Microsoft Project 2013/2016

This course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft Project 2016.

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Area of Learning — Microsoft Project 2013/2016

General Description

The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient for the learner to be able to use Microsoft Project 2016 to create a new project, enter and work with tasks and resources, create a schedule, and print effective project information.

Prerequisites

It would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment. Some knowledge of working with files and folders on a computer are necessary.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • start Microsoft Project and identify how it works
  • explain some of the key concepts associated with project management
  • create a new project file in Project
  • enter tasks into a project file
  • create relationships between tasks in a project
  • add resources, including labour, materials and equipment to a project
  • understand and use resource assignment calculations
  • assign resources to tasks using a number of different methods
  • print various aspects of a project
  • obtain help for Project whenever you need it
  • use various techniques for levelling over allocation of resources
  • assign material resources in a project
  • assign and track costs within a project
  • apply constraints and deadlines to tasks in a project
  • track the progress of a project
  • work more productively with project views
  • work with tables in Project
  • work with some of the features that allow you to control your data
  • format projects to make them more appealing and relevant
  • print data from Gantt Charts in a variety of ways and presentations

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