Microsoft Project 2013/2016 Training

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. optimalskill 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.

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Course Agenda

MS Project-2013/2016 Duration- 16hrs

Day 01

The New features of MS project 2016

  • Fluent UI.
  • Backstage view.
  • Team Planner.
  • Synchronization with SharePoint lists.
  • Manual scheduling.
  • Placeholder tasks.
  • Inactive tasks.
  • Top-down summary.
  • Compare projects.
  • Multiple Timelines.
  • Enhanced copy and paste.
  • Excel-like features.
  • Find commonly used commands quickly.
  • The Resource Manager Views.

Introduction to Microsoft Project

  • Introduction to the various tool bars and their use.
  • Create New Project.
  • Set Non-Working Days.
  • Set Project Options.
  • Introduction to MS Project Completed.

Defining Tasks

  • Creating Work Breakdown structures.
  • Setting Up a Task.
  • Setup a recurring Task.
  • Importing Tasks.
  • Insert and Delete Tasks.
  • Enter repeating information in multiple tasks at once.
  • Enter Task Notes.
  • Link URL to a task.
  • Estimate Duration.
  • Set Elapsed Time.
  • Define Summary Task.
  • Indenting and Out denting tasks to n levels under Summary task.
  • Setting up Using Milestones / why milestones are useful.
  • Organizing Phases.
  • Define Task Relationship.
  • Linking Tasks.
  • Lag and Lead Time.

Defining Resources

  • Setting Up People.
  • Adjusting Availability.
  • Setting Up Equipment.
  • Setting Up Material.
  • Entering Pay Rates.
  • Assigning a Resource to a Task.
  • Adjusting individual Resources.
  • Assigning Resources.
  • Viewing Over allocations.
  • Resolve Over allocations.
  • Assigning Material Resources.
  • Setting Constraints.
  • The Critical Path.
  • Change Calendar for Tasks.
  • Delete a Calendar.
  • Change Timeline.

Setting Base line and Tracking Project Progress - I

  • Linking Summary Tasks.
  • Importance of linking Summary Task.
  • Saving a Baseline.
  • Tracking Project Schedule.
  • Entering a Completion Percentage.
  • Entering Actual Completion Values.
  • Updating the Baseline.
  • Switching Baselines.
  • Check Project Duration.
  • Interrupting Work (Split Task).

Day 02

Setting Base line and Tracking Project Progress - II

  • Changing Task Types.
  • Entering Deadlines.
  • Entering Fixed Costs.
  • Compare progress in the Tracking Gantt against baseline.

Formatting Project Details

  • Sorting Project Details.
  • Grouping Project Details.
  • Filtering Project Details.
  • Customizing Tables.
  • Customizing Views.

Working with Multiple Projects

  • Sharing Resources across Projects.
  • Setting up resource pool in a pool file.
  • Picking up resources in multiple projects from the pool file.

Practice Project

  • Practice Project.

Printing & Viewing

  • Project Views.
  • Generating Reports.
  • Printing Views.
  • Printing Reports.
  • Visual Reports.
  • customized Reports.
  • Print Page Setup from the print preview option.
  • Show View Bar.
  • View Calendar.
  • View Gantt Chart.
  • View Network Diagram.
  • View Task Usage.
  • View Tracking Gantt.
  • View Resource Sheet.
  • View Resource Usage.
  • View Hide Task Outline Numbers.
  • Insert (View) Hide Various Information Columns.
  • Expand Contract the timeline view on the right.
  • View More Views..
  • Highlight specific data.

customized Reports

  • customized Task Report.
  • customized Resource Report.
  • customized Calendar Monthly Report.
  • customized Crosstab Report.


A 'Participation Certificate' will be presented by optimalskill 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 optimalskill 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.

optimalskill 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 optimalskill 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.

Faculty Details

Dr. Bill Warner

FacultDr. 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

FacultAsad 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

Facult 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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