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Microsoft Project 2013/2016

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Microsoft Project 2013/2016

  Course Summary

Become an expert in plan development, assigning resources, budget management, workload analysis using the path breaking software program Microsoft Office Project 2013/2016. Sharpen your project management skills using such brilliant tools.

Experienced instructors will provide 2 days of Classroom Training on Microsoft Project 2013/2016 and a whole year of Microsoft Project Online Training. 15 Modules of MS Project 2013/2016 are covered under this module. Bestcareerleap rewards the students with completion certificates after the conclusion of classroom training.

Module Benefits

  • Firsthand experience on one of the most widely practiced project management tools.
  • In depth knowledge and a firm command over project schedules and finances.
  • Learn, Analyze, Communicate and Present project data.
  • Organize and Compartmentalize work with manpower for scheduled completion of work.
  • Develop your skills to create, edit, revise and modify a project plan.
  • Learn to create reports based on data and measure the status and progress of a project.
  • Integration of MS office with Project 2013/2016 tools.
  • Get a learning certificate of 45 contact hours to keep up your PMP-CCR.

Benefits for the Participants :

The module has been designed such a way that it will help you to bring out the best planner in you. Using the MSP 2013/2016 will enable you to develop yourself as a professional project manager with absolute control over the whole process of the project. It not only helps in personal growth but also will give you that extra professional edge in the real field of work. Every organization values the incomparable skills of an accomplished project manager. This advanced software will give that much needed thrust to you career.

This module will enable the participant to use the program aptly and to best practices. It will also focus on the recent updates of the software and where it differs from the previous one. Through these classes the participants will have a comprehensive knowledge on project planning, project scheduling and creating baseline.

This software will help the participants to have a complete grip over the project. The useful reporting options, templates will help you to arrange an informative project communication platform. Working on multiple projects and EPM will never be a cause of worry if you have a firm understanding of MSP 2013/2016.

  Course Agenda

MS Project-2013/2016 Duration- 2 days

Module 1: Introduction to Mastering Microsoft Project

This module provides an overview of how the features of Project relate to the job of the project manager. Lessons

  • Describe how Project relates to the discipline of Project management.
  • Know the significant new features of Project 2013/2016.
  • Navigate to the primary views available using the Ribbon
  • Choose Views that display task, resource, or assignment information.
  • Select table within views to change the information that is available to see and edit.
  • Relate the features of Project to the 5 steps for building a plan in Project.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Have a fundamental understanding of how Microsoft Project will help them track their projects
  • Understand what is new in Project 2013/2016 and how it will increase their productivity
  • Learn how the ribbon will help them get the most of out of this productivity tool
  • Learn how to quickly changes views and see what is going on with their projects
  • Understand the 5 essential steps in building a successful project plan

Module 2: A Quick and Easy Overview of Managing with Project

This module demonstrates the steps required to create and use Project through the life cycle of a project.

  • Create a new project and prepare it for data entry.
  • Enter project tasks.
  • Sequence the tasks.
  • Define resources.
  • Estimate Task duration and assign resources.
  • Baseline the project.
  • Track project progress.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Prepare a new project plan and set the date and other basic information
  • Enter detailed project information
  • Understand how to sequence tasks
  • Understand and Define resource types
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Understand the benefits of baselining a project or specific tasks
  • Understand the basics of how to track project progress

Module 3: Setting Up a Project

This module explains how to create a new project and establish the basic constraints that Project will use for its calculations.

  • Use multiple methods to create a new project, including opening an Excel file and a SharePoint Tasks list.
  • Establish one or more calendars to constrain resource availability.
  • Configure Project to calculate the schedule from the Start Date forward, or from the Finish Date backward.

Lab : Setting Up a Project

  • Adding Holidays to the company calendar.
  • Making a custom calendar.
  • Setting the Project Start date.
  • Setting of the constraints.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Set up a Project Calendar
  • Make custom calendars
  • Establish the Project Date for the Project
  • Establishing and setting constraints on Project tasks

Module 4: Manually Schedule vs. Auto Schedule

This module explains how to manually schedule project tasks and how to leverage the auto schedule feature.

  • Describe which project functions are turned off for tasks using Manually Schedule mode.
  • Change the task mode from Manually Schedule to Auto Schedule and back.
  • Identify tasks that are in Manually Schedule mode by the task mode column and shape on the Gantt chart.
  • Describe situations that are particularly appropriate for using Manually Schedule.
  • Describe the limitations that a user must be aware of when using Manually Schedule mode.

Lab : Exploring Manually Schedule mode

  • Students practice switching tasks between Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule modes and identify the impact that makes on the project schedule and the individual tasks.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to switch between Manually Schedule and Auto Scheduling.
  • Understand when to use Manually Schedule.
  • Understand the limitations of Manually Scheduling

Module 5: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure

This module explains how to create a useful work breakdown structure and enter it into Project.

  • Build and use summary and subordinate tasks.
  • Understand and use milestones.
  • Develop WBS Outlines.
  • Assign completion criteria.
  • Evaluate the WBS.
  • Understand and use WBS templates.

Lab : Manipulate a WBS

  • Creating notes within tasks.
  • Utilize Outline.
  • WBS Templates.
  • Using a Template.
  • Editing a Template.
  • Creating a Template.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Build and use summary and subordinate tasks
  • Understand and use milestones
  • Develop WBS outlines
  • Assign completion criteria
  • Evaluate the WBS
  • Understand and use WBS templates

Module 6: Identifying Task Relationships

This module explains the rules for establishing dependency links between tasks and presents the features to use Project to establish and display these dependencies.

  • Understand and use the types of task relationships.
  • Understand and use various methods to create relationships.
  • Determine and display task sequence.
  • Understand and use lag, lead, and delay.

Lab : Display the sequence

  • Formatting Network diagram.
  • Modifying dependency lines.
  • Modifying items to be shown on the critical path.

After completing this module, students will be able to: Understand the rules for establishing dependency links between tasks and be able to use Project to establish and display these dependencies.

Participants will be able to use Project to:

  • Understand and use the types of task relationships.
  • Understand and use various methods to create relationships.
  • Determine and display task sequence.
  • Understand how to use Lag, Lead and Delay.

Module 7: Defining resources within Project

This module explains how to enter resources and specific resource information in Microsoft Project and assign resources to specific tasks.

  • Define individual resources that will be used on the project.
  • Record the cost (s) of using each type of resource.
  • Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.

Lab : Resource Calendar and Availability

  • Add holidays to a standard calendar.
  • Applying calendars and analyzing the impact to the project schedule.
  • Applying vacation schedules to the calendar.
  • Replacing resources based upon the resource's calendar.

After completing this module, students will be able to: enter resources and resource related information into Project.

  • Define individual resources that will be used on the project.
  • Record the cost(s) of using each type of resource.
  • Record the limit of availability for each type of resource by establishing a resource calendar and defining the maximum units of that resource.

Module 8: Making Work Package Estimates

This module explains how Microsoft Project calculates task duration, task work (effort) and task resources. Students will be able to choose among three task types as they enter task estimates and they will know which task type is appropriate for the type of estimate they are making.

  • Enter estimates for duration and costs for each task.
  • Distinguish between task types and describe when each is appropriate.
  • Describe the relationship between work, units, and duration.
  • Describe the way Effort Driven scheduling is affected by work, units, and duration.
  • Assign tasks to resources using the Team Planner view.

Lab : Work, Duration and Labor

  • Analyze the impact of duration, work, and labor.
  • Create material resources and assigning cost to the resource.
  • Apply material resource to project and examine the impact to project costs.

After completing this module, students will be able to: enter estimates for duration and costs for each task.

  • Assign values for resources, duration and labor.
  • Understand types.
  • Understand Effort Driven scheduling.
  • Understand material resources and their costs to a project plan.

Module 9: Creating an Initial Schedule

This module explains how Project calculates a schedule based on task relationships and task duration. Students will understand the purpose of identifying critical path tasks and will be able to identify schedule float within the project.

  • Calculate the Schedule: The Theory Behind the Software.
  • Critical Path.
  • Schedule Float.
  • Constraints.
  • Deadlines.
  • Task Relationships and Crashing a Schedule.
  • Milestones.
  • Task Inspector.

Lab : Calculating an Initial schedule

  • Display float for all non-critical tasks.
  • Reviewing the impact to the Project plan.
  • Reviewing changes that can have a positive impact on the project plan.

After completing this module, students will be able to calculate float and identify a project's critical path.

Module 10: Create a Resource Leveled Schedule

This module explains how over-allocated resources create unrealistic schedules and shows methods for rescheduling in order to create a realistic schedule based on resource availability.

  • Project Statistics.
  • Resource Graph and Resource Sheet.
  • Resource Usage View.
  • Resource Allocation.
  • Task Usage View.
  • Realistic Resource Planning.
  • Resource Leveling.
  • Leveling Settings.
  • Leveling Settings Defined - Leveling Calculations.
  • Leveling Settings Defined - Resolving Over-allocations.
  • The Leveling Gantt Demonstrates Results of Leveling.
  • Manual Leveling.

Lab : Resource Leveling

  • Evaluate the project's resource plan using the resource views.
  • Adjusting the schedule manually.
  • Adjust the schedule using the leveling feature.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Adjust a project schedule to account for limited people and other resources.
  • View the overall cost and schedule of a project.
  • Identify resources that are over- allocated for a project schedule.
  • Use multiple ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove over- allocation for any resource.

Module 11: Managing the Project

This module explains how to use Project to control a project. Students will save their plan to a baseline and see how entering actual task performance data enables them to view differences between planned and actual performance. This module has 3 lab exercises to complete.

  • Tracking Field Definitions.
  • Creating the Project Baseline.
  • Displaying the Baseline on a Gantt Chart.
  • The Tracking Gantt.
  • Recording Progress Using % Complete.
  • Updating Task and Resource Status.
  • Recording Progress Using Actual Work.
  • Variance.
  • Percent Complete.
  • Cost.
  • Evaluating and Displaying Variance.
  • Scheduling interruptions.
  • Splitting tasks.
  • Rescheduling Work.

Lab : The Baseline

  • Using Project Statics to see the changes in your project plan.
  • Using the variance tables to understand the changes in your project plan.

Lab : Baselining and Tracking Performance

  • Baseline the project.
  • Entering Actuals.

Lab : Variance

  • Interpreting a variety of variance reports.

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Set a baseline.
  • Enter and manage project performance data.
  • Pick a tracking method.
  • Perform variance analysis.

Module 12: Formatting Output and Printing Reports

This module explains how to format the many views and reports available in Project.

  • Formatting the Timeline
  • Using the Gantt Wizard
  • Visual Reports
  • Standard Reports
  • Custom Reports
  • Editing a Custom Report
  • Reports
  • Grouping, sorting, and filtering
  • Copy Picture to Office Wizard
  • More Formatting for the Gantt Chart
  • Reporting Against Budget
  • Creating a Budget

Lab : Reporting: Grouping

  • Create new fields
  • Create new groups
  • Create new views

Lab : Reporting: Using Standard and Custom reports

  • Using standard reports
  • Create a custom report

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create standardized reports
  • Customize a variety of standard reports
  • Use Visual Reports
  • Export reports to a variety of formats

Module 13: Managing Multiple Projects

This module explains how to view many projects as parts of one very large project in order to gain new views on resource availability and task relationships among projects.

  • Integrating Multiple Projects
  • Consolidating Project Files
  • Resource Pools
  • Summary

Lab : Consolidation of Shared Resources

  • Leveraging shared resources across multiple projects

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use common resources among multiple projects
  • Link tasks between projects
  • Create a consolidated view of multiple projects

Module 14: Advanced Topics

This module explains how to leverage some of the advanced features of Project.

  • Customizing WBS Prefix
  • Applying Grouping and Grouping customized Fields
  • Applying Filtering functions
  • Leveraging Global Templates
  • Identify resource delay within a Task
  • Applying Deadlines to a project

Lab : Grouping

  • Grouping

After completing this module, students will be able to take advantage of the advanced features of Project.

Module 15: Summary

This module provides an overview of the topics presented in the course.


A 'Participation Certificate' will be presented by Bestcareerleap to each of the participants after successful completion of 2 days training program.

To obtain 45 PDUs certificate:

  • Training:Completion of 2 days of classroom training.
  • Online Study:Completion of 29 hours of Bestcareerleap online study with LMS tool.
  Our Services

MS Project 2013/2016-blended learning 2 days classroom training by MSP professionals and 365 days of online training on time tracking tool.

Bestcareerleap delivers Focused, Relevant, Cost-Effective and customized Microsoft Project training and MS project related project services to assist our clients develop detailed schedules which meet their specific business goals.

Our Microsoft Project training services glorify your MS projects, your methodology and your people. Our objective is to train all the participants to use MSP tools effectively in achieving business goals and solve all your queries with reference to MSP.

You can also get your query solved by online chat support.

Training Assessment-

  • 15 modules on MS Project 2013/2016
  • World renowned e-learning content for self-paced follow up study
  • Case study for extensive practice
  • Detailed analysis of every module
  • Get module completion certificate after completing the module
  • All of Bestcareerleap offers courses in project management tools and techniques.
  Can I Attend?

Any Individual who uses Microsoft tools for routine work, business and services can opt for the course.

It facilities to apply Microsoft skills in the projects and management reporting.

All project managers, project leaders, analysts, Quality Check analyst, IT managers, and project directors in all the industries including:

  • IT
  • Banking and Finance
  • Telecommunication
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing and others

This course is intended for, both novice and experienced Project Team member, Project Managers, Project Leads, Test Leads, QA Engineers, Quality Heads, Testing Engineers, Systems Analysts, Project Managers, Architects, Program Managers, Pre-sales, Account Managers and schedulers. These individuals are involved in or responsible for scheduling, estimating, coordinating, controlling, budgeting, and staffing of projects and supporting other users of Microsoft Project. A familiarity with key project management concepts and terminology is recommended as well as basic Windows navigation skills.

MSP training will help to enhance skills and to gain knowledge on current management tool and learn Microsoft skills.


Mubashir Sheikh

Mubashir SheikhMubashir Sheikh has been managing a wide range of projects and teaching (coaching & training) for a few fine institutes in diverse industry verticals both in public and Private sectors for almost 15 years. This experience is reflected in his sound judgement, project management, and analysis skills. He is one of the early recipients of certified business analysis professional (CBAP) designation in Alberta, and also a proud facilitator of the Edmonton's chapter's CBAP study group sessions at the University of Alberta downtown campus. He is working as a Project Manager with MacEwan University where he gained valuable experience as he helped implement ERP System (PeopleSoft) with IBM as implementation partner. Prior to that, he provided his consultancy services to Alberta Energy Board in Calgary for major strategic initiative of the organization. Depth and breadth of this experience made him capable of adding value to any role that he undertakes. He thrives under pressure while keeping a positive 'can do' attitude. He holds Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and is ITIL v3.0 Foundation Certified. He is proud on his recent designation of Risk Management Professional by PMI. His public speaking highlights include presentation to the executives at the City of Edmonton. He delivered a presentation at the Technocon conference held at the University of Alberta. He also presented at the Edmonton CIPS ICE conference. Specialties: Project Management, Practice Management, Strategic Planning, IT Governance, Policy and Standards Development, Business Analysis & Modeling, Enterprise Architecture, ITIL v3, Cobit 4.1, Functional Architecture, Process Analysis & Process Reengineering; Facilitation, Coaching, Negotiation, Personnel Management and Team Building skills.

Dr. Bill Warner

Bill WarnerDr. Bill Warner, Project Management Professional, has over 30 years' experience as an international project management consultant and trainer. During this time, he has led successful projects in e-business/e-commerce, television, health care, financial institutions, and information technology. His specialties include business analysis, quality management, project management, change management, and management information systems. As a professor, he has taught MBA and MSPM courses in the U.S., Canada, Greece, and China over the past 13 years. He earned a Ph.D. and two masters degrees. Bill has served the Project Management Institute as Region 1 Mentor, President of the Canadian West Coast Chapter, Vice-President of the Minnesota Chapter, and Vice-President of the Bellingham Chapter. As an American Society for Quality certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence, he has conducted a variety of workshops in North America. His passion is preparing certification participants to successfully pass the Project Management Professional examination and the Six Sigma examination. Throughout his teaching/training he receives the highest ranking for his communication skills, wide expertise and mentoring.

Asad Kazim

Asad KazimAsad Kazim's 35 years of real world experience includes Aeronautical Engineering , Telecommunications, Banking and IT sectors. As a seasoned trainer his forte lies in conducting successful workshops in areas of Project Management, Six Sigma, Lean and ITIL methodologies. Apart from being an Aeronautical Engineer he holds 3 Masters Degrees including an MBA and MSc Electronics from University of Southampton UK. He also holds credentials of PMP (Project Management Professional) / PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute- Agile Certified Practitioner) / CSSGB (Certified Six Sigma Green Belt) / CSSBB (Certified Six Sigma Black Belt) / MBB ( Master Black Belt ) / LMC (Lean Management Certified) / ITIL v3 Foundation certified. Asad likes to passionately share his vast experience & knowledge and thus has been on the radio and television talks to dilate on matters of professional interest. Recently he had the honor to be a select speaker at this year's Annual symposium of PMI-CTT Chapter held at Waterloo, where he gave a presentation on the challenging topic of 'Application of Lean and Six Sigma concepts in Project Management Methodology'. Asad's exceptional acumen for teaching / mentoring can be ratified from the amazing success track record of his students. He lives in Toronto and heads his own consulting and training organization CONSAK Inc.

Allan M Lee

Allan M Lee Allan has since carved a niche in Risk Management, Business Continuity and Strategic Business Transformation.In his career spanning over 30 years Allan has worked at both strategic and operational levels, on major transformation programs and projects in the areas of Business Process Transformation, Risk Management & Business Continuity for a variety of Fortune 500 Supply Chain and Shared Service organizations. His international multi industry experience includes manufacturing, banking, mining, oil & gas and transshipment port services. Allan has a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and is a certified Risk Practitioner, A corporate strategist, Allan has a knack in turning around organizations and returning them to profitability and improving process efficiency. He is business focused, has a keen eye in integrating processes, people, and systems to enable optimum benefits and has the useful ability of being able to turn abstract concept ideas into a reality.


Mark-Calvin-Rittmayer Mark has Strong in relationship development / channels 7+ years at PWC with revenue and team responsibilities at partner level.Global team lead - finance focused most recent 7+ years, Technology skills 5+ Years with IBM Delivering Finance Implementations, M&A Project Delivery in Asia $1B+, Due diligence and integration delivery on acquisition targets, Strong Finance Transformation skills, WM Financial Systems / Products - Portal to increase market share for largest life insurer in Asia. CIB insurance regulator Hong Kong license approvals, Hyperion Consolidation PMO and Project lead, PM skills as required - Integration expert, Delivery Expert - SAP / Subject matter expert, Internal Audit / SOX - strategy, leadership, execution and board level presentation and reporting, Financial reporting including local country, consolidation and SEC delivery and controls, IFRS - PRC/HKG GAAP (new and old) - Blueprint for convergence, Asia Financial Services Systems consulting - Platform and Portal - Global / Regional go-lives, Data Center and Cloud services consulting, Including Security and Infinity Services, Legacy transformation projects to Open source.

Diana Dillman

Diana Dillman Diana Dillman, PMP is an energetic and talented professional who brings together technical savvy and extensive Project and Program Management experience. She leads global IT and telecommunications projects and programs including software development, enterprise software implementation, network build and related construction. She employs Agile and more traditional methods in full life cycle management. She adeptly leads cross-functional, multi-cultural, and international teams. A long time member of the Project Management Institute, she is PMP certified and has studied business administration, computer science, electrical engineering and project management. She works with both commercial and government organizations. She is known as a skilled communicator, mentor and trainer. Diana is based in Vancouver, BC.

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