About this course

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.

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.

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

Module 2: Advanced Methods for Managing Tasks and Resources

This module explains how to use advanced methods for managing tasks and resources.

  • 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: 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

Module 3: Managing the Project with Advanced Techniques

This module explains how to manage projects with advanced techniques in Microsoft Project 2016.

  • Using Leveling to Solve Resource Overallocations
  • Amending Tasks
  • Understanding Baseline and Interim Plans
  • Analyzing Project Costs and Creating Budgets

Lab: Managing the Project with Advanced Techniques

  • Using Leveling to Solve Resource Overallocations: Using the Gantt
  • To Amend Tasks
  • Setting Additional Baselines
  • Creating Budgets

Module 4: Formatting and Customizing Views

This module explains how to format and customize views.

  • Customize the Gantt Chart
  • Creating a Custom View
  • Applying Filters
  • Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes

Lab: Formatting and Customizing Views

  • Customizing the Gantt Chart Using Gantt Chart View
  • Creating a Custom View
  • Applying Filters
  • Using Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Codes

Module 5: Reporting

This module explains how to use reporting in Microsoft Project 2016.

  • Creating Visual Reports
  • Editing Reports

Lab: Reporting

  • Creating Visual Reports
  • Editing a Report

Module 6: Working with Templates

This module explains how to work with templates in Microsoft Project 2016.

  • Using Subproject within a Project
  • Using the Organizer to Maintain Templates

Lab: Working with Templates

  • Using Subprojects within a Project
  • Using the Organizer