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  • January 22, 2019 - January 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • March 18, 2019 - March 19, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

About this Course

​Project management is a process of organizing, scheduling and managing multiple tasks. Come learn how to use Microsoft Project 2016 to effectively assist you with your project planning and management.

Audience Profile

​Project Managers, Project Coordinators, or Project Schedulers who will use Microsoft Project 2016 to plan and manage their projects effectively.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply project management concepts, start Project 2016, open an existing project file, navigate different views, create and save a new project file.
  • Create task relationships by linking, add predecessors and lead time to tasks, view task relationships, add recurring tasks, explore various views and modify the task relationships in it, and use the Task Information dialog box.
  • Use the Change Working Time dialog box to create a base calendar for the project, use the resource sheet to create a resource pool, assign resources to tasks, create task calendars, enter resource costs in Resource Sheet view, and use the Cost table in Gantt Chart view.
  • Display the critical path and edit effort-driven schedules, and resolve resource conflicts by identifying and adjusting resource over allocation.
  • Formatting a project file, printing views and reports

Outline

LESSON 1 – INTRODUCTION

  • The Project 2016 Interface
  • The Ribbon
  • Access project information anywhere
  • Skype® integration
  • The vertical and horizontal dividers
  • The Backstage
  • Project Options
  • Status bar
  • Quick access toolbar
  • ACTIVITY 1           EXPLORING THE PROJECT 2016 INTERFACE
  • Steps for a Successful Project Schedule

LESSON 2 – SETTING UP THE SCHEDULE

  • Enabling the Project Summary Task
  • Setting the Project Finish Date
  • Setting the Project Start Date
  • Establishing the project Calendar
  • Base calendars
  • Identifying non-working days
  • Multiple base calendars
  • Saving the Project Schedule
  • Saving the project schedule for previous project releases
  • Saving the project schedule
  • ACTIVITY 2           PROJECT SCHEDULE CONFIGURATION

LESSON 3 – ENTERING PROJECT TASKS

  • Task Scheduling Methods
  • Determine how tasks will be scheduled
  • ACTIVITY 3           SWITCHING TO AUTO SCHEDULED MODE
  • Entering Project Tasks
  • WBS – Work Breakdown Structure
  • Summary tasks
  • Detail tasks
  • Recurring tasks
  • Milestones
  • ACTIVITY 4           ENTERING PROJECT TASKS
  • The Scheduling Formula
  • Task Types
  • ACTIVITY 5           SETTING TASK TYPES
  • ACTIVITY 6           ESTABLISHING TASK HIERARCHY
  • Duration and Work
  • ACTIVITY 7           ENTERING TASK DURATIONS
  • Deleting and Inactivating Tasks

LESSON 4 – LINKING TASKS

  • Linking Tasks
  • Benefits of using task dependencies
  • Predecessor / successor relationships
  • The four dependency options
  • Linking tasks
  • Lags and leads
  • The Network Diagram view
  • ACTIVITY 8           ENTERING TASK DEPENDENCIES
  • Constraints
  • Deadlines
  • The Critical Path
  • ACTIVITY 9           ENTERING A DEADLINE AND CONSTRAINT

LESSON 5 – RESOURCES

  • Creating Resources
  • Resource types
  • Work resource
  • Resource calendars
  • Material resource
  • ACTIVITY 10        ENTERING PROJECT RESOURCES
  • Defining a resource’s availability
  • Individual resource calendar exceptions
  • ACTIVITY 11        ENTERING RESOURCE CALENDAR EXCEPTIONS

LESSON 6 – TASK ASSIGNMENTS

  • Task Assignments
  • Assigning resources directly using the Gantt chart view
  • Assigning resources using the Assign Resources dialog
  • Using the Team Planner
  • ACTIVITY 12        ENTERING RESOURCE CALENDAR EXCEPTIONS

LESSON 7 – SCHEDULE UPDATES

  • Schedule Updates
  • The Task Inspector
  • Resource allocations
  • Maximizing resource usage
  • ACTIVITY 13        RESOLVING OVER-ALLOCATIONS

LESSON 8 – BASELINING

  • Baselining a Project Schedule
  • Multiple baselines
  • ACTIVITY 14        BASELINING THE PROJECT SCHEDULE
  • Updating Tasks
  • Identifying an update process
  • Setting and displaying the Status Date
  • Entering a task’s completion percentage
  • Updating the Project
  • ACTIVITY 15        RECORDING PROJECT PROGRESS

LESSON 9 – REPORTING

  • Reporting in Project 2016
  • Visual Reports
  • ACTIVITY 16        EXPLORING REPORTS
  • The Timeline view
  • ACTIVITY 17        USING THE TIMELINE FEATURE

Prerequisites

​Students should have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system. For example, students should know how to launch an application, and create and save files.

Venue:  

Address:
Online Event

Description:

Live Online Training

Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

Online class requirements:

  • Moderate to fast Internet
  • Phone, or Speakers or headset (required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Voice Over IP (VoIP) or you can dial-in from a regular phone.  Whether you decide to use VoIP or a phone, for convenience, we recommend a hands free headset.
  • Training software must be installed on your computer (30 trial versions are acceptable)
  • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or dual computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to login multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view instructor/moderator shared screen and another monitor/computer to work in the software.

What happens when you enroll in an online class

When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

Online Training Advantages

Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our  small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.