Project 2016 Introduction Training Courses – Online or Face to Face

Duration: 1 Day

Course Objective:

This course is for new users to Project, or for delegates who have been working through Project 2013 or have some knowledge of Project and wish to understand how to get the best out of the package, relative to real projects

Course Contents:

Getting Started

  • Introduction to MS Project
  • Project terminology
  • What is the Critical path
  • Uses of baselines

The Basics

  • Open/Closing a Project Plan
  • Navigating the Project window
  • Working with the Ribbon
  • Backstage view
  • Tell me
  • Zoom Slider

Creating a Project

  • Set the project start date
  • Working with the project’s calendar(s)
  • Entering Non-working time
  • Project properties
  • Saving a project

Entering & Editing Tasks

  • Understanding & specifying the task mode (manually or auto-scheduled)
  • Adding auto-scheduled/manual tasks
  • Entering task durations
  • Visual Highlight
  • Adding milestones
  • Reordering tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Outline numbers & Project summary task 
  • Task Priorities and Task notes
  • Inactive tasks

Linking Tasks

  • Understanding the types of links (relationships) between tasks
  • Linking Tasks
  • Modifying task relationships
  • Entering lead and lag times
  • Split tasks
  • Difference between deadlines and constraints
  • Set a deadline
  • Set a constraint and types of constraints

Resourcing the Project Plan

  • Introducing the types of resources
  • Adding resources
  • Modifying the resource types
  • Assigning resources to tasks

Additional Resource Techniques

  • Resource over-allocations
  • Viewing resource assignments and finding over-allocations
  • Task inspector
  • Resource levelling
  • Viewing the project critical path
  • Introduction to the Team planner

Setting a Baseline

Introduction to Tracking

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