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Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016

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2 Days

This course teaches the core techniques needed to build, optimize and manage a working project schedule using Microsoft Project. Learn to edit and organize your project, assign resources to tasks, manage and modify project schedules, and use Project Pro views to effectively communicate information about your project. A hands-on training will be provided where participants gain tactical experience while building a project schedule, or working with the schedule of their choosing during the training.
This course is designed for individuals who are using Microsoft Project 2016

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate Microsoft Project 2016

Effective Use of Microsoft Project 2016
MS Project 2016 Overview
The Ribbon & Navigation
Organizing & Optimizing MS Project Settings & Views
Leveraging Keyboard shortcuts & Customizing the Ribbon

Creating Projects
Creating, saving & opening new projects
Building Calendars within Project
Setting Resource Alerts and Project Scheduling options

Task Development
Project lifecycle approach
Planning & Building Estimates for Waterfall or Agile Projects
Manual vs. Automatic

Estimating, Constraints & Deadlines
Estimating techniques
Creating task dependencies
Lead & Lag time
Effects of constraints
Splitting tasks
Applying task calendars
Moving Project timeline

Resources & Work Assignments
Creating and utilizing resources
Mastering Effort driven scheduling
Assigning resources
Defining fixed assignments

Project Schedule
Applying groups & filters
Critical path
Viewing resource assignments
Adjusting time phased grid
Resolving resource conflicts
Printing & reporting
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