Microsoft Project 2016 Training

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Microsoft Project 2016 Training Course Overview

Aimed at aspiring project managers, Microsoft® Project 2016 course provides comprehensive knowledge about different project management skills, inclusive of Project  2016 interface, views and ribbons. The professionals can work on managing the projects seamlessly with different Microsoft® Project 2016 features, such as entering, organizing, creating basic reports, link tasking, and creating the projects separately.

Multisoft Systems, as a leading training provider in a wide range of Microsoft courses offers latest courseware Microsoft® Project 2016 training for aspiring managers, as well as working professionals. The Microsoft® Project 2016 certification training includes all the fundamentals and concepts needed to become a pro at project management.

The training provides knowledge and upskiling on a range of topics, inclusive of:

  • Starting Project 2016
  • Creating and managing simple projects
  • Mapping a project
  • Entering project information
  • Changing a project calendar
  • Adding resources to a project
  • Using different ways to view a project
  • Setting a baseline.
  • Creating and formatting reports
Target audience
  • Business/Project Analysts
  • Program/Project Manager
  • Planner/Scheduler
  • Functional Implementer
  • Professionals upgrading from earlier versions to the 2016 version

The course is ideal for aspiring Project Managers as well as Projects Support Personnel who should have basic knowledge and understanding of project management.

Microsoft Project 2016 Training Course Content

Introduction to Microsoft  Project

  • Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management.
  • Learn what the new features  are in Project 2016.
  • Navigate  to the primary  views  available  using the Ribbon.
  • Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information.
  • Select table within views  to change the information  that is available  to see and edit.
  • Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project.
  • Lab 1: Introduction to Mastering Microsoft  Project
  • Learn how to change views  from a table to a chart.
  • Learn the different  subcommands that are under each command groups.
  • Learn what functions are under the format tab.
  • Learn how to access the backstage.

A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project

  • Create a new project and prepare it for data entry.
  • Enter project tasks.
  • Sequence  the tasks.
  • Define  resources.
  • Estimate Task duration  and assign resources.
  • Baseline the project.
  • Track project progress.
  • Lab 1: Creating a Basic Project with a template
  • Learn how to create a project plan from a template.
  • Learn how to turn off the timeline.
  • Learn how to change the project start date.
  • Learn how to add holidays to the company calendar.
  • Lab 2: Creating a Basic Project
  • Learn how to add resources and their cost.
  • Learn how to switch views.
  • Learn how to insert summary tasks.
  • Learn how to link tasks and summary tasks.

Setting Up a Project

  • Use multiple methods to create a new project from an Excel file and a SharePoint Tasks list.
  • Establish one or more calendars  to constrain resource availability.
  • Configure  Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward,  or from the Finish Date backward.
  • Lab 1: Setting Up a Project
  • Learn how to add Holidays to the company calendar.
  • Learn how to make a custom calendar.
  • Learn how to set the Project Start date.
  • Learn how to set constraints.

Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule

  • Students practice switching tasks between Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule modes. By switching modes, students learn the impact made on the project schedule and the individual  tasks.
  • Lab 1: Explore Task Modes
  • Describe which project functions are turned off for tasks using Manually Schedule mode.
  • Change the task mode from Manually Schedule to Auto Schedule and back.
  • Identify  tasks that are in Manually Schedule mode by the task mode column and shape on the Gantt chart.
  • Describe situations that are particularly  appropriate  for using Manually Schedule.
  • Describe the limitations that a user must be aware of when using Manually Schedule mode.

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Build and use summary and subordinate  tasks.
  • Understand  and use milestones.
  • Develop  WBS Outlines.
  • Assign completion criteria.
  • Evaluate  the WBS.
  • Understand  and use WBS templates.
  • Lab 1: Manipulate a WBS
  • Learn how to create and manipulate WBS.
  • Learn how to utilize an Outline.
  • Learn how to create notes within tasks
  • Learn how to utilize an Outline.
  • Lab 2: Supporting the Project Plan
  • Learn how to hyperlink project artifacts to your project plan.
  • Learn how to create reoccurring  tasks.

Identifying Task Relationships

  • Understand  the different  types of task relationships.
  • Understand  and use various  methods to create relationships.
  • Determine and display task sequence.
  • Understand  and use lag, lead, and delay.
  • Understand  the new feature of Task Paths.
  • Lab 1: Display the sequence
  • Identify  the different  ways to create dependent  relationships
  • Format a Network  diagram.
  • Modifying  dependency  lines.
  • Modifying items to be shown on the critical path.

Defining Resources within Project

  • Define  resource  types.
  • Define individual  resources that will be used on the project.
  • Record the cost (s) of using each type of resource.
  • Record the limit of availability  for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.
  • Lab 1: Resource Calendar and  Availability
  • Add holidays to a standard  calendar.
  • Applying different  types of calendars  to a project and analyzing the impact to the project schedule.
  • Applying vacation schedules to the calendar.
  • Replace resources based upon the resource’s  calendar.

Making Work Package Estimates

  • Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task.
  • Distinguish between  task types and describe when each is appropriate.
  • Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration.
  • Describe the way Effort  Driven  scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration.
  • Assign tasks to resources  using the Team Planner  view.
  • Lab 1: Work, Duration and Labor
  • Analyze the impact of duration,  work, and  labor.
  • Create material resources and assigning cost to the resource.
  • Understand  how to leverage  Project statistics
  • Apply a material resource to a task and examine the impact to project costs.

Creating an Initial Schedule

  • Calculate float and identify a project’s critical path.
  • Understand  and identify task constraints.
  • Create milestones.Use the Task Inspector to troubleshoot  the initial schedule.
  • Lab 1: Calculating an Initial schedule
  • Reviewing  changes that can have a positive or negative  impact on the project plan.

Create a Resource Leveled Schedule

  • Adjust a project schedule to account for limited people and other resources.
  • View the overall  cost and schedule of a project.
  • Identify  resources that have  been over  allocated for a project schedule.
  • Use multiple ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove  over allocation for any resource.
  • Lab 1: Resource Leveling
  • Evaluate  the project’s resource plan using the resource views.
  • Adjust the schedule manually.
  • Adjust the schedule using the leveling  feature.

Managing the Project

  • Learn how to set a baseline.
  • Lean how to enter and track project performance  data.
  • Learn how to apply different  tracking methods.
  • Learn how to perform a variance  analysis on a project.
  • Lab 1: The Baseline
  • Use Project Statics to see the changes in a project plan.
  • Use the variance  tables to understand the changes in a project plan.
  • Understand  the value  of baselining.
  • Lab 2: Baselining & Tracking Performance
  • Understand  the value  of Baselining a project.
  • Understand  how to Enter Actuals and measuring their impact.
  • Lab 3: Variance
  • Understand  how variance  is calculated with cost, finish and work.

Formatting Output and Printing Reports

  • Print
  • Views
  • Formats
  • Sorting
  • Filtering
  • Grouping
  • Custom Fields
  • Reporting
  • Other File Formats
  • Lab 1: Use the Grouping  Feature
  • Create new fields to group.
  • Create new group fields.
  • Create new views.
  • Lab 2: Create Reports in Project
  • Learn how to leverage  Microsoft Project’s View Report features.
  • Learn how to create a Visual Report.

Managing Multiple Projects

  • Learn how to use common resources among multiple projects.
  • Learn how to link tasks between multiple projects.
  • Learn how to create a consolidated view  of multiple projects.
  • Lab 1: Identifying Overallocated  Resources  from a Resource Pool and Consolidated  File
  • Learn how to create a master project file.
  • Open Resource  Pool.
  • Learn how to look for over-allocated  resources.

Advanced Topics

  • Learn how to customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Learn  how to customize WBS numbering.
  • Learn the concepts of Formulas and Graphical  indicators.
  • Learn the purpose of the Global template and Organizer.
  • Learn how to use Task Deadlines.


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