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Instructingcom, LLC #4082
Mastering Microsoft Project 2016; Activity ID MSPRO2016
6 PDU hours
Effective project managers know that project management is about getting things done. No piece of software can replace the project manager, but Microsoft Project 2016 assists the project manager in effective management of the project endeavors.
In this course you will:
Explore Microsoft Project 2016
Build a new project from scratch
Open new Microsoft Project templates
Manage and control project resources
Create Gantt charts, project network diagrams, views, reports, and much, much more
Project management is the orchestration of the correct processes at the correct time to achieved the desired result while balancing time, cost, scope, quality, and risk. In this course you will learn how Microsoft Project 2016 can help you be a better project manager.
This course is a hands-on course; you can watch the exercises, pause the videos, and learn Microsoft Project 2016 by experiencing Microsoft Project 2016. All of the files that I use in the lectures are included as resources for you to follow along and experiment with throughout the course – and after the course.
My company, Instructingcom, LLC, is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider (PMI REP #4082) and this course qualifies for 6 Professional Development Units for certification maintenance.
Let’s get started today learning all that you can, all that you need to, about Microsoft Project 2016.
What are the requirements?
Participants should download MS Project 2016 prior to starting the course
Participants should have a good foundation in project management
What am I going to get from this course?
Navigate Microsoft Project 2016
Create a Microsoft Project plan
Utilize Gantt charts, views, and tables
Manage resources for ultimate project effectiveness
Track project and task progress through the project
Establish baselines and identify variances
Communicate project status with reports
Create custom reports
Print out project details for analysis and communication
Ramp-up on Microsoft Project 2016
What is the target audience?
Ideal for project managers currently using MS Project
Solid foundation for people new to Microsoft Project
Project managers who want to quickly grasp MS Project
PMP candidates seeking Professional Development Units (PDUs)
|Section 1: Microsoft Project 2016: Building the Foundation|
MIcrosoft Project 2016: Course Overview
Microsoft Project and Project Management
Download Microsoft Project 2016
Touring Microsoft Project 2016
Visiting the Backstage
Accessing Microsoft Project 2016 Project Information
Microsoft Project 2016: Course Foundation Summary
|Section 2: Building a Microsoft Project 2016 Project Plan|
Planning with Microsoft Project 2016
Working With Project Templates
Examining a Populated Project
Adding Tasks in Microsoft Project 2016
Creating Summary Tasks for Planning
Adding Subtasks in Microsoft Project 2016
Setting the Project Start Date
Creating Calendar Exceptions
Wrapping Project Planning
|Section 3: Configuring Your Microsoft Project 2016 Plan|
Defining Project Management
Setting the Working Hours for a Project
Establishing Milestones in Microsoft Project 2016
Configuring Microsoft Project 2016 Units of Measurement
Establishing Relationships Among Activities
Linking Tasks in Microsoft Project 2016
Deeper Dive: Linking Non-Contiguous Tasks
Multiple Methods for Linking Tasks
Microsoft Project 2016: Unlinking Tasks
Summary: Linking Summary Tasks
|Section 4: Managing Project Resources in Microsoft Project 2016|
Managing and Leading Project Resources
Microsoft Project 2017: Auto and Manual Schedule
Adding Notes on Activities for Resources
Microsoft Project 2016: How to Add Resources
Editing Resources in Microsoft Project 2016
Creating a Resource Exception for Project Planning
Adding Cost and Materials Resources for Microsoft Project 2016
Microsoft Project 2016: How to Assign Resources to Tasks
Assigning Materials and Cost Resources to Activities
Tracking Resource Utilization
Defining Effort-Driven Activities and Project Resources
Summation of Managing Project Resources
|Section 5: Microsoft Project 2016: Accessing Project Views|
Section Overview: Working With Microsoft Project 2016 Views
Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2016 Views
Formatting the Gantt Chart in Microsoft Project 2016
Deeper Dive: Formatting in Microsoft Project 2016
Working With Tables and Split Views in Microsoft Project 2016
Microsoft Project 2016: Adding Objects to the Gantt Chart
Microsoft Project 2016: Customizing the Project Timeline View
Deeper Dive: Working with the Project Timeline
Summary of Project Views in Microsoft Project 2016
|Section 6: Microsoft Project 2016: Establishing Project Baselines for Performance|
Section Overview: Preparing to Measure Project Performance
Set a Project Baseline in Microsoft Project 2016
Monitoring and Controlling the Project: Updating Task Completion
Tracking Activity Completion
Comparing Planned Duration to Actual Duration
Utilizing the Task Path in Microsoft Project 2016
Microsoft Project 2016: Managing A Task Constraint
Splitting a Task in Microsoft Project 2016
Creating Special Calendars in Microsoft Project 2016
Removing Calendars Through the Organizer
Section Wrap: Using Project Baselines to Measure Performance
|Section 7: Perfecting the Microsoft Project 2016 Project Plan|
Microsoft Project 2016: Planning and Controlling
Setting a Deadline
Microsoft Project 2016: Working with Fixed Costs
Creating a Recurring Task in Microsoft Project 2016
Viewing the Critical Path
Microsoft Project 2016: Working with Summary Task Durations
Editing Resource Capacity Project Control
Managing Overallocated Resources with Microsoft Project 2016
Working with the Leveling Gantt
Section Wrap: Planning and Controlling the Project
|Section 8: Customizing Project Resources in Microsoft Project 2016|
Microsoft Project 2016: Managing Resources
Assigning Variable Rates for Project Resources
Configuring a Variable Pay Structure in Microsoft Project 2016
Creating Staggered Start Dates for Resources
Creating a Work Contour
Assigning a Cost Rate Table in Microsoft Project 2016
Reviewing Resource Assignments and Capacity
Marking a Task Inactive in Microsoft Project 2016
Filtering Resource Costs
Section Wrap: Planning and Fine Tuning Tasks and Resources
|Section 9: Leveraging Microsoft Project 2016 to Communicate Effectively|
Microsoft Project 2016: Managing Communication Tools
Tracking Actual Work Information
Working with the Tracking Gantt
Starting a Project Report
Editing and Customizing a Report in Microsoft Project 2016
Microsoft Project 2016: Creating a Custom Report
Preparing to Print in Microsoft Project 2016
Creating a Custom View and Printing
Section Wrap: Reporting and Printing in Microsoft Project 2016
Course Wrap: Review and Conclusion
Course Certificate of Completion
Joseph Phillips, PMP, PMI-ACP, Project+, Certified Technical Trainer
About Joseph Phillips
Motivated, personable business professional with more than 15 years’ experience as a project management consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, and technical writer. Extensive experience as a project manager, management consultant, organizational change management consultant, organizational process analyst, and technical implementations. Well-versed in project management methodologies, process engineering, organizational change management, risk management, project planning, team building, communication, and technical implementations of organizational change, software projects, network operating systems, and web development projects.
Project management certifications include the Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI-Agile Certified Practioner, and the Project+ Professional designation.
PMBOK Guide methodologies
Leadership and coaching
Project management consultant for project management office implementation, organizational change management, process configuration mapping, workflow analysis, and project management information system selection and deployment.
IT project manager for technology upgrades, server conversions, network topology and design, and technical projects in the legal, healthcare, architectural, and engineering disciplines.
Project management consultant for a hospital project to establish protocols and procedures for non-English speaking patients in consideration of security, health, and privacy requirements.
Project management consultant for several initiatives, including software deployment, network operating systems, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server Operating Systems, and others.
Consulted as a project manager for new business startups, hospitals, architectural firms, and manufacturers.
Created, designed, and led seminars on project management, PMP certification, IT project management, risk management, scheduling, Microsoft Project, technical writing, and goal achievement.
Designed web-based training with Articulate Studio, developed course materials, and led both public and private seminars, lectures, and speeches for organizations.
Taught college-level courses and corporate educational seminars on project management, program management, writing, business analysis, Microsoft products, workflow, process engineering, and related topics.
Produced course materials for custom seminars; courses include workbooks with exercises and quizzes, instructor materials, and slide decks.
Have completed hundreds of writing assignments for Pearson Education, CIO Magazine, MCP Magazine, Bedrock Learning, UCertify, and others.
Co-authored more than 30 books on technology, Microsoft products, and networking for MacMillan Press and Pearson Education.
Authored several books on project management, business analysis, and technical training for McGraw-Hill and the American Management Association Press.
2000 to Present
Written, co-authored, or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology, careers, project management, and goal setting for MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and AMA Press.
Recent publications include:
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071626735 CAPM/PMP All-in-One Exam Guide
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071632999 PMP Project Management Lab Book
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071744266 The Certified Technical Trainer All-in-One Exam Guide
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 978-0071771160 IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish
McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 0071700439 Project Management for Small Business American Management Association Press;ISBN: 978-0814417676 The Lifelong Project
Amazon CreateSpace Publishers;
ISBN: 0615337546 Software Project Management for DummiesFor Dummies, PublisherISBN: 978-0471749349 Vampire Management: Why Your Job Sucks
Amazon CreateSpace Publishers;
Education and certifications
Columbia College Chicago, 1995
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Comptia Project+ Professional
Comptia A+ Professional
Comptia Network+ Professional
Comptia Certified Technical Trainer+ Professional
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Microsoft Certified Trainer