Project 2016 - Level 1 & 2

Project 2016

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(Course eligible for SATVs)

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Microsoft Project 2016 The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient for the learner to be able to use Microsoft Project 2016 to create a new project, enter and work with tasks and resources, create a schedule, and print effective project information. The course extends to teaching the skills and knowledge beyond the creation of simple projects.

How Project 2016 Works
Starting Project in Windows 10
Understanding the Project Start Screen
The Project 2016 Screen
Project Operations
Using the Ribbon
Showing and Collapsing the Ribbon
Understanding the Backstage
The Project Work Area
Working with Views
Working with Split Screens
Understanding Sheet Views
Working with Tables
Gantt Chart View
Working with Gantt Charts
Understanding the QAT
Working With the QAT
Working with Project Files
Exiting from Project 2016

  • Tasks and Resources
  • The Importance of Planning
  • Understanding the Gantt Chart
  • Computers and Project Management
  • Steps in Creating a Project
  • Understanding Your Project
  • Creating a New Project File
  • Calendar Options
  • Changing Calendar Options
  • Working with Calendars
  • Modifying the Standard Calendar
  • Entering Public Holidays
  • Creating a New Resource Calendar
  • Creating a New Task Calendar
  • Setting Up Project Information
  • Entering File Properties
  • Understanding Tasks
  • Understanding Scheduling Icons
  • Case Study Tasks
  • Reviewing the Project
  • Entering Tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Assignment – Creating Summary Tasks
  • Working in a Sheet View
  • Working with Summary Tasks
  • Working with Task Views
  • Examining Task Information
  • Understanding Task Durations
  • Entering Task Durations
  • Checking Progress
  • Entering Milestones
  • Assigning a Calendar to a Task
  • Understanding Task Dependencies
  • Creating Dependencies Automatically
  • Creating Dependencies in Task Entry
  • Creating Dependencies in Task Information
  • Creating Dependencies in a Sheet View
  • Modifying a Schedule Using Dependencies
  • Auto Scheduling Tasks
  • Critical Path and Project Slack
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Examining Task Slack
  • Understanding Lag Time
  • Entering Lag Time
  • Understanding Lead Time
  • Entering Lead Time
  • Inactivating a Task
  • Understanding Resources
  • Entering Work Resources
  • Entering Material Resources
  • Entering Cost Resources
  • Assigning Calendars to Resources
  • Understanding Resource Availability
  • Adjusting Resource Availability
  • Changing the Unit Display
  • Resource Assignment Calculations
  • Task Types and Work Effort
  • Creating a Simple Assignment
  • Working with Fixed Unit Tasks
  • Working with Fixed Duration Tasks
  • Making Multiple Assignments
  • Adding Additional Resources
  • Adding More of the Same Resource
  • More Resources in Multiple Assignments
  • Understanding Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Working with Non-Effort Driven Tasks
  • Working with Effort Driven Tasks
  • Resource Assignment Summary
  • Simple Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Part Time Resources
  • Understanding Work Contouring
  • Specifying Resource Usage
  • Contouring Work Hours
  • Assigning Specific Work Times
  • Work Times for Multiple Assignments
  • Problem Assignments
  • Assigning Resources in Task Information
  • Assigning Resources in a Sheet
  • Assigning Resources You Do Not Have
  • The Case Study Resources
  • Understanding Printing
  • Previewing Before You Print
  • Selecting a Printer
  • Printing a Gantt Chart
  • Printing Sheet Views
  • Printing Tasks for Resources
  • Printing Resources for Tasks
  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Using Tell Me
  • Accessing the Help Window
  • Navigating the Help Window
  • Using Google to Get Help
  • Printing a Help Topic
  • Other Sources of Assistance
  • Understanding Resource Levelling
  • Creating Resource Problems
  • Tracking Down Over Allocations
  • Checking Resource Usage
  • Creating an Over Allocation Report
  • Changing Work Effort
  • Understanding Overtime
  • Assigning Overtime
  • Hiring Contract Labour
  • Switching Work Assignments
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Assigning Fixed Material Consumption
  • Contouring Materials Usage
  • Adding More Material Assignments
  • Assigning Variable Usage Material
  • Adding to A Material Assignment
  • Checking Work for Materials
  • Understanding Project Costs
  • Reviewing Current Costs
  • Entering Variable Costs
  • Case Study Variable Costs
  • Assigning Daily Costs
  • Assigning Per Usage Costs
  • Assigning Fixed Costs
  • Assigning Material Costs
  • Using Another Cost Table
  • Applying a Different Cost Table
  • Changing Rates During a Project
  • Assigning Cost Resources
  • Viewing Project Costs
  • Understanding Constraints and Deadlines
  • Reviewing Our Project
  • Adding a Constraint
  • Using Elapsed Time
  • Rescheduling Tasks
  • Creating a Deadline
  • Moving a Project’s Start Date
  • Creating A Baseline
  • Automatically Updating Tasks
  • Manually Updating Tasks
  • Entering Delayed Tasks
  • Tracking Actuals on A Gantt Chart
  • Using the Tracking Box
  • Viewing Task Slippage
  • Understanding Project Views
  • Working with the Standard Views
  • Creating Split Views
  • Creating a Custom View
  • Creating a Custom Combination View
  • Using Custom Views
  • Customising the View Menus
  • Saving an Existing View
  • Deleting Unwanted Views
  • Keeping New Views Local
  • Working with Multiple Files
  • Hiding Open Files
  • Exploring Tables
  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding Fields Using Add New Column
  • Adding Fields Using Insert Column
  • Adding Simple Custom Fields
  • Formatting Table Fields
  • Creating a Simple Lookup Table
  • Using a Custom Table
  • Using a Hyperlink Field
  • Understanding the Data Tools
  • Basic Data Highlighting
  • Highlighting Date Ranges
  • Highlighting a Range of Tasks
  • Highlighting Tasks with Specific Resources
  • More Highlight Filters
  • Applying Filters
  • Creating a Custom Filter
  • Using a Custom Filter
  • Editing Existing Filters
  • Deleting an Unwanted Filter
  • Grouping Tasks
  • Using AutoFilters
  • Understanding the Timescale
  • Changing Time Periods
  • Showing Tiers
  • Modifying Specific Tiers
  • Formatting for Non-Working Time
  • Changing Text Styles
  • Working with Gridlines
  • Displaying Progress Lines
  • Working with Progress Lines
  • Changing the Layout
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Bars
  • Changing Gantt Chart Styles
  • Changing Bar Text
  • Formatting Selected Bars
  • Changing Bar Styles
  • Placing Printing Commands on the Ribbon
  • Using Print Preview
  • Setting Page Breaks
  • Printing Specific Dates and Pages
  • Printing Headers
  • Printing Footers
  • Working with the Legend
  • Getting the Right Report Fit
  • Exporting to PDF
  • Audience

This course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft Project 2016. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment. Some knowledge of working with files and folders on a computer are necessary.

Key Participants Benefit

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • start Microsoft Project and identify how it works
  • explain some of the key concepts associated with project management
  • create a new project file in Project
  • enter tasks into a project file
  • create relationships between tasks in a project
  • add resources, including labour, materials and equipment to a project
  • understand and use resource assignment calculations
  • assign resources to tasks using a number of different methods
  • print various aspects of a project obtain help for Project whenever you need it
  • use various techniques for levelling over allocation of resources
  • assign material resources in a project
  • assign and track costs within a project
  • apply constraints and deadlines to tasks in a project
  • track the progress of a project
  • work more productively with project views
  • work with tables in Project
  • work with some of the features that allow you to control your data
  • format projects to make them more appealing and relevant
  • print data from Gantt Charts in a variety of ways and presentations

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