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Project 2013/2016

2 days

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Course Description

This course addresses the features of Microsoft's Project application, which is specifically designed to address the needs of project managers in corporate environments.


You will benefit most from this course if you have at least some prior knowledge of project management procedures and practices. It is intended to support you in applying this knowledge through the use of Microsoft Project as a project management tool.



There are no specific prerequisites for this course. However, general computer user knowledge is assumed.


Any additional experience having worked with forms and/or databases will be helpful.


After completing this course, you will know how to:

  • Navigate and understand the important features of the Microsoft Project environment
  • Create a new project schedule from scratch
  • Understand and work with task types, scheduling options, and task constraints
  • Work with resources, including scheduling and assignment
  • Manage the project schedule in accordance with the critical path and project baseline
  • Print project views, dashboards, and various other kinds of reports
  • Work with the Quick Access Toolbar and advanced calendar topics
  • Add task notes; set task deadlines and priorities; and group, sort, filter, highlight, and add fixed costs to tasks
  • Group, sort, filter, and highlight resources; set resource working-time exceptions and pool resources for sharing; and create resource budget cost items
  • Work with multiple baselines and interim plans, update a project schedule using a status date, and resolve resource conflicts and scheduling issues
  • Use the Task Form, Task Details Form, and Task Name Form; use the Resource Form and Resource Name Form; and understand the Relationship Diagram and compound views
  • Consolidate projects using Master projects and Subprojects; and work with Project Server, Project Online, and SharePoint
  • Use Project data in other applications, and create final reports



Course Outline

Lesson 1: Fundamentals

Module A: Setting default options

Module B: Exploring the Project environment


Lesson 2: Starting a new project schedule

Module A: Project schedule templates, calendars, and workflow

Module B: Tasks, durations, and milestones


Lesson 3: Task types, effort-driven scheduling, and task constraints

Module A: Task types

Module B: Lag time and lead time

Module C: Task constraints


Lesson 4: Working with resources

Module A: Resource types

Module B: Resource calendars

Module C: Assigning resources


Lesson 5: Managing the project schedule

Module A: The critical path and the project baseline

Module B: The tracking Gantt chart and updating tasks


Lesson 6: Printing reports

Module A: Views and dashboards

Module B: Other reports

Summary: Printing reports


Lesson 7: The Quick Access Toolbar and advanced calendar topics

Module A: The Quick Access Toolbar

Module B: Advanced calendar topics


Lesson 8: Working with tasks

Module A: Task notes, task deadlines, and task priorities

Module B: Miscellaneous task features and functions


Lesson 9: Working with resources

Module A: Grouping, sorting, filtering, and highlighting resources

Module B: Resource working time and resource pools

Module C: Resource budget cost items


Lesson 10: Managing the project schedule

Module A: Multiple baselines and interim plans

Module B: Setting and using a status date

Module C: Resolving resource conflicts and scheduling issues

Module D: Delaying a task


Lesson 11: Other views and shortcuts

Module A: The Task Form, Task Details Form, and Task Name Form

Module B: The Resource Form

Module C: Compound views and the Relationship Diagram


Lesson 12: Working with multiple projects and project integrations

Module A: Consolidating multiple projects

Module B: Project Server, Project Online, and SharePoint


Lesson 13: Working with Project data and closing out a project

Module A: Working with Project data

Module B: Closing out a project

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