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Microsoft Project 2013

Video Description

In this training course for Microsoft Project 2013, seasoned trainer Guy Vaccaro teaches you how to manage your tasks of any size and description. Designed to assist project managers in organizing their plans, assigning and tracking tasks, managing budgets and analyzing workloads, Microsoft Project is the go-to project management software. Guy will teach you how to utilize the features available to you to their fullest advantage for your project management needs.
You start with a quick tour of the Project interface to get familiar with the location of the tools you will be using. Guy quickly jumps right into showing you how to create your first project file, and how to start entering your tasks. You will explore operations such as adding, editing, assigning and tracking tasks. Guy covers the resource management features, how to work with the calendar features, and how to interact with the timeline. You will learn about creating Gantt charts, how to create and customize reports using templates, adding recurring tasks, and much much more. You finish up the course with a tutorial on how to automate tasks with macros.
This video based training course for Microsoft Project 2013 is a comprehensive tutorial on how to apply the tools and features in this industry standard project management software. By time you have completed this video tutorial, you will be fully capable in setting up, tracking and managing your projects from start to finish. Working files are included for both courses, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
    1. What Is A Project And How Can Project 2013 Help 00:08:22
    2. Exploring A Sample Project File 00:08:09
    3. The Project 2013 Interface 00:06:31
    4. About The Author 00:01:39
    5. How To Use The Working Files 00:02:18
    6. New Office Apps For Project 2013 00:04:29
  2. Creating Your Own Project
    1. Creating A New Project File 00:04:52
    2. Entering Project Information And Properties 00:06:44
    3. Using One Of The Project Templates 00:05:12
  3. Project Tasks
    1. Adding Tasks With Duration Options 00:05:10
    2. Organizing Tasks Into Logical Groups 00:05:40
    3. Moving And Deleting Tasks 00:04:39
    4. Making A Task Inactive 00:03:16
    5. Milestones And Estimated Tasks 00:06:12
    6. Changing The Task Priority 00:03:32
    7. Adding Extra Notes And Attachments To Tasks 00:07:17
    8. The Project Summary Task 00:03:03
    9. Methods Of Linking The Tasks 00:06:45
    10. The Four Different Task Link Types 00:04:41
    11. Adding A Lag And Exploring Elapsed Time 00:06:16
    12. Spellcheck And Format The Task Pane 00:04:25
    13. Find And Replace Text In The Task Pane 00:04:56
  4. Working With A Project File
    1. Navigating To A Date Or Task 00:03:35
    2. Changing The Date Zoom In The Gantt Chart 00:06:23
    3. Sorting Tasks 00:05:25
    4. Filtering Tasks And Filtering Options 00:06:19
    5. Grouping Tasks Into Logical Groups 00:06:33
    6. Highlighting Tasks Of Importance 00:04:37
    7. Deadline Constraints 00:04:27
    8. Exploring Constraint Types 00:08:21
    9. Investigating Calendar And Network Diagram Views 00:05:56
    10. Making Use Of The Task Inspector 00:03:24
    11. Determining The Critical Path 00:04:41
  5. Resourcing Your Project
    1. The Resource Types Available 00:04:17
    2. Adding A Material Resource Type 00:07:19
    3. Adding A Work Resource Type 00:06:33
    4. Adding A Cost Resource Type 00:03:03
    5. Assigning Resources To Tasks 00:08:05
    6. Task Types And Their Effect On Assigning Work Resources 00:07:22
    7. Multiple Resource Assignment To Multiple Tasks 00:04:03
    8. Adding Fixed Costs To A Project 00:04:52
    9. Using Split View To Dig Deeper Into A Project 00:06:33
    10. Options For Dealing With Resource Overallocation 00:04:38
    11. Adding Overtime Into A Task 00:04:30
    12. Applying Resource Levelling 00:07:58
  6. Calendar And Working Time
    1. The Working Time Defaults 00:04:57
    2. Viewing And Amending The Standard Calendar 00:04:49
    3. Amending Work Resource Calendars 00:06:11
    4. Creating Recurring Absence Patterns 00:09:16
    5. Creating And Assigning A Custom Calendar 00:03:58
    6. Assigning A Calendar Directly To A Task 00:04:07
    7. Making Your Custom Calendars Available To Other Projects 00:03:25
  7. The Timeline
    1. Display Or Hide The Timeline And Add Or Remove Tasks 00:03:39
    2. Filter Displayed Tasks And Use Of The Callout Task 00:02:21
    3. Zoom And Pan In Or Out 00:03:56
    4. Editing Date And Text Formatting 00:03:52
    5. Exporting The Timeline To Other Programs 00:03:15
  8. Tracking Your Project
    1. Moving The Project Start Date And Save The Baseline 00:06:55
    2. Changing The Current Date And Format The Current Date Line 00:03:34
    3. Updating Individual Task Progression 00:06:53
    4. Updating Multiple Task Progression 00:06:07
    5. Tracking Gantt View For Monitoring Progress 00:04:04
    6. Manually Splitting Tasks 00:01:55
  9. Reporting Progress
    1. Printing Setup For Gantt Charts 00:10:56
    2. Choosing One Of The New Project Reports 00:05:52
    3. Creating Your Own Chart Report 00:07:14
    4. Creating A New Report From Nothing 00:06:30
    5. Copying Reports Between Projects And Deleting Reports 00:04:30
    6. Exporting New Reports To PDF 00:02:15
    7. Using The Visual Reports Export Option 00:05:31
    8. Exporting Project Data To Excel 00:05:16
  10. The Master Report
    1. Why Have A Master Project? 00:03:27
    2. How To Create And Use The Master 00:06:16
    3. Creating Links Between Sub Projects 00:05:53
    4. Creating A Resource Pool 00:03:02
    5. Using The Resource Pool In Multiple Projects 00:07:02
    6. Keeping The Resource Pool Updated 00:05:38
  11. Recurring Tasks
    1. Recurring Tasks In Action 00:06:15
    2. Editing And Removing Recurring Tasks 00:04:03
  12. WBS Codes
    1. What Is WBS? 00:04:56
    2. Creating And Using Your Own WBS Code 00:08:20
  13. Global Template And Global Settings
    1. The Global Template Explained 00:02:58
    2. The Organizer 00:04:52
    3. Create And Customize Your Own Gantt Chart View 00:08:10
    4. Creating A Custom Table 00:04:04
    5. Making Your Custom Elements Available Through The Global Template 00:05:12
  14. Advanced Customization Of The Gantt Charts
    1. Altering Text Displayed Next To The Task Bar 00:06:23
    2. Creating A New Style Of Task Bar 00:03:27
    3. Adding A Custom Field 00:04:58
    4. Custom Field With A Lookup List 00:04:05
    5. Using Formulas In Custom Fields 00:06:16
    6. Using Graphical Indicators In Custom Fields 00:07:32
    7. Bar Styles And Custom Fields Working Together 00:09:02
    8. Adding Drawn Shapes To A Gantt Chart 00:05:56
    9. Making Custom Fields Available To All Projects 00:02:32
  15. Automating Tasks With Macros And Customized Ribbons
    1. What Is A Macro? 00:03:15
    2. Creating And Running A Macro 00:06:51
    3. Adding A Keyboard Shortcut To Trigger A Macro 00:03:49
    4. Editing And Deleting Macros 00:06:29
    5. Macro Security Settings 00:04:48
    6. Using Ribbon Icons To Trigger Macros 00:06:24
    7. Reseting A Project Using A Useful Macro 00:05:25
    8. Adding An Are You Sure Step To Macros 00:04:18
    9. Customizing The Quick Access Toolbar 00:03:18
  16. Conclusion
    1. Final Thoughts 00:08:09