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Microsoft Project Level I
(2-day Course)

(Versions: 2013, 2016)*

Location: Online Format (Zoom, WebEx, Google Meet)

General Overview:

Microsoft Project is a project management software tool designed to assist project managers in developing schedules, assigning resources, tracking progress, analyzing workloads and managing budgets.  This course will be taught in the Microsoft Project 2013 or 2016 environment with special focus on new features in the 2016 version of Project.

Learning Objectives:

The course covers the critical knowledge and skills required by project managers to create a project plan during all phases of the project life cycle.  This course also covers the skills required to update and track a large or small project.  Project Design is also a feature of this course.

You will Learn:

  • Project Design Concepts
  • Creating a Project Plan
  • Task Dependencies
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Assignment
  • Updating Projects
  • Calendars
  • Reports
  • Project Information
  • Task Type Settings
  • Task Constraints
  • Critical Path
  • Resource Conflicts
  • Tracking
  • Baseline Concepts
  • Sorting and Flirting
  • Grouping
  • Formatting

Target Student:

This course is for individuals who possess a firm knowledge of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining projects in small to large corporations.  This course offers the user a firm grounding in the fundamentals of Project necessary to create and save project plans.  An immediate to advanced knowledge of Excel and Visio is also required for this class

Course Outline:

Section 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Understanding Project Management Concepts
  • Getting Started
  • Application and Project Windows
  • Ribbon and Tabs
  • Creating and Saving Projects
  • Opening and Closing Projects
  • Changing Views
  • Moving Within in a Views

Section 2: Project Creation

  • Project Information
  • Creating Task Lists
  • Editing Task Lists
  • Outlining Task Lists
  • Task Dependencies
  • Modifying Task Dependencies
  • Task Information

Section 3: Project Resources and Costs

  • Project Resources
  • Resource Management Concepts
  • Assigning Resources
  • Working with Project Calendars
  • Working with Resource Calendars
  • Working with Task Calendars
  • Entering Project Costs 

Section 4: Printing Schedule Information

  • Page Setup Options
  • Previewing Views and Reports
  • Printing Project Information  

Section 5: Changing Schedule Methods

  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Task Type Settings
  • Changing Task Types
  • Task Constraints
  • Identifying Factors Affecting Tasks
  • Defining the Critical Tasks
  • Formatting the Critical Path

Section 6: Resolving Resource Conflicts 

  • Preset Contours
  • Applying Preset Contours
  • Editing Resource Assignments
  • Resource Overallocations
  • Locating Resource Overallocations
  • Resolving Resource Overallocations
  • Saving the Baseline

Section 7: Tracking Project Progress

  • Tracking Task Progress
  • Updating Tasks Updating the Remaining Schedule
  • Comparing Baseline and Actual Data

Section 8: Sorting, Filtering and Grouping 

  • Sorting Views
  • Filtering Views
  • Grouping Tasks and Resources

Section 9: Formatting the Project Environment

  • Formatting Views
  • Formatting the Gatt Chart
  • Customize the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

*All Classes are instructor led.
Class recording will be made available after the class.