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Project Management

Microsoft Project 2016 Workshop

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  • Overview

    In this course, you will learn to create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project Professional 2016, as well as familiarizing you with the advanced features and functions, so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project 2016 environment.
    • Create and define a new project plan.
    • Create and organize tasks.
    • Manage resources in a project plan.
    • Finalize a project plan.
    • Update a project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project.
    • Monitor project progress in the project plan.
    • Adjust the project plan to control constraints.
    • Create project reports to share a project’s status.
    • Customize project settings and share customizations with other projects.
  • Who Should Take This Course


    This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. The course will give the student a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project 2016 necessary to create and save project plans, as well as managing time, tasks and resources.


    To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills, as well as being familiar with using any current Windows® operating system—preferably Windows 10. Finally, you should have competency in using other Microsoft Office applications—preferably Office 2016.

  • Why You Should Take This Course


    Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded 13 PDUs by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Part I:

    Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

    Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts
    Topic B: Navigate the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment

    Lesson 2: Defining a Project

    Topic A: Create a New Project Plan
    Topic B: Define a Project
    Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar

    Lesson 3: Creating and Organizing Tasks

    Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
    Topic B: Import Tasks From Other Programs
    Topic C: Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    Topic D: Define Task Relationships
    Topic E: Schedule Tasks

    Lesson 4: Managing Project Plan Resources

    Topic A: Add Resources to a Project Plan
    Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar
    Topic C: Enter Costs for Resources
    Topic D: Assign Resources to Tasks
    Topic E: Resolve Resource Conflicts

    Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan

    Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan
    Topic B: Set a Baseline
    Topic C: Share a Project Plan

    Part II:

    Lesson 6: Executing a Project

    Topic A: Enter Task Progress
    Topic B: Update Task Progress with SharePoint
    Topic C: Update Work
    Topic D: Update Costs

    Lesson 7: Monitoring Project Progress

    Topic A: View Project Progress
    Topic B: Add Custom Fields
    Topic C: Create Custom Views
    Topic D: Create a Network Diagram
    Topic E: Analyze a Project Plan

    Lesson 8: Controlling a Project Plan

    Topic A: Edit the Task List
    Topic B: Reschedule Tasks
    Topic C: Update a Baseline

    Lesson 9: Reporting on Progress

    Topic A: Format and Share a Chart View
    Topic B: View Existing Reports
    Topic C: Create Custom Reports
    Topic D: Create a Visual Report

    Lesson 10: Customizing the Application

    Topic A: Change Project Options
    Topic B: Create a Project Plan Template
    Topic C: Share Resources
    Topic D: Link Project Plans

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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