Course Description

Microsoft Project (MPP) 2016


Microsoft Project Training includes exposure to managing a project which includes creating WBS, estimating tasks schedule, effort, assign resources to tasks, monitor the budget & work using EVM etc. MS Project latest version is 2016 which has a lot of collaborative tools with MS Project server.

There are two versions of desktop-based MS project – MS project standard & MS project professional. Also MS project lite comes for a very low cost using which team members can fill actual effort & view their tasks online on a web portal. MS project server has a lot of options to manage security and manage the desktop version of MS project, which can also be configured through an app called PWA (project web application). Key here is an integration of Lync, Share point, Outlook and other Microsoft office suite for seamless integration.

Target Audience

Course Best-Suited For

  • Project Management Office Staff
  • Project Managers / Senior Managers interested in planning, scheduling, tracking, reporting
  • Engineering Process Group members
  • Quality staff members
  • In a nutshell, anyone who manages projects find MS project a friend

Course Curriculum

  • Using the Ribbon
  • Navigating the Backstage View
  • Finding Commands
  • Creating and Saving Projects
  • Creating a Project from template
  • Creating a Project from an Excel Workbook
  • Setting up Calendars
  • Defining working and non-working time
  • Understanding Manual and Auto-scheduling
  • Creating a Manual task
  • Creating an Auto scheduled task
  • Switching between Manual and Automatic scheduling
  • Creating a Milestone task
  • Creating a Recurring task
  • Copying tasks from another program
  • Creating a Summary task
  • Displaying Summary task
  • Organizing tasks in a task list
  • Working with work Break Down Structure (WBS) Codes
  • Linking tasks
  • Adding Lag or Lead time
  • Setting Task Date Constraints
  • Viewing Tasks and Task links
  • Understanding Resources
  • Creating a Work Resource
  • Creating a Material Resource
  • Setting up costs for Work and Material Resources
  • Creating a Cost Resource
  • Understanding Duration, Work and Units
  • Assigning Resources to tasks
  • Using Team Planner to assign resources–
  • Finding Over Allocations
  • Assigning Resources with effort driven and non-effort driven scheduling
  • Modifying Resource Assignments
  • Replacing Resources on a task
  • Choosing a View
  • Working with a Table
  • Inserting and Rearranging Table Columns
  • Changing the settings for columns in a Table
  • Displaying the two views at the same time
  • Using the timeline view
  • Sorting Tasks and Resources
  • Grouping Tasks and Resources
  • Filtering Tasks and Resources
  • Modifying Task Bar Styles and Task Bar Text
  • Modifying Task Bar Layout
  • Modifying Text Formatting
  • Reviewing the Critical Path
  • Using the task Inspector to review Scheduling Issues
  • Splitting a Task
  • Delaying a Task or Assignment
  • Adjusting a work Contour
  • Leveling Resources
  • Inactivating a Task
  • Understanding Baseline, Scheduled and Actual Values
  • Saving and Clearing a Baseline
  • Adding Tasks to a Baseline
  • Updating the Schedule
  • Assigning Overtime
  • Updating Costs
  • Rescheduling Unfinished Work
  • Viewing Project Report Status
  • Looking for Schedule Progress problems
  • Looking for Cost Problems
  • Working with Graphical Reports
  • Using Earned Value
  • Printing Views and Reports
  • Saving to other formats
  • Working with the Global Template
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Sharing Project Information in other ways

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