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

This version of Microsoft Project will look and feel familiar to you if you’ve used Microsoft Project 2013 or even Microsoft Project 2010. However, there are some new features to look forward to, such as multiple timelines, improved resource scheduling, and Tell Me, the new natural-language help feature.

This course is intended to help all users get up to speed with Microsoft Project’s advanced features, including task management, timelines, earned value calculation, custom reports, and custom views.

You may also be interested in our Microsoft Project 2016 – Part 1 course which covers setting up a simple project, configuring the project calendar, tasks, resources, and more.

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

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • Managing the Microsoft Project Environment
  • Baselining a Project
  • Managing Task Structures
  • Network Diagrams
  • Using Lag and Lead
  • Generating Project Views
  • Producing Project Reports
  • Visual Reports
  • Linking Projects
  • Using Resource Pools
  • Custom Fields
  • Task Lists
  • Critical Path
  • Analysing Earned Value
  • Custom Views and Timeline Views
  • Custom Reports
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience

Skills Gained

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

  • managing the Microsoft Project environment
  • working within task structures
  • generating views
  • creating reports

Key Topics

Lesson 1: Managing the Microsoft Project Environment

TOPIC A: Link Projects

  • Linked Projects
  • Master Projects and Subprojects
  • Insert Subproject Options
  • Dependencies
  • Task Links Between Projects

TOPIC B: Create and Use Resource Pools

  • Starting a Resource Pool
  • Linking a Project to the Pool
  • Creating a Resource Pool from Multiple Projects
  • Unlinking a Project from a Resource Pool
  • Updating a Resource Pool
  • Viewing Resource Availability Across Projects

TOPIC C: Baseline a Project

  • Baselines
  • Setting a Baseline
  • Updating a Baseline
  • Clearing a Baseline
  • Viewing Variance with Baselines

TOPIC D: Work with Custom Fields

  • Custom Fields
  • CAdding Custom Fields
  • CLookup Tables
  • CFormulas
  • CGraphical Indicators
  • CCustom Field Options
  • Viewing Custom Fields

TOPIC E: Change Project Options

  • The Backstage View
  • General Project Options
  • Display Project Options
  • Schedule Project Options
  • Proofing Project Options
  • Save Project Options
  • Language Project Options
  • Advanced Project Options
  • Customising the Ribbon
  • Customising the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Security Project Options

TOPIC F: Extend Project with Apps

  • Apps for Office

Lesson 2: Managing Task Structures

TOPIC A: Change a Task List

  • Schedule Options
  • Inserting Tasks
  • Insert Tasks Options
  • Splitting Tasks
  • Deleting Tasks
  • Moving Tasks
  • Unlinking Tasks
  • Relinking Tasks
  • Task Inspector
  • Task Path
  • Using the Task Form

TOPIC B: Create a Network Diagram

  • Network Diagramming
  • Network Diagram View
  • Task Nodes
  • Adding Nodes and Links
  • Milestones and Summary Nodes
  • Paths

TOPIC C: Manage the Critical Path

  • Critical Path
  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Float (Slack)

TOPIC D: Use Lag and Lead

  • Lag
  • Adding Lag Time
  • Lead
  • Adding Lead Time

TOPIC E: Update Project Work

  • Setting the Status Date
  • % Complete vs. Physical % Complete
  • Marking Tasks on Track
  • Using the Update Tasks Dialog
  • Updating Work Completed
  • Using the Update Project Dialog
  • Rescheduling Uncompleted Work

TOPIC F: Analyse Earned Value

  • Earned Value
  • Earned Value Methods
  • Changing the Earned Value Method
  • Preparing to Use Earned Value
  • Earned Value Report
  • Earned Value Tables

Lesson 3: Generating Project Views

TOPIC A: Use View Commands

  • Sorting Data
  • Outlining Data
  • Highlighting Data
  • Filtering Data
  • Grouping Data
  • Table Views

TOPIC B: Use Existing Views

  • Default Views
  • More Views

TOPIC C: Create Custom Views

  • New Views
  • Define New View Dialog Box
  • Single View
  • Combination View
  • Editing Views
  • Copying Views
  • The Organiser
  • Format Views

TOPIC D: Format and Share the Timeline View

  • Timeline View
  • Adding and Removing Tasks
  • Creating Multiple Timelines
  • Formatting the Timeline
  • Sharing the Timeline

Lesson 4: Producing Project Reports

TOPIC A: Use Existing Reports

  • Dashboard Reports
  • Types of Dashboard Reports
  • Resource Reports
  • Types of Resource Reports
  • Cost Reports
  • Types of Cost Reports
  • In Progress Reports
  • Types of In Progress Reports

TOPIC B: Create Custom Reports

  • Creating a New Report
  • Report Design Commands
  • Chart Design Commands
  • Chart Format Commands
  • Chart Types
  • Chart Quick Analysis Commands
  • Table Design Commands
  • Table Layout Commands
  • The Field List
  • Field List Options
  • Hyperlinks in Reports
  • Images in Reports

TOPIC C: Export Visual Reports

  • Visual Reports
  • Excel PivotCharts
  • Visio PivotDiagrams
  • Visual Reports Dialog Box Options

Target Audience

This course is designed for people who need to use the more advanced features of Microsoft Project 2016 such as task management, timelines, earned value calculation, custom reports, and custom views.

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 that the user has completed or has an understanding of the topics covered in the Microsoft Project 2016 – Part 1 course, including:

  • The basic concepts of project management
  • Navigating and customising the Microsoft Project interface
  • Adding tasks and resources to a project
  • Saving a project
  • Managing project time frames
  • Changing the working time in a project
  • Managing project tasks and resources
  • Adding summary tasks and milestones to a project
  • Allocating and levelling work resources
  • Printing project views
  • Sharing and exporting projects
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