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MSProject

Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016 Training Course

2 Days Instructor Led Course | 15 PDUs

Course Objective

Enable professionals to utilize Microsoft® Project 2013 & 2016, a state-of-art tool in project management that was designed to serve both simple and complicated projects management. This tool gives you a powerful, visually enhanced way to effectively manage a wide range of projects and programs. From meeting crucial deadlines, to selecting the right resources and empowering your teams, it basically delivers new and intuitive experiences in collaborative project management within individuals, teams and the enterprise.

Targeted Audience

Program Managers, Project Managers, Project Analysts, Project Coordinators, Project Engineers, Project Planners and others who are directly or indirectly involved in Project Management.

Delivery Method

Instructor led, case studies, facilitated group discussions, knowledge re-enforcing questions and assessment tests. Material and discussion language will be in English only.

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Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016 Training Course Outline

Project and Project Terms

  • Theory of Project Management
  • Project User Interface, Windows, Quick Access Toolbar, File Tab, View Button
  • Using HelpTerminology
  • Creating a project
  • Default settings
  • Define project

Create a Project Calendar

  • Create a New project Calendar
  • Set the Default working Hours & Week
  • Alter Hours of Working Day
  • Set additional Non-Working Days
  • Applying a calendar to a project

Create a New project Calendar

  • Set the Default working Hours & Week
  • Alter Hours of Working Day
  • Set additional Non-Working Days
  • Applying a calendar to a project

Entering and Linking Tasks

  • Enter Tasks, Set Durations and create Milestones
  • Manual vs automatic scheduling
  • Task information dialog
  • Create summary tasks
  • Using the outline tools
  • Link and unlink tasks, Link types
  • Predecessors and Successors
  • Add notes

Task Relationships and Critical Path

  • Finish to Start, Start to Finish, Finish to Finish and Start to Start
  • How to Avoid Dangling Tasks
  • Theory of Critical Path
  • Showing the Critical Path
  • Slack Time
  • Creating lead and Lag time

Navigation and Project Views

  • View button
  • Use Goto selected task Button
  • Use the Zoom tools To change timescale
  • View the timeline
  • Split views
  • Add tasks to timeline
  • Format Time-scale
  • Switch view to Calendar View
  • Switch view to Network Diagram
  • Switch view to Gantt Chart
  • Keyboard Short Cuts for
  • Views More views option

Resources

  • Enter resources
  • Resource types
  • Labels , names and groups
  • Set costs, standard and overtime
  • Cost per use
  • Resource Information dialog
  • Add notes
  • Pro rata
  • Cost Rate Tables
  • Fixed Task Costs
  • Resource Calendars
  • Availability
  • Task assigning

Task Constraints & Task Management

  • General (default) Constraints
  • Hard Constraints
  • Soft Constraints
  • Deadlines
  • Remove deadlines / constraints
  • Scheduling Project from Start Date
  • Scheduling Project from Finish Date
  • Delay and reschedule
  • Fixed Duration vs Fixed units
  • Create and assign Task Calendars

Project Costing

  • Resource Costs
  • Duration Driven
  • Show Project Statistics for project cost and duration
  • Show cost table (Gantt view)
  • Identify over allocations
  • Deal with over allocations

Tracking

  • Setting a baseline
  • Clearing a baseline
  • Marking tasks % complete
  • Using the tracking Gantt to spot slippage
  • Reschedule workload
  • Levelling options

Sorting, Grouping & Filtering

  • Sorting tasks by non-default sort order
  • Apply grouping levels
  • Use the AutoFilter
  • Use In-built filters for Filtering Tasks

Table usage

  • Switch tables
  • More tables
  • Add columns
  • Hide columns

Reports

  • Overview Run Task Usage reports
  • Run Current Activities reports
  • Run Costing reports
  • Run Work load reports
  • Run visual reports to Excel or Visio
  • Running Custom reports

Printing

  • Print preview
  • Gantt Chart
  • Network Diagram
  • Calendar View
  • Page Setup Options
  • Print options

Applying theory to practice:

  • Case Studies
  • Change Request