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Microsoft Project 2016/2019: Digging Deeper

Course description


This Intermediate 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.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Microsoft Project class:

         Basic Microsoft Project skills including high comfort level navigating the program.

Prerequisite Courses

Courses that can help you meet these prerequisites:

         Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016: Getting Started


1.   Learn to work with the advanced formatting features of the Gantt chart and network diagrams.

2.   Learn to create master projects and subprojects in Project 2016.

3.   Learn to create customized project reports.

4.   Learn to work with resource pools.

5.   Learn about costing.


1.   Starting a Project from an Existing Project, Excel Workbook, or SharePoint Task List

1.   Starting a Project

1.   Reviewing the Options

2.   Changing Save Options

3.   Time Conversion

4.   Creating Projects

5.   Create a New Project from an Existing Project File

2.   Advanced Methods for Managing Tasks and Resources

1.   Manage Tasks and Resources

1.   Working with Task Dependencies

2.   Task Dependency

2.   Understanding Elapsed versus Actual Time Settings

3.   Setting Task Constraints

1.   Creating Task Constraints

4.   Splitting and Delaying Tasks

1.   Splitting a Task: Using the Gantt Chart View

2.   Delaying a Task: Using a Gantt Chart View

5.   Using the Task Inspector

6.   Analyzing Critical Tasks and the Critical Path

1.   Analyze Critical Tasks: Using the Gantt Chart View

7.   Using Lag Time and Lead Time

1.   Setting Lag and Lead Time

8.   Analyzing Task Assignments

1.   Viewing Task Assignments: Using the Task Usage View

9.   Using the Team Planner

1.   Formatting the Team Planner

10.     Using a Resource Pool and Sharing Resources

1.   Sharing a Resource Pool

11.     Managing Resource Availability and Pay Rates

3.   Managing the Project with Advanced Techniques

1.   Using Leveling to Solve Resource Overallocations

2.   Chart View

3.   Amending Tasks

4.   Understanding Baseline and Interim Plans

1.   Setting Additional Baselines

5.   Analyzing Project Costs and Creating Budgets

4.   Formatting and Customizing Views

1.   Customizing the Gantt Chart

2.   Creating a Custom View

3.   Applying Filters

4.   Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes

5.   Reporting

1.   Creating Visual Reports

2.   Editing Reports

6.   Working with Templates

1.   Using Subproject within a Project

2.   Using the Organizer to Maintain Templates


Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students. The course topics and order of presentation may be modified based upon the needs of each individual class.