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Course Syllabus: Microsoft Project 2016


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Course Description

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 was designed to 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.

Course Requirements

You should have a high school reading level and be competent in basic computer usage and terminology.

Course Topics

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

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. You should have a working version of Microsoft Project 2016 installed on your computer so you can do the assignment activities.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what MS Project is and what its capabilities are.
  • Define and create projects.
  • Describe entering and scheduling tasks.
  • Describe Project 2016 views.
  • Demonstrate organizing tasks.
  • Demonstrate working with task duration, constraints, and deadlines.
  • Describe dependencies.
  • Know resource management.
  • Identify tracking work in project.
  • Know communication and progress updates.
  • Describe using baselines.
  • Describe customizing and formatting your project.
  • Describe running reports.
  • Describe consolidating projects and resources.
  • Know printing project information, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Assignment 11
Exam 110
Assignment 21
Exam 210
Assignment 31
Exam 310
Assignment 41
Project 12
Exam 410
Assignment 51
Exam 510
Assignment 61
Exam 610
Assignment 71
Exam 710
Assignment 81
Project 25
Exam 810
Assignment 91
Exam 99
Assignment 101
Exam 1010
Assignment 111
Exam 1110
Assignment 121
Project 35
Exam 1210
Assignment 131
Exam 1310
Assignment 141
Exam 1410
Assignment 151
Exam 1510
Assignment 161
Project 45
Exam 168
Assignment 171
Exam 1710
Assignment 181
Exam 1810
The Final Exam84
Total Points:296
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