Microsoft Project is a leading project management software that enables managers and individuals to achieve project outcomes faster and more efficiently. It covers the critical knowledge and skills a Project Manager needs to create a project plan with Project 2016 during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project 2016 and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval. It will also enable you to manage the project so that it is completed on time, within budget, and according to scope.
Overview for the Project 2016 Beginner Course
This course starts right at the very beginning. It doesn’t assume you know anything about Microsoft Project, so beginners will feel right at home.
Overview for the Project 2016 Advanced Course
Even difficult features and activities are made easy. This course keeps things understandable and logical to follow. It starts with an overview of the course structure and how to get the most out of the training.
* Includes quizzes, exercise files and certificate of completion at the end of course .
At the end of this course, participants will be able to
- Introduction to project management
- Create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project Professional 2016.
- Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment.
- Create and define a new project plan
- Create and organize tasks
- Manage resources in a project plan
- Finalize a project plan
- Update a project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project.
- Monitor project progress in the project plan.
- Adjust the project plan to control constraints.
- Create project reports to share a project’s status.
- Customize project settings and share customization with other projects.
This course is designed for people with an understanding of project management concepts who are responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. Target people will be looking to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills a project manager needs to update a project plan in Project 2016 during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.
- Introduction in Project management
- Getting Started with Microsoft Project
- Overview of Microsoft Project
- The Microsoft Project Ribbon
- Working with Task Views
- Working with Resource Views
- Working with More Views
- Working with Tables
- Creating a New Project Plan
- Configuring the Project Information Window
- Using the Manual and Auto Schedule Task Tool
- Updating Project Plan Properties
- Creating a New Project Calendar
- Customizing a Project Calendar
- Applying a Custom Calendar to the Project
- Working with Tasks
- Creating New Tasks
- Creating Recurring Tasks
- Importing Tasks from Excel
- Importing Outlook Tasks
- Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
- Overview of Task Dependencies
- Linking Tasks
- Using Lag and Lead Time
- Working with Task Constraints
- Working with Task Deadlines
- Creating Task Notes
- Adding Tasks to the Timeline
- working with Project Resources
- Resource Overview
- Creating Resources
- Importing Resource Information
- Connecting to a Resource Pool
- Working with Resource Calendars
- Assigning Resources to Tasks
- Assigning Multiple Resources
- Managing Resource Overallocations
- Preparing a Project Plan for Finalization
- Setting a Project Baseline
- Managing Gantt Chart Elements
- Formatting Gantt Chart Bars
- Sharing a Project Plan
- Updating Task Information
- Updating Task Completion
- Updating Tasks Using the Tracking Table
- Updating Task Cost and Work
- Splitting Tasks
- Rescheduling Project Work
- Moving a Project
- Setting a New Baseline
- Setting an Interim Plan
- Monitoring a Project
- Using the Variance Table
- Displaying Progress Lines
- Editing Table Fields
- Creating New Fields
- Creating Custom Tables
- Creating a Single View
- Creating a Combination View
- Sorting Project Information
- Filtering Project Information
- Grouping Project Information
- Highlighting Project Information
- Working with Project Reports
- Viewing Premade Reports
- Building Custom Reports
- Viewing Visual Reports
- Creating a Visual Report Template
- Working with Other Projects
- Setting Default Options
- Saving a Project Template
- Using the Content Organizer
- Comparing Project Versions
- Working with Subprojects
In order to successfully master Microsoft Project Microsoft Windows must have been completed. A good understanding of Excel will be an advantage. The user must be confident with at least 80% of the course material from the Windows course.