This fundamentals course is designed to teach project managers how to create, update and manage project schedules with Microsoft Project. Participants will learn how to create new projects, enter tasks, create a WBS, set dependencies, create constraints and deadlines and manage resource assignments. Students will also learn how to create, analyze and manage resources including work, cost and material resources. Students will also learn about resolving over and underallocations, setting baselines as well as tracking their projects. The new dashboard and visual reporting features and functionality will also be covered. Using filters and grouping options as well as customizing the Project environment will also be covered. Students will gain new and useful information from our industry experts that they can apply immediately after this course.
  • Agenda
  • Virtual Classroom

Introduction: Project 2016 Fundamentals

Agenda Overview

Module 1: Exploring Project & Learning What’s New

1.1: Navigating Project
1.2: Working with Views
1.3: The Backstage
1.4: Getting Help

Module 2: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

2.1: Creating a new project
2.2: Enter tasks and durations
2.3: Creating recurring tasks

Module 3: Modifying and Organizing a Task List

3.1: Inserting, moving and deleting tasks
3.2: Outlining tasks
3.3: Understand the WBS

Module 4: Shaping a Schedule

4.1: Linking and unlinking tasks
4.2: Displaying the Critical Path

Module 5: Modifying Task dependencies

5.1: Working with task dependencies
5.2: Using lag and lead time
5.3: Setting lag and lead as a percentage

Module 6: Working with Calendars

6.1: Working with the project base calendar
6.2: Creating new calendars

Module 7: Using Project Resources

7.1: Managing resources
7.2: Making initial assignments
7.3: Using the Cost resource type
7.4 Using the budget feature with the cost resource type

Module 8: Entering Project Costs

8.1: Enter and manage resource rates
8.2: Working with resource rate tables
8.3: Working with fixed costs

Module 9: Task Type Settings

9.1: Working with Fixed Units and the default task type
9.2: Working with Fixed Duration
9.3: Using the Fixed Work task type setting
9.4: Learn about variable unit assignments

Module 10: Understanding Contours and Assignments

10.1: Contour types and options
10.2: Manually adjust work distribution

Module 11: Resolving Resource Conflicts

11.1: Discovering over and under allocations
11.2: Leveling and resolving overrallocations

Module 12: Setting Constraints and Deadlines

12.1: Learn about the default constraint in Project
12.2: Apply different flexible and inflexible constraints
12.3: Set Deadlines

Module 13: Tracking Project Progress

13.1: Understanding and setting the project baseline
13.2: Marking tasks complete understanding other tracking methods
13.3: Compare Actual to Baseline task information

Module 14: Grouping & Filtering in Project

14.1: Use groups, filters and highlighting to focus on content areas
14.2: Create and manage new filters and groups

Module 15: Reporting in Project

15.1: Use built-in dashboard reports to graphically display project information
15.2: Working with Visual Reports
15.3: Customizing dashboard reports

Module 16: Customizing the Project Environment

16.1: Modifying the Gantt Chart and Gantt Bars
16.2: Enhancing the Gantt Chart area
16.3: Customize the Ribbon
16.4: Customizing and exporting Quick Access toolbar and Ribbon

 

Virtual Classroom (Powered by Classroom On Demand)
Overview:

Attend Class from Your Home or Office
Attending an online or virtual course has never been easier and more powerful than it is today. Using the latest in web conferencing, cloud based virtual machines and voice over IP (VOIP) technologies we have worked hard to provide the best in class for online course delivery.
The Virtual Classroom platform works best in the following conditions:

  • A high-speed Internet connection.
    You will be connecting to both a virtual training environment (GotoTraining) and a hosted virtual machine (Cloudshare).

    Note: Sometimes in office environments firewalls used for internet security prevent those connections from being made. Please test your connection

With Virtual Classroom powered by Classroom On Demand, you get the best of both worlds: the benefits of being in a classroom with the convenience and cost savings of online training!
Our courses are taught live by our experienced instructors using the same high-quality classroom material.

Benefits of Virtual Classroom

  • Save on travel costs and time spent at airports/hotels, etc
  • Instructor interacts in real-time to answer questions or clarify material
  • Get the same high-quality content as the classroom version of the course
  • Participate from almost anywhere with easy system setup and modest connectivity requirements
  • Participate in hands-on labs reinforcing concepts learned
  • Sessions are recorded for your review after the class
  • Join any session at another date for a module you may have missed

How it works

  • Browse our training and find a course and date.
  • Register and pay for the course.
  • Material will be sent to you within a couple days of registering.
  • On the day of the course, connect to our virtual classroom and your virtual machine using your highspeed Internet connection.
  • A self contained Project Server environment will be available to work through hands on labs, providing you with access for the duration of the course to reinforce concepts learned. Additionally, the instructor can shadow and guide you as you work through the labs and steps.
  • Viewing Options
    • Option 1: One computer with two monitors.
      This allows you to view the instructor on one machine and work with the Virtual lab on the other screen.
    • Option 2: Two computers.
      This is ideal for a workstation and laptop setup which will be used for viewing on one machine and working in the virtual lab on the other computer.
    • Option 3: One computer and tablet/iPad.
      This is a great option if you have a tablet or iPad. You can connect to the instructor’s presentation via the iPad/tablet device and use your computer for working in the virtual lab. You can even use the audio from the iPad/tablet for participating in the session.
    • Option 4: One computer. This option is for the student that is comfortable with toggling back and forth during the lecture/presentation/demo and the hands-on virtual labs.
  • A speaker phone or hands-free headset for your telephone/device.
    Because you’ll be using the keyboard and mouse throughout the class, you will need a speakerphone or headset by your computer.
  • VOIP or Unlimited long-distance phone service.
    You can use the GotoTraining microphone and speaker option, or using Skype is a good option. You can also call in using your unlimited long-distance calling plan (if you have one).

Setup and System Requirements

The set up is easy. You do not need the software for the class on your computer. It will be on the virtual computer you'll connect via the cloud.
Just install conferencing software. You will need to install the two conferencing software applications that connect you into the classroom.

Just install the virtual lab plugins. You will need to make sure your computer will allow you to install the cloudshare plugins. This is required for running the virtual training labs.

  • CloudShare Plugins: Please review the plug-in requirements for Cloudshare Virtual machines. The guidance can be found here. Check here.

System Requirements Make sure the computer you are connecting to meets the minimum requirements:
For PC-based participants:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0, Mozilla Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac-based participants:

  • Safari 3.0, Firefox 4.0, Google Chrome 5.0 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
  • Mac OS X 10.6 – Snow Leopard or newer
  • Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)
Connect 10 minutes before the class. A few days before the class we will ship the course materials directly to your home or office. In addition, we'll send an email to you with instructions on how to access your classroom connection and phone bridge. Be sure to allow yourself about 20 minutes of set up time just before the start of the class.

 

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Contact Us

Contact us to setup a demo or call anytime. 972-996-1895 | info@msprojectpros.com

Project 2016 (On Demand)