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Microsoft Project 2016 is a project management software program created for businesses and freelance professionals to help better manage individual projects that occur within companies.  Although no project management software should be used to replace project management techniques or adequate training of management and staff, Project 2016 can and will improve the efficiency, organization, and sometimes even the speed of which a project is completed.

This course will teach you how to successfully use MS Project 2016, no matter if you've ever used the program before or not.  Both the beginner and seasoned Project user can benefit from this course, starting with the basics of the program including navigation and continuing on to more advanced features.

You will learn how to:

·    Plan for a project

·    Use templates to create projects in Project 2016

·    Create, manage, schedule, and track tasks

·    Create, manage, assign, and track resources

·    Work with deadlines and constraints

·    Troubleshoot problems, delays, and conflicts

·    Use dependencies to help schedule tasks

·    Work with lag time and lead time when dealing with tasks

·    Create baselines and interim plans

·    Run reports

·    Print reports and project information

·    And more

You do not need to have access to Project 2016 to take or successfully complete this course. However, it is recommended.   A 60 day free trial for Project 2016 is available on the Microsoft website.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to MS Project 2016

Although no project management software should be used to replace project management techniques or adequate training of management and staff, Project 2016 can and will improve the efficiency, organization, and sometimes even the speed of which a project is completed. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: course_project_file.xlsx
  • Review Article: What's new in Project 2016
  • Complete: Assignment 1
  • Complete: Exam 1

Lesson 2: Getting Started in Project 2016

When you open Project 2016 for the first time, you have a few choices in how you want to get started. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Videos: Microsoft Project 2016 Demonstration; Microsoft Project 2016 Tutorial
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Complete: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Defining and Creating Projects

Although the purpose of this course is to teach you how to use Project 2016, Project 2016 can only manage the information about the project that you give it. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 3
  • Complete: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Entering and Scheduling Tasks

Being able to enter tasks is critical, not only to your project, but to being able to use Project 2016 successfully. 13 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Practice Worksheet: course_project_file.xlsx
  • Complete: Assignment 4
  • Complete Assignment: Project 1
  • Complete: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Project 2016 Views

A view in Project is simply the way that task and/or resource information is displayed. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Split a view
  • Complete: Assignment 5
  • Complete: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Calendars

In Project 2016, the calendar shows the various hours in a workday, the days in a work week, holidays, and nonworking days on which a project schedule is based. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Add a calendar to a task
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Complete: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Organizing Tasks

Taking the time to organize your tasks will make managing them easier - and improve the efficiency of your team while working on the project. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Create and work with subtasks and summary tasks; Project management goal: Create a new project schedule
  • Review Video: Organizing Tasks
  • Complete: Assignment 7
  • Complete: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Working with Task Duration, Constraints, and Deadlines

Whenever you create a task, you have to set the duration for the task, or how long it will take to complete. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Types of task links
  • Review Video: Link and Unlink Tasks
  • Complete: Assignment 8
  • Complete Assignment: Project 2
  • Complete: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Introducing Dependencies

A dependency in Project is defined as a timing relationship between two tasks in a project - or tasks that are a predecessor-successor pair. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Types of task links
  • Review 2 Videos: MS Project: Links and Dependencies: FS, SS, FF, SF; 'Walken' You Through MS Project Task Dependencies
  • Complete: Assignment 9
  • Complete: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Working with Resources

In this lesson, we are going to learn about resources in Project 2016 and how to apply them to your project. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Enter costs for resources
  • Review Video: How to Add Resources to Tasks
  • Complete: Assignment 10
  • Complete: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Resource Management

The key to successful projects and excellent project management is finding the right resources. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Resource Management Engagements; Understanding Resource Engagements in Microsoft Project 2016; Project Online: Resource Management and Capacity Planning
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Complete: Exam 11

Lesson 12: Tracking Work in Project

When you want to track the progress being made on a project, you must enter different kinds of information. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Actual Work fields
  • Review 2 Videos: Show the Time in MS Project Start and End Date Fields; Delaying a task or assignment
  • Complete: Assignment 12
  • Complete Assignment: Project 3
  • Complete: Exam 12

Lesson 13: Communication and Progress Updates

It is important that you map out what information you need to track as the project commences and advances. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: Project collaboration and communication with Sway
  • Complete: Assignment 13
  • Complete: Exam 13

Lesson 14: Using Baselines

By definition, a baseline is the detailed project against which actual work is tracked. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review Article: Set and save a baseline
  • Review Video: Saving and clearing a baseline
  • Complete: Assignment 14
  • Complete: Exam 14

Lesson 15: Customizing and Formatting Your Project

In this lesson, we are going to show you how to format elements of the Project screen, as well as teach you to create customized templates. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review Article: File formats supported by Project 2016
  • Review 2 Videos: How to Format a Gantt Chart; Modifying and Formatting Text
  • Complete: Assignment 15
  • Complete: Exam 15

Lesson 16: Running Reports

Reports show how costs are accumulating, what tasks are in progress, and which ones still need to start. 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Review Article: Create a project report
  • Complete: Assignment 16
  • Complete Assignment: Project 4
  • Complete: Exam 16

Lesson 17: Consolidating Projects and Resources

Now that we've learned how to use Project to create and manage projects, we are going to talk about pooling resources, consolidating project plans, and assignments so that they can be shared with other projects. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 17
  • Complete: Exam 17

Lesson 18: Printing Project Information

In this lesson, we are going to teach you how to print in Project. 96 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 18
  • Complete: Exam 18
  • Complete: The Final Exam
298
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Microsoft Project 2016
Course Number: 9770430
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
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