Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016

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Course Number: MS-120

Duration: 4 days (26 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Microsoft Project 2016 Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to Microsoft® Project 2016 training class teaches attendees the basic and advanced scheduling features of MS Project. Attendees learn how to fine-tune plans, resources, and assignment details, as well as track progress, create custom reports, and much more.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Objectives

  • Quickly start a new plan, build task lists, and assign resources
  • Share your plan and track your progress
  • Capture and fine-tune work and cost details
  • Use Gantt charts and other views and reports to visualize project schedules
  • Share resources across multiple plans and consolidate projects
  • Master project management best practices while you learn Project
  • Look up just the tasks and lessons you need

Prerequisites

Prior experience with Microsoft Office is strongly recommended.  No prior experience with Microsoft Project is presumed.

Outline

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Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Meet the Project program
  • Meet the Project family
  • See the new features in Project 2016
  • Take a project manager’s perspective
Take a Guided Tour
  • Explore the Project user interface
  • Manage files and set options in the Backstage view
  • Work with schedule details in views
  • Use reports to check a plan’s status
Start a New Plan
  • Create a new plan and set its start date
  • Set nonworking days in the project calendar
  • Enter the plan title and other properties
Build a Task List
  • Create tasks
  • Enter task durations and dates
  • Enter milestone tasks
  • Create summary tasks to outline the plan
  • Link tasks to create dependencies
  • Switch task scheduling from manual to automatic
  • Check a plan’s duration and finish date
  • Document task information
Set Up Resources
  • Set up work resources
  • Enter the maximum capacity for work resources
  • Enter work resource pay rates
  • Adjust working time in a resource calendar
  • Set up cost resources
  • Document resources by using notes
Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Assign work resources to tasks
  • Control work when adding or removing resource assignments
  • Assign cost resources to tasks
  • Check the plan after assigning resources
Format and Share Your Plan
  • Customize a Gantt chart view
  • Add tasks to a Timeline view
  • Customize reports
  • Copy views and reports
  • Print views and reports
Track Progress: Basic Techniques
  • Understand progress tracking
  • Save a baseline of your plan
  • Track a plan as scheduled
  • Enter a task’s completion percentage
  • Enter actual values for tasks
Fine-Tune Task Scheduling
  • See task relationships by using Task Path
  • Adjust task link relationships
  • Control task scheduling by using constraints
  • Interrupt work on a task
  • Adjust working time for individual tasks
  • Control task scheduling by using task types
  • See task schedule details by using the Task Inspector
Fine-Tune Task Details
  • Enter deadline dates
  • Enter fixed costs
  • Create a recurring task
  • View the plan’s critical path
  • Schedule summary tasks manually
Fine-Tune Resource and Assignment Details
  • Change resource availability over multiple date ranges
  • Work with multiple resource pay rates
  • Change resource pay rates over different date ranges
  • Delay the start of assignments
  • Apply contours to assignments
  • Create and assign material resources
  • View resource capacity
  • Adjust assignments in the Team Planner view (Project Professional only)
Fine-Tune The Project Plan
  • Examine resource allocations over time
  • Resolve resource overallocations manually
  • Level overallocated resources
  • Check the plan’s cost and finish date
  • Inactivate tasks (Project Professional only)
Organize Plan Details
  • Sort plan details
  • Group plan details
  • Filter plan details
  • Create new tables
  • Create new views
Track Progress: Detailed Techniques
  • Update a baseline
  • Track actual and remaining work for tasks and assignments
  • Track timephased actual work for tasks and assignments
  • Reschedule incomplete work
View and Report Project Status
  • Examine a plan’s variance
  • Identify tasks that have slipped
  • Examine task costs
  • Examine resource costs
Format and Print Views: In-Depth Techniques
  • Format a Gantt chart view
  • Format a Timeline view
  • Format a Network Diagram view
  • Format a Calendar view
  • Print and export views
Format Reports: In-depth Techniques
  • Create a custom report
  • Customize charts in a report
  • Customize tables in a report
Customize Project
  • Share custom elements between plans
  • Record and run macros
  • Edit macros
  • Customize the ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
Share Information With Other Programs
  • Copy Project data to and from other programs
  • Open files in other formats in Project
  • Save to other file formats from Project
  • Generate reports with Excel and Visio
Consolidate Projects and Resources
  • Share a resource pool across multiple plans
  • Consolidate plans
  • Create dependencies between plans
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Microsoft Project training attendees receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

Microsoft Project 2016 and Office 2016 (or at least Excel and Word) with the latest service packs installed.



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