Course Overview

Managing projects using MS Project 2016 is a very valuable course in order to deliver the fundamentals of planning and scheduling skills that everyone needs to manage projects successfully. This course shows you how to drive the application through each stage of the project management life cycle and offers multiple best practices for using the software while defining, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing a project. Additionally the course teaches you how to use all of the included important features. This course is developed around the Best Practices of project management according to the PMI's Project Management Processes and Procedures.

Course Methodology

Participants will have a great learning onto how to plan and schedule project tasks by using effectively MS Project 2016. Participants will apply all knowledge while adding, developing, scheduling and analyzing all project information in all project stages. Participants will unveil all MS Project 2016 power in order to professionally mange all aspects of project details, from defining, modifying, updating, tracking, reporting and presenting project updates at anytime.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • The objective of this course is to enable the end user of understand the project management life cycle and unveil the secrets of MS project 2016.
  • The course will teach you all about how to master the tool, navigate around it, develop your reports, and most importantly let it work for your scheduling objectives and develop the required presentations while understanding the overall project management planning and scheduling terms.
  • You will learn how to maximize the use of MS Projects 2013 by learning all aspects of features, techniques, tools, and methods in order to develop an effective schedule and professionally manage any projects from initiation to Closing.

Target Audience

Project managers, Project engineers and all individuals who use MS Project regularly. This includes project schedulers, planners, project controllers, and project, design engineers, project leaders, industrial and product engineers, programmers, designers, business analysts, testers, quality team members, SW consultants, functional managers, information technology professionals, and all Individuals who work or a member in the project management.

Target Competencies

  • Foundation Level: Plan, create project. Add tasks and dependencies. Work with views and layouts. understand CPM
  • Middle Level: Create and assign resources. Status, update, and Track schedule. Present and Analyze Schedules
  • Advanced Level: Understand WBS, Import and Export data. Learn EVM, Manipulate with Project Tasks.

Course Outline

Foundation level

  • Plan, create, and define all project information
  • Identify, enter and create tasks and Milestones
  • Differentiate between all types of tasks, e.g. Hammock, Flag, milestone etc.
  • Differentiate between effort-driven scheduling and material-driven scheduling
  • Learn about calendar types and adjust timescale
  • Use, set, save, clear, and view a baseline and interim plan
  • Define , set, view, and shorten  critical path
  • Work with views and multiple views, spelling checks, format and page printing
  • Use, create, access, and modify a template and template previews
  • View tables, use filters and AutoFilters

Middle Level

  • Create a resource list, assign work and material to a resource, resource calendar, and group resources
  • Assign and reassign a resource to a task using the Task Information dialog, the Gantt View, and the Tools menu
  • Use the Tracking Gantt view, and interpret tasks indicators
  • Link and unlink tasks within a project and across projects while assigning lead and lag time to tasks
  • Enter task completion as a percentage and actual work completed on tasks
  • Use the variance, work, and cost tables
  • Create and edit pre-defined and new custom reports and view project statistics
  • Use, track, and format the Gantt Chart view, the Network Diagram view
  • Set and modify fixed tasks, and add hyperlinks to tasks

Advanced Level

  • Understand the Work Breakdown Structure Code (WBS), and assign and create the WBS code and custom code
  • Import and export a file into Project, insert objects, and save a project as a Web page
  • Identify, develop, use, and calculate different PERT scenarios
  • Use and generate Earned Value Analysis tables, fields, and analysis reports
  • Display, interpret, format, edit, and remove a progress line
  • Use the Project Guide to track your project’s progress, and understand status indicators
  • Choose between the Standard and Professional versions of Microsoft Project 2016
  • Identify advantages of working with Microsoft Project Server
  • Create, update, link, unlink, and view a resource pool
  • Identify types of multiple projects, and consolidate projects
  • View the critical path for a master projects, and Save baselines for master and consolidated projects
  • View subproject information
Location & Dates
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