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APPROJ16 - Microsoft Office Project 2016

This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional 2016 so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project 2016 during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project 2016 and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.

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Prerequisites


To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills. The following course can help you in meeting this requirement: Project Management Fundamentals (Second Edition).
You should also have basic knowledge and skills for using any current Windows® operating system—preferably Windows 10. The following courses can help you meet this requirement:
  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Transition from Windows® 7

Finally, you should have competency in using other Microsoft Office applications—preferably Office 2016. You can take any of the Office 2016 course offerings from Logical Operations to attain the requisite knowledge and skills.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project


Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts
Topic B: Navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment

Lesson 2: Defining a Project


Topic A: Create a New Project Plan
Topic B: Define a Project
Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar

Lesson 3: Creating and Organizing Tasks


Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
Topic B: Import Tasks From Other Programs
Topic C: Create a Work Breakdown Structure
Topic D: Define Task Relationships
Topic E: Schedule Tasks

Lesson 4: Managing Project Plan Resources


Topic A: Add Resources to a Project Plan
Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic C: Enter Costs for Resources
Topic D: Assign Resources to Tasks
Topic E: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan


Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan
Topic B: Set a Baseline
Topic C: Share a Project Plan

Lesson 6: Executing a Project


Topic A: Enter Task Progress
Topic B: Update Task Progress with SharePoint
Topic C: Update Work
Topic D: Update Costs

Lesson 7: Monitoring Project Progress


Topic A: View Project Progress
Topic B: Add Custom Fields
Topic C: Create Custom Views
Topic D: Create a Network Diagram
Topic E: Analyze a Project Plan

Lesson 8: Controlling a Project Plan


Topic A: Edit the Task List
Topic B: Reschedule Tasks
Topic C: Update a Baseline

Lesson 9: Reporting on Progress


Topic A: Format and Share a Chart View
Topic B: View Existing Reports
Topic C: Create Custom Reports
Topic D: Create a Visual Report

Lesson 10: Customizing the Application


Topic A: Change Project Options
Topic B: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic C: Share Resources
Topic D: Link Project Plans