Introductory/Intermediate Project 2016 Provisional Course Outline

Introductory Project 2016 training

Aims of the Introductory/Intermediate Project 2016 course

The Introductory Project 2016 training course aims to give delegates a practical understanding of the ways in which Microsoft Project 2016 can help them in project management tasks. We train Microsoft Project at your site in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£325 + VAT
2 - 4 people£495 + VAT
5 - 8 people£695 + VAT

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to create a project plan using Microsoft Project 2016, and check the progress of a project. They will be able to:

  • Create a task schedule
  • Link the tasks in the schedule
  • Understand the critical path
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Add costs to tasks and resources
  • Create and modify task and resource calendars
  • Analyse and manage overallocations of resources
  • Track progress
  • Use views, tables, filters and reports
  • Pool resources

How the course is run – This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.

Pre-requisites – Familiarity with the Windows environment.

Introductory Project 2016 training Course Outline

Introduction to Project

  • Projects and Project Management
  • What is Microsoft Project?
  • The Stages of a Project
  • Opening Microsoft Project

The Screen Layout and Basic Editing

  • The MS Project 2016 Window
  • The Ribbons
  • Shortcut Menus
  • Getting Help
  • Task Views
  • Resource Views

Creating a Project

  • Auto vs Manual Scheduling
  • The Project Information Dialog Box
  • File Properties
  • Calendars
  • Saving a Project
  • Exiting a Project

Tasks

  • Entering Tasks
  • Task Duration
  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Inserting New Tasks into the Schedule
  • Moving Tasks within the Schedule
  • Deleting a Task from the Schedule
  • Creating an Outline for the Schedule
  • Using the Task Information Dialog Box
  • Types of Task Relationships
  • Specifying Leads and Lags
  • Creating Task Relationships
  • Adding Lag or Lead Time to a Relationship
  • Removing Task Relationships
  • Editing Task Relationships
  • Task Constraints and Deadlines

The Critical Path

  • Defining a Critical Path
  • Slack
  • Customising the Gantt Chart

Views, Tables and Filters

  • Using Built In Views
  • Applying Filters to Views
  • Varying the Information in Sheet or Form View

Assigning Resources

  • What are Resources?
  • How Resources are used within Microsoft Project
  • Creating a Resource List
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Removing Resources from Tasks
  • Reassigning Resources
  • Adding New Resources

Adding Costs to Tasks and Resources

  • Resource Rates
  • Controlling Accrued
  • Adding Fixed Costs

Calendars

  • Changing the Working Time
  • Task Calendars
  • Resource Calendars

Resource Leveling

  • Analysing and Managing Overallocations
  • The Project Leveler
  • Using Overtime

Tracking Progress

  • Saving the Baseline
  • The Tracking table
  • Updating Tasks and Projects
  • Analysing Change

Reports

  • Print Preview
  • Page Setup
  • Project 2016 Reports
  • Saving Reports as Templates for future use

Resource Pooling

  • Consolidating Subprojects
  • Linking Tasks without Consolidating
  • Resource Sharing

To request further details of any of our courses, or to make a booking for our Introductory Project 2016 training, please contact us by ringing 07477 578417 or by sending an email to info@archwayct.co.uk or filling in our contact form.