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Project Orange Belt 2016 - Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft® Project 2016 Workshop

Project Orange Belt 2016 - Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft® Project 2016 Workshop

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Prerequisites

A familiarity with key project management concepts and terminology is recommended, as well as basic Windows navigation skills and prior experience managing projects using Microsoft® Project. It is recommended that you attend Project White Belt® 2016 first.

Course Level

Intermediate

Description

This workshop gives participants a full insight into creating effective schedules using Microsoft® Project 2016, allowing you to estimate, coordinate, budget, staff, and control projects and support other users. This workshop is kept up to date with the framework of knowledge outlined by the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide and the Practice Standard for Scheduling.

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Who Should Attend
  • Project managers and schedulers 
  • Individuals who would like to learn more about the dynamic scheduling process using Microsoft® Project
  • Individuals in a project management career path who need to sharpen their skills in scheduling
  • Users of past versions of Microsoft® Project who want to get up to speed with the new features of Project 2016
Performance Focus
  • Equipping you with the necessary understanding of the tools and concepts of a PM methodology
  • Leveraging Microsoft® Project to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects
  • Preparing you for IIL’s Project Orange Belt certification exam
What You Will Learn

You’ll learn how to:

  • Understand what’s new in Project 2016
  • Explain where Project 2016 fits in the Microsoft® EPM solution
  • Initialize Project 2016 to start project planning
  • Create a well-formed project schedule
  • Understand task types and the schedule formula
  • Assign resources and costs to tasks
  • Analyze resource utilization and optimize the schedule
  • Set a baseline and track progress
  • Create and manage project reports
  • Customize views and fields
  • Apply Earned Value Management
  • Understand the basics of managing multiple projects
Course Overview

Getting Started

  • Introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives

Enterprise Project Management Concepts and Framework

Getting Started with Project 2016

  • Project 2016: What’s New and General Overview
  • Setting Up a New Project Schedule (templates, options, save, etc.)
  • Setting the Project Calendar

Entering Tasks

  • The Planning Processes
  • Importing Tasks (Word, Excel, SharePoint)
  • Synchronizing with SharePoint Tasks List
  • Creating and managing the WBS (include tasks, manually scheduled tasks, summary tasks and milestones, as well as custom WBS coding)

Entering Estimates

  • Tendencies in Estimating
  • The Rolling Wave Approach
  • Entering Duration and Work Estimates
  • Types of Tasks

Entering Dependencies

  • The Principle of Dynamic Scheduling
  • Choosing the Right Type of Dependency 
  • Entering Dependencies in Project 2016
  • Different Applications of Dependencies

Entering Deadlines, Constraints, and Task Calendars

  • Use of Deadlines and Constraints
  • Entering Deadlines and Constraints in Project 2016

Entering Resources and Costs

  • Types of Resources
  • Entering Resources in Project 2016
  • Calendars and Resources
  • Entering Costs in Project 2016

Entering Assignments

  • Assignments in a Schedule
  • Assignments and Task Types
  • Entering Assignments in Project 2016
  • Assignments, Budgets, and Costs

Optimizing the Schedule

  • The Critical Path Method and the Resource Critical Path
  • Resource Leveling
  • Optimizing Time, Cost, and Resources in Project 2016

Updating the Schedule

  • The Baseline
  • Updating Strategies and Situations
  • Prepare the Status and Forecast Report in Project 2016

Reporting

  • Using Reports
  • Using Visual Reports
  • Formatting and Printing in Project 2016
  • Customizing Fields in Project 2016

Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Overview of EVM
  • Applying EVM with Project 2016

Evaluating the Project

  • Evaluating the Project Performance
  • Project Benefits and Results
  • Templates for Future Projects

Summary

  • Tools and Checklist
  • Best Practices Checklist

Consolidated Schedules

  • Creating Consolidated Schedules 
  • Using a Resource Pool
  • Links across Projects
  • Solving common problems
  • Analyzing the Critical Path across Projects

Course Summary and Next Steps

Other Information

This course contains multiple hands-on exercises and labs where you will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft® Project Standard 2016, Project Professional 2016, or Project Pro for Office 365 desktop with the latest service packs. You may obtain a trial version of this software from www.microsoft.com/project. This course is also available for Microsoft® Project 2013.

Certification Qualifications

IIL Certification: Candidates for IIL's Project Orange Belt certification must attend the program and achieve a passing score (70% or higher) on a 45-question, multiple-choice exam. Participants who conclude the program will be enrolled to complete the exam online.

Microsoft® Certification: Not available for this version. Attendees in this class may choose as an alternative for the Microsoft® Specialist certification: Managing Projects with Microsoft® Project 2013. Candidates must enroll in an authorized center and achieve a passing score (70% or higher) on Exam 74-343 (54-question, multiple-choice). For more information, visit: www.microsoft.com/learning

IIL courses in Microsoft® Project also qualify for the required education hours for the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® certifications. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Continue growing your capabilities with Microsoft® Technologies with managing projects within Project Server 2016 and Project Online with:

  • Project Blue Belt® 2016 

 

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