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MICROSOFT PROJECT 2016

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn to create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project 2016. We will look at project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment. Create and define a new project plan.

(2 day training course also available to include more on resources etc. – please refer to 2 day outline on this webpage)
 
Course Objectives
 
In this course, you will learn to create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project 2016. We will look at project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment. Create and define a new project plan.
 
Prerequisites
No previous experience of MS Project is required although familiarity with the Windows  operating system is essential.
 
Target Audience: 
 
Anyone who wants to learn Microsoft Project as the tool for them and their Team. Candidates who have Project Management skills but have not attended formal software training.
 
First Look at Project   
 
Creating a new plan
 
Build a task list           
Task Names    
Task Durations and Dates      
Enter Milestones        
Summary Tasks          
Link tasks to create dependencies     
Setting up the links    
Unlink tasks    
Switch task scheduling from manual to auto
Check a plan’s duration and finish date        
Document Information          
 
Setup Resources         
Work resources       
 
Assign cost resources to tasks           
Assign a cost resource to a task        
 
Check the plan after assigning resources     
Check the plan’s costs per task          
Check the plan’s costs per resource  
Resource assignment and other details grouped by task     
Task assignment and other details grouped by resource     
 
Customize a Gantt Chart view           
Apply a Gantt chart style to Gantt bars         
Format an individual Gantt bar shape           
Remove formatting from an individual Gantt bar shape      
Format a cell or range of cells          
Adjust the timescale in a Gantt chart view   
 
Add tasks to a timeline view  
Add an existing task to a Timeline View       
Add a new task to a timeline view    
Switch task bars to callouts in the timeline view      
 
Customize reports      
Display a report         
Apply a style to a chart in a report    
Apply a style to a table in a report    
 
Copy views and reports         
Copy a view    
Copy a Timeline View
Copy a report 
 
Print views and reports          
Print a view    
Print a report
 
Save a baseline of your plan  
When to save a baseline        
How to save a baseline          
Clear a previously saved baseline     
Display baseline Gantt bars in a Gantt chart view    
Display scheduled and baseline values using a Variance Table       
 
Track a plan as scheduled     
How to record work as scheduled through a specific date   
Record work as scheduled through the current date or status date
 
Enter a task’s completion percentage           
Record a task’s percent complete value in pre-set increments       
Record a task’s percent complete value       
How to use the % complete column in a table          
Use the mouse to set or extend progress on Gantt bars       
 
Enter actual values for tasks 
Record a task’s actual values in the Tracking table  
Record a task’s actual values in the Update Task’s dialog box 
   
 
Entering the maximum capacity for work resources
Adjust the resources working capacity          
Enter work resources pay rate
       
 
Adjust working time in a resource calendar 
Set up cost resources 
 
Document resources by using notes  
 
Assign resources to tasks       
Assign a work resource to a task.      
View or edit assignments details in the Task Form View
 
Control work when adding or removing resource assignments       
Change the schedule result when you assign an additional resource to a task       
Change the schedule result when you remove a resource from a task       
Manage effort-driven scheduling for a specific task or tasks           
Turn on effort driven scheduling for all new tasks in a plan