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Microsoft Project Level 2: Advanced Course Outline

 (2 days)
Version 2016/2013

Overview
This two-day advanced Project course is for individuals who have been working in Microsoft Project for an extended amount of time or have taken the Introduction course. Students will learn advanced techniques with MS Project Professional 2016. Topics such as templates, custom fields, tables and views will be covered. Students will also learn how to integrate Project with other Office applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Reporting using Visual Reports as well as Dashboard reports will also be covered. This Advanced Microsoft Project 2016 course takes an in-depth approach to key features of Project 2016 including task entry and linking, resource and resource management, and examining and updating projects. You will learn to efficiently manage projects, create master projects and sub-projects, create and customize visual reports, work with resource pools, and learn about costing.

Audience
This course is intended for project and portfolio managers who have been working with Microsoft Project for an extended amount of time and are interested in learning advanced techniques and features with Microsoft Project 2016.

At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will be learn about and be able to:
     Working with Master Projects, Sub-Projects and Resource Pools
     Creating and Managing custom Fields, Tables and Views
     Sharing data with Microsoft Office
     Advanced Dashboard & Visual Reporting
     Tracking and Analyzing Progress
     Customizing Project

About This Course
This Advanced Microsoft Project 2016: Digging Deeper class takes an in-depth approach to key features of Project 2016 including task entry and linking, resource and resource management, and examining and updating projects. You will learn to efficiently manage projects, create master projects and sub-projects, create and customize visual reports, work with resource pools, and learn about costing.

At Course Completion
     Work with the advanced formatting features of the Gantt chart and network diagrams.
     Create master projects and subprojects in Project 2016.
     Create customized project reports.
     Work with resource pools.

Course Outline

Module 1: Starting a Project from an Existing Project, Excel Workbook, or SharePoint Task List
This module explains how to get started with a project.
Lessons
     Starting a Project
Lab 1: Starting a Project from an Existing Project, Excel Workbook, or SharePoint Task List
     Starting a Project
After completing this module, students will be able to:
     Set project options.
     Create a project from an existing project.
     Create a project from an Excel spreadsheet.
     Create a project from a SharePoint list.

Module 2: Advanced Methods for Managing Tasks and Resources
This module explains how to use advanced methods for managing tasks and resources.
Lessons
     Managing Tasks and Resources
     Understanding Elapsed versus Actual Time Settings
     Setting Task Constraints
     Splitting and Delaying Tasks
     Using the Task Inspector
     Analyzing Critical Tasks and Critical Path
     Using Lag Time and Lead Time
     Analyzing Task Assignments
     Using the Team Planner
     Using a Resource Pool and Sharing Resources
     Managing Resource Availability and Pay Rates


Lab 1: Advanced Methods for Managing Tasks and Resources
     Change the Task Dependency
     Creating a Task Constraint
     To Split a Task: Using the Gantt Chart View
     Viewing the Task Inspector
     Viewing the Critical Path
     Set Lag Time and Lead Time
     Adding a Note through the Assignment Information Dialog Box
     Displaying a Team Planner and Apply Formatting
     Sharing a Resource Pool
     Changing a Pay Rate
After completing this module, students will be able to:
     Work with task dependencies.
     Distinguish elapsed versus actual time settings.
     Set task constraints.
     Split and delay tasks.
     Use the Task Inspector.
     Analyze critical tasks and the critical path.
     Use lag time and lead time.
     Analyze task assignments.
     Use the team planner.
     Use a resource pool and share resources.
     Manage resorce availability and pay rates.

Module 3: Managing the Project with Advanced Techniques
This module explains how to manage projects with advanced techniques in Microsoft Project 2016.
Lessons
     Using Leveling to Solve Resouce Overallocations
     Amending Tasks
     Understanding Baseline and Interim Plans
     Analyzing Project Costs and Creating Budgets

Lab 1: Managing the Project with Advanced Techniques
     Using Leveling to Solve Resource Overallocations: Using the Gantt
     To Amend Tasks
     Setting Additional Baselines
     Creating Budgets
After completing this module, students will be able to:
     Use leveling to solve resource overallocation.
     Amend tasks.
     Understand baseline and interim plans.
     Analyze project costs and create budgets.

Module 4: Formatting and Customizing Views
This module explains how to format and customize views.
Lessons
     Customize the Gantt Chart
     Creating a Custom View
     Applying Filters
     Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes
Lab 1: Formatting and Customizing Views
     Customizing the Gantt Chart Using Gantt Chart View
     Creating a Custom View
     Applying Filters
     Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes
After completing this module, students will be able to:
     Customize the Gantt chart.
     Create a custom view.
     Apply filters.
     Use Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) codes

Module 5: Reporting
This module explains how to use reporting in Microsoft Project 2016.
Lessons
     Creating Visual Reports
     Editing Reports
Lab 1: Reporting
     Creating Visual Reports
     Editing a Report
After completing this module, students will be able to:
     Create visual reports.
     Edit reports.

Module 6: Working with Templates
This module explains how to work with templates in Microsoft Project 2016.
Lessons
     Using Subproject within a Project
     Using the Organizer to Maintain Templates
Lab 1: Working with Templates
     Using Subprojects within a Project
     Using the Organizer
After completing this module, students will be able to:
     Use subproject within a project.
     Use the Organizer to maintain templates.

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