Microsoft Project: The Five Keys - Key 2 Task Links (Part A)

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Course Description

This is Part A of Key 2, and covers Task Entry and Task Linking in MS Project.

Here is a summary of where this key fits into the Five Keys Method:

  • Key 1 covered Navigation.
  • Key 2 has two modules: This Task Linking Mechanics (Part A) module and then is followed by a second module on the Application of Task Linking (Part B) in project schedules. Thus Key 2 covers not only how task linking works (Part A), but how it enables the application of key scheduling features (Part B)---such as the critical path method---to help you create effective project plans.
  • Key 3 covers Task Constraints---one of the most misunderstood components of MS Project.
  • Key 4 covers Project Calendars.
  • Key 5 cover Tracking Actual Progress.

In total the Five Keys gives you the essential skills needed to use MS Project in a way that keeps the tool lean but powerful, and thus the Five Keys teaches you to use MS Project in a way that actually helps your projects be more successful.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate Users
  • Advanced Users

Course content

3 sections • 13 lectures • 1h 17m total length
  • Working With Durations
    06:52

Instructor

Enterprise Project Manager
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 7 Reviews
  • 452 Students
  • 4 Courses

F. Kevin Gaza, PMP

Hello! I have been an enterprise project manager for over fifteen years for a multi-state healthcare organization. In that role I was a primary architect and author of the organization’s project methodology and have been a lead project manager on a variety of enterprise projects including rolling out ITIL/ITSM, building data centers, FCC funding projects , deploying networking systems, upgrading Windows Servers and Desktops for over 25,000 users---and deploying numerous healthcare applications.

Prior to healthcare I worked as a PM for the Indiana Secretary of State, and before that I had some fun starting up the new Indianapolis Zoo as the IT Director---but only after paying my dues for some years as a project engineer in the manufacturing sector. I taught Microsoft Project at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) from 1994 on as an adjunct, which basically was my rat labs for course development.

Through all that---three decades of project work, four-plus industries, and teaching at IUPUI---I developed this approach to using Microsoft Project, called The Five Keys Method. Hopefully you will find it jam packed with insights and tricks you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy!

Expected Outcomes

  1. By watching the videos in this module, the result should be that you have developed a basic competency in understanding how task links work in Microsoft Project. This is a core skill needed to be able to develop effective dynamic schedules in Microsoft Project. Requirements Key 1 - Navigation Description This is Part A of Key 2, and covers Task Entry and Task Linking in MS Project. Here is a summary of where this key fits into the Five Keys Method: Key 1 covered Navigation. Key 2 has two modules: This Task Linking Mechanics (Part A) module and then is followed by a second module on the Application of Task Linking (Part B) in project schedules. Thus Key 2 covers not only how task linking works (Part A), but how it enables the application of key scheduling features (Part B)---such as the critical path method---to help you create effective project plans. Key 3 covers Task Constraints---one of the most misunderstood components of MS Project. Key 4 covers Project Calendars. Key 5 cover Tracking Actual Progress. In total the Five Keys gives you the essential skills needed to use MS Project in a way that keeps the tool lean but powerful, and thus the Five Keys teaches you to use MS Project in a way that actually helps your projects be more successful. Who this course is for: Beginners Intermediate Users Advanced Users Show more Show less Course content 3 sections • 13 lectures • 1h 17m total length Expand all sections Task Entry 4 lectures • 23min Introduction: What the Five Keys to MS Project covers Preview 04:50 Task Entry Basics Preview 05:52 Common Task Entry Problems Preview 05:46 Working With Durations 06:52 Task Linking 5 lectures • 29min All Aspects of Linking Tasks 07:44 Setting Up a Task Linking Dashboard 05:59 Using The Task Linking Dashboard 07:06 AutoLinking and the Finer Points of Task Linking 04:41 Using Lag and Lead Time in Task Linking 03:23 Link Types 4 lectures • 25min The FS and SS Link Types 06:52 The FF Link Type 06:58 The SF Link Type Preview 04:58 The ALAP Trap and Just In Time Links 06:21 Instructor F. Kevin Gaza Enterprise Project Manager 4.7 Instructor Rating 7 Reviews 452 Students 4 Courses F. Kevin Gaza, PMP Hello! I have been an enterprise project manager for over fifteen years for a multi-state healthcare organization. In that role I was a primary architect and author of the organization’s project methodology and have been a lead project manager on a variety of enterprise projects including rolling out ITIL/ITSM, building data centers, FCC funding projects , deploying networking systems, upgrading Windows Servers and Desktops for over 25,000 users---and deploying numerous healthcare applications. Prior to healthcare I worked as a PM for the Indiana Secretary of State, and before that I had some fun starting up the new Indianapolis Zoo as the IT Director --- but only after paying my dues for some years as a project engineer in the manufacturing sector. I taught Microsoft Project at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) from 1994 on as an adjunct, which basically was my rat labs for course development. Through all that---three decades of project work, four-plus industries, and teaching at IUPUI---I developed this approach to using Microsoft Project, called The Five Keys Method . Hopefully you will find it jam packed with insights and tricks you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy! Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'6781ff83bd42066a',m:'f72a427ceb8e421a8fcc96bdb23ada35afd7d7cc-1627851649-1800-AWjX/15MDIzR/tIBk9PXlzgQkEt5SR9xWObeh+Dk5fXHs0rJDddlxAEguyfdecPSz8xn6VKDXTPqvL48Fn6FvvyWK6ox8fCNW+tUqoSENga4gQpkNwDh3rQa03dpSqjkw/JvtG4Si80NptMyiAtm2M1DbddJupMyuQ84TjKghdCq',s:[0xeb90893371,0x7ef47216a3],}})();