55205 Mastering Microsoft Project 2016
Understand the discipline of project management as it applies to using Microsoft Project 2016.
Create a Work Breakdown Structure.
Identify Task Types & Relationships.
Define Resources within Project.
Make Work Package Estimates.
Create an Initial Schedule.
Create a Resource Leveled Schedule.
Create Projects from templates, Excel files.
Create Global templates.
Create formulas and graphical indicators.
The steps to record a macro.
Format Output and Print Reports.
Integrate Multiple Projects.
Set up a Project with a Calendar, Start date, and scheduling method.
Understand Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule.
Manage multiple projects.
Be able to create a master project list with shared resources.
1 – INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT PROJECT
- Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management.
- Learn what the new features are in Project 2016.
- Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon.
- Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information.
- Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit.
- Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project.
- Lab 1: Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project
2 – A QUICK AND EASY OVERVIEW OF MANAGING WITH PROJECT
- Create a new project and prepare it for data entry.
- Enter project tasks.
- Sequence the tasks.
- Define resources.
- Estimate Task duration and assign resources.
- Baseline the project.
- Track project progress.
- Lab 1: Creating a Basic Project with a template
- Lab 2: Creating a Basic Project
3 – SETTING UP A PROJECT
- Use multiple methods to create a new project from an Excel file and a SharePoint Tasks list.
- Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability.
- Configure Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward, or from the Finish Date backward.
- Lab 1: Setting Up a Project
4 – MANUALLY SCHEDULE VS. AUTO SCHEDULE
- Students practice switching tasks between Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule modes. By switching modes, students learn the impact made on the project schedule and the individual tasks.
- Lab 1: Explore Task Modes
5 – CREATING A WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE
- Build and use summary and subordinate tasks.
- Understand and use milestones.
- Develop WBS Outlines.
- Assign completion criteria.
- Evaluate the WBS.
- Understand and use WBS templates.
- Lab 1: Manipulate a WBS
- Lab 2: Supporting the Project Plan
6 – IDENTIFYING TASK RELATIONSHIPS
- Understand the different types of task relationships.
- Understand and use various methods to create relationships.
- Determine and display task sequence.
- Understand and use lag, lead, and delay.
- Understand the new feature of Task Paths.
- Lab 1: Display the sequence
7 – DEFINING RESOURCES WITHIN PROJECT
- Define resource types.
- Define individual resources that will be used on the project.
- Record the cost (s) of using each type of resource.
- Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.
- Lab 1: Resource Calendar and Availability
8 – MAKING WORK PACKAGE ESTIMATES
- Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task.
- Distinguish between task types and describe when each is appropriate.
- Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration.
- Describe the way Effort Driven scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration.
- Assign tasks to resources using the Team Planner view.
- Lab 1: Work, Duration and Labor
9 – CREATING AN INITIAL SCHEDULE
- Calculate float and identify a project’s critical path.
- Understand and identify task constraints.
- Create milestones.
- Use the Task Inspector to troubleshoot the initial schedule.
- Lab 1: Calculating an Initial schedule
10 – CREATE A RESOURCE LEVELED SCHEDULE
- Adjust a project schedule to account for limited people and other resources.
- View the overall cost and schedule of a project.
- Identify resources that have been over allocated for a project schedule.
- Use multiple ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove over allocation for any resource.
- Lab 1: Resource Leveling
11 – MANAGING THE PROJECT
- Learn how to set a baseline.
- Lean how to enter and track project performance data.
- Learn how to apply different tracking methods.
- Learn how to perform a variance analysis on a project.
- Lab 1: The Baseline
- Lab 2: Baselining & Tracking Performance
- Lab 3: Variance
12 – FORMATTING OUTPUT AND PRINTING REPORTS
- Custom Fields
- Other File Formats
- Lab 1: Use the Grouping Feature
- Lab 2: Create Reports in Project
13 – MANAGING MULTIPLE PROJECTS
- Learn how to use common resources among multiple projects.
- Learn how to link tasks between multiple projects.
- Learn how to create a consolidated view of multiple projects.
- Lab 1: Identifying Over allocated Resources from a Resource Pool and Consolidated File
14 – ADVANCED TOPICS
- Learn how to customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar.
- Learn how to customize WBS numbering.
- Learn the concepts of Formulas and Graphical indicators.
- Learn the purpose of the Global template and Organizer.
- Learn how to use Task Deadlines.
- Learn how to record a Macro.
- Lab 1: Recording a Macro in Project
15 – SUMMARY
- Learn how to access the Office App Store.
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