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Microsoft Project Level 1: Introduction Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version 2016/2013
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Overview
This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project 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 and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.

In addition, this course covers the advanced knowledge and skills a project manager needs to update a project plan in Project during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project. In other words, once your project plan is approved by the project sponsor, this course will enable you to manage the project so that it is completed on time, within budget, and according to scope.

Version Note
This course is taught using Microsoft 2016 software but it is applicable to users of Project 2016 and 2013. Instructors will note any features that are exclusive to 2016. Some additional options were added 2016 such as new options to secure resources, collaborate between the resource manager and the project manager, and show heat maps of resource capacity. These are more advanced features that get little coverage in this course, making this an excellent introduction for users of Project 2013 or 2016.

PDU Credits
Our Registered Education Provider (REP) number is: 3452
This course is worth: 14 PDU's

Audience
This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. The course will give the student a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project 2016 necessary to create and save project plans.

Prerequisites
To ensure your success in this course, we recommend you have some working knowledge of your computers operating system, Microsoft Office and some background in fundamental Project Management.

Course Objectives
You will:
Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment.
Create and define a new project plan.
Create and organize tasks.
Manage resources in a project plan.
Finalize a project plan.
Update a project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project.
Monitor project progress in the project plan.
Adjust the project plan to control constraints.
Create project reports to share a projectís status.
Customize project settings and share customizations with other projects.

Course Outline

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 1: Executing a Project
Topic A: Enter Task Progress
Topic B: Update Task Progress with SharePoint
Topic C: Update Work
Topic D: Update Costs

Lesson 2: 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 3: Controlling a Project Plan
Topic A: Edit the Task List
Topic B: Reschedule Tasks
Topic C: Update a Baseline

Lesson 4: 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 5: Customizing the Application
Topic A: Change Project Options
Topic B: Create a Project Plan Template
Topic C: Share Resources
Topic D: Link Project Plans

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