Microsoft Project 2016 – 2 days

Course Specifications

Course length: 2 days

Contact Hours: 16.0

PDUs: 16.0 (Technical)

Course Description:

Welcome to Microsoft Project.  This 2-day course is designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Office Project Professional as a tool to assist them in managing projects. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create, modify and monitor the performance of project tasks, resources, and resource assignments.

Delivery Method: 

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Materials:

– Microsoft Project 2016 Workbook – Level 1 (Day 1)
Microsoft Project 2016 Workbook – Level 2 (Day 2)

Course Objectives:

      Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

– create a project plan file and enter task information.
– create a work breakdown structure by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
– assign project resources.
– finalize the project plan file.

– customize a project

– manage task structures

– generate project views

– produce project reports

Course Agenda (16 PDUs):

Day 1 (8 Hours)

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts

Topic B: Navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment

Lesson 2: Defining a Project

Topic A: Create a New Project Plan

Topic B: Define a Project

Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar

Lesson 3: Creating and Organizing Tasks

Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan

Topic B: Import Tasks from Other Programs

Topic C: Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Topic D: Define Task Relationships

Topic E: Schedule Tasks

Lesson 4: Managing Project Plan Resources

Topic A: Add Resources to a Project Plan

Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar

Topic C: Assign Resources to Tasks

Topic D: Resolve Resource Conflicts 

Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan

Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan

Topic B: Set a Baseline

Day 2 (8 Hours)


Lesson 1: Managing the Project Environment

Topic A: Link Projects

Topic B: Baseline a Project

Topic C: Work with Custom Fields

Topic D: Change Project Options

Topic E: Extend Project with Apps

Lesson 2: Managing Task Structures

Topic A: Change a Task List

Topic B: Create a Network Diagram

Topic C: Manage the Critical Path

Topic D: Use Lag and Lead

Topic E: Analyze Earned Value

Lesson 3: Generating Project Views

Topic A: Use View Commands

Topic B: Use Existing Views

Topic C: Create Custom Views

Topic D: Format and Share the Timeline View

Lesson 4: Producing Project Reports

Topic A: Use Existing Reports

Topic B: Create Custom Reports

Topic C: Export Visual Reports