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PRJ16INT: Microsoft Project 2016 – Level 1 / Intro

 

Duration: 2 days
PDUs: 14

Course Description

You will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft® Project 2016.

Overview

This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2016 so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.
This course 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.

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn to create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project Professional 2016.
You will:

  • 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.

Prerequisites 

Students enrolling in this class should have the following:

  • A general introductory-level understanding of project management concepts
  • End-user skills with the current Windows operating system.
  • Proficient skills using Microsoft Office products

Course Content

Day 1

Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Project Management Concepts
  • Getting Started
  • Application and Project Windows
  • Ribbon and Tabs
  • Creating and Saving Projects
  • Opening and Closing Projects
  • Changing the View
  • Understanding the views
  • Moving Within a View

Creating a Project Plan

  • Project Information
  • Creating Task Lists
  • Manual tasks scheduling
  • Auto task scheduling
  • Editing Task Lists
  • Outlining Task Lists
  • Task Dependencies
  • Modifying Task Dependencies
  • Task Information
  • Project Timeline

Managing Resources and Costs in a Project

  • Project Resources
  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Assigning Resources
  • Working with Project Calendars
  • Working with Resource Calendars
  • Working with Task Calendars
  • Entering Project Costs
  • Resource Costing

Printing Project Information

  • Page Setup Options
  • Previewing Views and Reports
  • Printing Project Information

DAY 2

Changing Scheduling Methods

  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Task Type Settings
  • Changing Task Types
  • Task Constraints
  • Identifying Factors Affecting Tasks
  • Defining the Critical Path
  • Formatting the Critical Path

Resolving Resource Conflicts

  • Editing Resource Assignments
  • Resource Over allocations
  • Locating Resource Over allocations
  • Resolving Resource Over allocations
  • Saving the Baseline

Tracking Project Progress

  • Tracking Task Progress
  • Updating Tasks
  • Updating the Remaining Schedule
  • Comparing Baseline and Actual Data

Sorting, Filtering and Grouping

  • Sorting Views
  • Filtering Views
  • Grouping Tasks and Resources

Formatting the Project Environment

  • Formatting Views
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart
  • Grouping Tasks and Resources