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Microsoft Project is one of the most popular scheduling and project management programs on the market.

This course covers the basics of using Microsoft Project 2016 and how to set up a simple project, including how to configure the project calendar, tasks, resources, and more.

You may also be interested in our Microsoft Project 2016 – Part 2 course which covers advanced features including task management, timelines, earned value calculation, custom reports, and custom views.

After completion of this course you may also be interested in our Agile Project Management Foundation and PRINCE2 Foundation courses.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • Starting a Microsoft Project
  • Adding Tasks and Resources to a Project
  • Working with Project Tasks
  • Delivering a Project Plan
  • Customising the Microsoft Project 2016 Interface
  • Working with Project Calendars
  • Working with Project Resources
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience

Skills Gained

At the completion of this course you should be comfortable with:

  • creating a basic project
  • adding tasks to a project
  • adding resources to a project
  • customised calendar
  • customised views

Key Topics

Lesson 1: Starting a Microsoft Project

TOPIC A: Project Management 101

  • Projects
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Processes
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Triple Constraint
  • Project Sponsors and Stakeholders

TOPIC B: Navigate and Customise the Microsoft Project 2016 Interface

  • The Start Screen
  • Methods for Creating New Projects
  • Gantt Chart View
  • The View Bar
  • The Microsoft Project Interface
  • The Ribbon Interface
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • The Status Bar
  • The Timeline
  • Getting Help with Tell Me

TOPIC C: Add Tasks to a Project

  • Project Tasks
  • Manually Scheduled vs. Auto Scheduled Tasks
  • Task Information Dialog Box
  • Task Durations
  • Task Links
  • Inactivating Tasks

TOPIC D: Add Resources to a Project

  • Project Resources
  • Resource Sheet View
  • Resource Information Dialog Box
  • Types of Resources
  • Resource Pools

TOPIC E: Save a Project

  • Places to Save Projects
  • Save Options

Lesson 2: Working with Project Calendars

TOPIC A: Manage Project Time Frames

  • The Project Information Dialog Box
  • Project Start and Finish Dates
  • Current Date
  • Base Calendars

TOPIC B: Change Working Time

  • The Change Working Time Dialog Box
  • The Legend
  • Working vs. Nonworking Times
  • Exceptions
  • Exception Recurrence

Lesson 3: Working with Project Tasks

TOPIC A: Manage Project Tasks

  • Task Information Dialog Box
  • General Task Information
  • Task Predecessors
  • Resources to Accomplish Tasks
  • Advanced Task Information
  • Task Constraints
  • Task Notes

TOPIC B: Add Summary Tasks and Milestones

  • Summary Tasks and Subtasks
  • Project Summary Task
  • Outline Numbers
  • Task Milestones

Lesson 4: Working with Project Resources

TOPIC A: Manage Project Resources

  • Resource Information Dialog Box
  • General Resource Information
  • Resource Costs
  • Resource Notes

TOPIC B: Allocate and Level Work Resources

  • Team Planner
  • Managing Unassigned Tasks
  • Resource Allocation and OverAllocation
  • Levelling Resources
  • Changing and Removing Assigned Resources
  • Replacing Resources

Lesson 5: Delivering a Project Plan

TOPIC A: Print Project Views

  • Prepare a View for Printing
  • Printing Options

TOPIC B: Share Projects

  • Share Category of Backstage View
  • Sync with SharePoint
  • Emailing a Project

TOPIC C: Export Projects

  • Export Category of Backstage View
  • Exporting Options

Target Audience

This course is designed for people who need to know how to use Microsoft Project 2016 to manage projects and all elements such as tasks, resources, and costs, associated with projects.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for your organisation. For more information, please call us at +632 8244 2098 or email [email protected]


This course assumes the user understands the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Students should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Understanding and experience with printing and using a web browser is an asset, but not required. No previous experience with other versions of Microsoft Project is necessary.

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August 5 2021 - August 5 2021

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