Microsoft Project Levels 1 and 2 teaches robust project management tools with the right blend of usability, power, and flexibility, so the user can manage projects more efficiently and effectively.
Stay informed and control project work, schedules, and finances; keep project teams aligned; and be more productive through integration with familiar Microsoft Office system programs, powerful reporting, guided planning, and flexible tools. Learn to better organize projects and people. Discover core tools to manage schedules and resources independently.
- Face-to-face in a lab
- Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2866).
Course Level Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand what is new in Project 2016 and increase productivity
- Prepare a new project plan and set the date and other basic information
- Sequence and assign resources to tasks
- Build and use summary and subordinate tasks including milestones
- Identify critical path tasks and identify schedule float within the project
- View the overall cost and schedule of a project
- Identify resources that are over-allocated for a project schedule
- Export reports in different formats
Topics of Instruction
- Project Basics
- Establishing Resources
- Resource - Task Assignments
- Project Plan: Refining
- Project Information: Sorting, Grouping and Filtering
- Project Plan Formatting - Fundamentals
- Project Information: Printing
- Project Plan Tracking - Fundamentals
- Working with Multiple Projects
- Integrating Microsoft Project with Other Programs
- Fine-Tuning Tasks
- Fine-Tuning Resources
- Project Plan: Optimizing
- Project Plan Formatting - Advanced
- Project Plan Tracking - Advanced
- Resource Pools and Consolidated Projects
- Customizing Microsoft Project
- Online and in class students need access to Microsoft Project 2016 outside lab/class time to work on assignment, projects, or other course work. This software may be downloaded from Microsoft.
- The recommended textbook for this course is: Microsoft Project 2016 Step by Step
- Print textbooks may be purchased from the University of Calgary Bookstore
- Online textbooks may be available from Safari Books Online (requires student registration)
It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.
- This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.
- Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
- Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
- start and run Windows
- use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
- use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
- use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
- understand file management techniques
- navigate between files, folders, or drives