Microsoft Project 2016 Training for Project Managers

Group Training | 2 Days

Get the essential skills needed to effectively use the powerful functionality of the Microsoft Project scheduling engine every day by attending our Microsoft Project 2016 Training for Project Managers. You’ll learn how to build and manage project schedules in an interactive environment, quickly mastering the best practices that will optimize your use of Microsoft Project 2016. Coursework will begin with an overview of the Project interface, then we’ll dive into the steps required to build and execute a successful project schedule: project definition, task, resource and assignment planning, schedule planning, and more.

Since this is the 2 day version of our Microsoft Project 2016 Training additional time will be spent covering advanced techniques, such as fine-tuning task scheduling and fine-tuning resource and assignment data. Both of which will provide more control over scheduling and assignments, the latter of which will look at manually contouring assignments and the use of material resources. Also covered will be fine-tuning the project plan to examine and resolve resource allocations and reviewing the plan’s cost and finish date. Finally, detailed techniques for tracking progress will be reviewed as well; including updating baselines, the tracking of actual and remaining work, and tracking timephased actual work for assignments.

This course is specifically designed to instruct you on the use of the technology, as well as best-practice schedule development.

After attending this Microsoft Project 2016 Training course, you’ll understand the processes of project scheduling and control, resource and task planning, project execution and be able to
implement those processes in Microsoft Project 2016. The course includes both lecture and hands-on exercises.

Target Audience
Project managers, schedulers, and others who need to create, maintain, and track project schedules in Project Professional.

Prerequisites
Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and basic project management principles helpful.

Provided with the Course
Training manual, quick reference guide and access to download and install Microsoft Project Professional for duration of class.

Project Management Institute
Integent LLC is a Global Registered education provider with the Project Management Institute, and this course provides 16 PDUs

What You’ll Learn

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See the new features in Project 2016

  • See the new features in Project 2016

Take a guided tour

  • Explore the Project interface
  • Manage files and set options in the backstage
  • Work with schedule details in views
  • Use reports to check a plan’s status

Start a new plan

  • Create a new plan and set it’s start date
  • Set nonworking days in teh project calendar
  • Enter the plan title and other properties

Build a task list

  • Create Tasks
  • Enter task durations and dates
  • Enter milestone tasks
  • Create summary tasks to outline the plan
  • Link tasks to create dependencies
  • Switch task scheduling from manual to automatic
  • Check a plan’s duration and finish date
  • Document task information

Set up resources

  • Set up work resources
  • Enter the maximum capacity for work resources
  • Enter work resource pay rates
  • Adjust working time in a resource calendar
  • Set up cost resources
  • Document resources by using notes
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Assign work resources to tasks
  • Control work when adding or removing resources
  • Assign cost resources to tasks
  • Check the plan after assigning resources

Format and share your plan

  • Customize a Gantt Chart view
  • Add tasks to a timeline view
  • Customize reports
  • Copy views and reports
  • Print views and reports

Track Progress: Basic techniques

  • Understand progress tracking
  • Save a baseline of your plan
  • Track a plan as scheduled
  • Enter a task’s completion percentage
  • Enter actual values for tasks

Fine-tune task scheduling

  • See task relationships by using Task Path
  • Adjust task link relationships
  • Control task scheduling by using constraints
  • Interrupt work on a task
  • Adjust working time for individual tasks
  • Control task scheduling by using task types
  • See task schedule details by using the Task Inspector
  • Fine-tune task details
  • Enter deadline dates
  • Enter fixed costs
  • Create a recurring task
  • View the plan’s critical path
  • Schedule summary tasks manually

Fine-tune resource and assignment data

  • Change resource availability over multiple date ranges
  • Work with multiple resource pay rates
  • Change resource pay rates over different date ranges
  • Delay the start of assignments
  • Apply contours to assignments
  • Create and assign material resources
  • View resource capacity
  • Adjust assignments in the Team Planner view (Project Professional only)

Fine-tune the Project plan

  • Examine resource allocations over time
  • Resolve resource overallocations manually
  • Level overallocated resources
  • Check the plan’s cost and finish date
  • Inactivate tasks (Project Professional only)

Organize plan details

  • Sort plan details
  • Group plan details
  • Filter plan details
  • Create new tables
  • Create new views

Track progress: Detailed techniques

  • Update a baseline
  • Track actual and remaining work for tasks and assignments
  • Track timephased actual work for tasks and assignments
  • Reschedule incomplete work

View and report project status

  • Examine a plan’s variance
  • Identify tasks that have slipped
  • Examine task costs
  • Examine resource costs