55205 - Mastering Microsoft Project 2016
9/21/2020 - 9/23/2020


COURSE COST: $1395.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This three-day, instructor-led course is intended for individuals who are interested in expanding their knowledge base and technical skills about Microsoft Project. The course begins with the basic concepts and leads students through all the functions they’ll need to plan and manage a small to medium-size project, including how to level resources and capture both cost and schedule progress.

This course will also help students prepare for Microsoft Project Exam 74-343 Managing Projects with Microsoft Project


This course is intended for both novice and experienced project managers, managers, schedulers, and other project stake holders who need to incorporate the discipline of project management with Microsoft Project 2016.

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is helpful to have taken an introductory project management course, such as Versatile’s Principles of Project Management.


Course doesn't include Courseware/Student book $ 122.04. Course running is subject to minimum enrollment. Course may run as a virtual instructor led class if minimum enrollment is not met. For more details, please contact: learn@vtec.org.


After completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand the discipline of project management as it applies to using Microsoft Project 2016
Create a Work Breakdown Structure
Identify Task Types & Relationships
Define Resources within Project
Make Work Package Estimates
Create an Initial Schedule, Be able to create a master project list with shared resources
Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
Create Projects from templates, Excel files
Create Global templates and Create formulas and graphical indicators
The steps to record a macro, Format Output and Print Reports
Integrate Multiple Projects, Set up a Project with a Calendar, Start date, and scheduling method
Understand Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule, Manage multiple projects

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Project
Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management
Learn what the new features are in Project 2016
Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon
Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information
Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit
Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project
Lab : Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project

Module 2: A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project
Create a new project and prepare it for data entry
Enter project tasks
Sequence the tasks
Define resources
Estimate Task duration and assign resources
Baseline the project
Track project progress
Lab : Creating a Basic Project with a template
Lab : Creating a Basic Project

Module 3: Setting Up a Project
Use multiple methods to create a new project from an Excel file and a SharePoint Tasks list
Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability
Configure Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward, or from the Finish Date b
Lab : Setting Up a Project

Module 4: Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule
Students practice switching tasks between Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule modes. By switching
Lab : Explore Task Modes

Module 5: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Build and use summary and subordinate tasks
Understand and use milestones
Develop WBS Outlines
Assign completion criteria
Evaluate the WBS
Understand and use WBS templates
Lab : Manipulate a WBS
Lab : Supporting the Project Plan

Module 6: Identifying Task Relationships
Understand the different types of task relationships
Understand and use various methods to create relationships
Determine and display task sequence
Understand and use lag, lead, and delay
Understand the new feature of Task Paths
Lab : Display the sequence

Module 7: Defining Resources within Project
Define resource types
Define individual resources that will be used on the project
Record the cost (s) of using each type of resource
Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and d
Lab : Resource Calendar and Availability

Module 8: Making Work Package Estimates
Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task
Distinguish between task types and describe when each is appropriate
Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration
Describe the way Effort Driven scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration
Assign tasks to resources using the Team Planner view
Lab : Work, Duration and Labor

Module 9: Creating an Initial Schedule
Calculate float and identify a project’s critical path
Understand and identify task constraints
Create milestones
Use the Task Inspector to troubleshoot the initial schedule
Lab : Calculating an Initial schedule

Module 10: Create a Resource Leveled Schedule
Adjust a project schedule to account for limited people and other resources
View the overall cost and schedule of a project
Identify resources that have been overallocated for a project schedule
Use multiple ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove over allocation for any resource
Lab : Resource Leveling

Module 11: Managing the Project
Learn how to set a baseline
Lean how to enter and track project performance data
Learn how to apply different tracking methods
Learn how to perform a variance analysis on a project
Lab : The Baseline
Lab : Baselining & Tracking Performance
Lab : Variance

Module 12: Formatting Output and Printing Reports
Print, Views, Formats, Sorting
Filtering, Grouping, Custom Fields
Reporting and Other File Formats
Lab : Use the Grouping Feature
Lab : Create Reports in Project

Module 13: Managing Multiple Projects
Learn how to use common resources among multiple projects
Learn how to link tasks between multiple projects
Learn how to create a consolidated view of multiple projects
Lab : Identifying Overallocated Resources from a Resource Pool and Consolidated File

Module 14: Advanced Topics
Learn how to customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
Learn how to customize WBS numbering
Learn the concepts of Formulas and Graphical indicators
Learn the purpose of the Global template and Organizer
Learn how to use Task Deadlines
Learn how to record a Macro
Lab : Recording a Macro in Project