Microsoft Project 2016/365 – Introduction
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Format: Instructor–Led
Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Overview: Welcome to Microsoft® Project 2016/365: Introduction. This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2016/365 so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.
This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project 2016/365 during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project 2016/365 and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.
Target Student: This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. The course will give the student a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project 2016/365 necessary to create and save project plans.
Prerequisites: To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills. The following CompuTrain course can help you in meeting this requirement: Project Management Fundamentals (Second Edition).
You should also have basic knowledge and skills for using any current Windows® operating system—preferably Windows 10. The following CompuTrain courses can help you meet this requirement:
- Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
- Microsoft® Windows® 10 Transition from Windows® 7
Finally, you should have competency in using other Microsoft Office applications—preferably Office 2016/365. You can take any of the Office 2016/365 course offerings from CompuTrain to attain the requisite knowledge and skills.
In this course, you will learn to create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project Professional 2016/365.
- Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016/365 environment.
- Create and define a new project plan.
- Create and organize tasks.
- Manage resources in a project plan.
- Finalize a project plan.
- Update a project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project.
- Monitor project progress in the project plan.
- Adjust the project plan to control constraints.
- Create project reports to share a project’s status.
- Customize project settings and share customizations with other projects.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
- Identify Project Management Concepts
- Navigate the Microsoft Project 2016/365 Environment
Lesson 2: Defining a Project
- Create a New Project Plan
- Define a Project
- Assign a Project Calendar
Lesson 3: Creating and Organizing Tasks
- Add Tasks to a Project Plan
- Import Tasks from Other Programs
- Create a Work Breakdown Structure
- Define Task Relationships
- Schedule Tasks
Lesson 4: Managing Project Plan Resources
- Add Resources to a Project Plan
- Create a Resource Calendar
- Enter Costs for Resources
- Assign Resources to Tasks
- Resolve Resource Conflicts
Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan
- Optimize a Project Plan
- Set a Baseline
- Share a Project Plan
Lesson 1: Executing a Project
- Enter Task Progress
- Update Task Progress with SharePoint
- Update Work
- Update Costs
Lesson 2: Monitoring Project Progress
- View Project Progress
- Add Custom Fields
- Create Custom Views
- Create a Network Diagram
- Analyze a Project Plan
Lesson 3: Controlling a Project Plan
- Edit the Task List
- Reschedule Tasks
- Update a Baseline
Lesson 4: Reporting on Progress
- Format and Share a Chart View
- View Existing Reports
- Create Custom Reports
- Create a Visual Report
Lesson 5: Customizing the Application
- Change Project Options
- Create a Project Plan Template
- Share Resources
- Link Project Plans