource Pool
Updating a Resource Pool
Viewing Resource Availability Across Projects
Activity 1-2: Creating and Using Resource Pools
TOPIC C: Baseline a Project
Setting a Baseline
Updating a Baseline
Clearing a Baseline
Viewing Variance with Baselines
Activity 1-3: Baselining a Project
TOPIC D: Work with Custom Fields
Adding Custom Fields
Custom Field Options
Viewing Custom Fields
Activity 1-4: Working with Custom Fields
TOPIC E: Change Project Options
The Backstage View
General Project Options
Display Project Options
Schedule Project Options
Proofing Project Options
Save Project Options
Language Project Options
Advanced Project Options
Customizing the Ribbon
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
Security Project Options
Activity 1-5: Changing Project Options
Lesson 2: Managing Task Structures
TOPIC A: Change a Task List
Insert Tasks Options
Unlinking and Relinking Tasks
Using the Task Form
Activity 2-1: Changing a Task List
TOPIC B: Create a Network Diagram
Network Diagram View
Adding Nodes and Links
Milestones and Summary Nodes
Activity 2-2: Creating a Network Diagram
TOPIC C: Manage the Critical Path
Viewing the Critical Path
Activity 2-3: Managing the Critical Path
TOPIC D: Use Lag and Lead
Activity 2-4: Adding Lag and Lead Time
TOPIC E: Update Project Work
Setting the Status Date
% Complete versus Physical % Complete
Marking Tasks on Track
Using the Update Tasks Dialog Box
Updating Work Completed
Using the Update Project Dialog Box
Rescheduling Uncompleted Work
Activity 2-5: Updating Project Work
TOPIC F: Analyze Earned Value
Changing the Earned Value Method
Preparing to Use Earned Value
Earned Value Report
Earned Value Tables
Activity 2-6: Analyzing Earned Value
Lesson 3: Generating Project Views
TOPIC A: Use View Commands
Activity 3-1: Using View Commands
TOPIC B: Use Existing Views
Activity 3-2: Using Existing Views
TOPIC C: Create Custom Views
Define New View Dialog Box
Activity 3-3: Creating Custom Views
TOPIC D: Format and Share the Timeline View
Adding and Removing Tasks
Creating Multiple Timelines
Formatting the Timeline
Sharing the Timeline
Activity 3-4: Formatting and Sharing the Timeline
Lesson 4: Producing Project Reports
TOPIC A: Use Existing Reports
In Progress Reports
Activity 4-1: Using Existing Reports
TOPIC B: Create Custom Reports
Creating a New Report
Report Design Commands
Chart Design Commands
Chart Format Commands
Chart Quick Commands
Table Design Commands
Table Layout Commands
The Field List
Field List Options
Hyperlinks in Reports
Images in Reports
Activity 4-2: Creating Custom Reports
TOPIC C: Export Visual Reports
Visual Reports Dialog Box Options
Activity 4-3: Exporting Visual Reports
Lesson Lab 1-1
Lesson Lab 1-2
Lesson Lab 1-3
Lesson Lab 2-1
Lesson Lab 2-2
Lesson Lab 2-3
Lesson Lab 3-1
Lesson Lab 3-2
Lesson Lab 4-1
Lesson Lab 4-2
Keyboard Shortcut Quick Reference Sheet
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