Microsoft Project 2016

This course is designed to familiarize the features of Microsoft Project Professional 2016 so that it can be used to plan and effectively manage your projects. This is a two day online hands-on instructor led training.

In day one, this course will cover preparation of a project plan using Microsoft® Project 2016 so that it can be shared with others for review.

In day two, it will cover the advanced skills a project manager needs to update, monitor and control various phases of a project, so that the project can be completed on time, within budget, and according to scope.

Course Objectives

Module 1: Exploring Microsoft Project 2016 Environment
Exploring Views
Setting up Project Options

Module 2: Starting New Project Plan
Setting Corporate Calendar
Entering Project Properties

Module 3: Creating and Organizing Tasks
Entering Tasks and Estimates
Entering Milestones
Entering Recurring Tasks
Organizing Tasks
Documenting Tasks

Module 4: Setting up Project Resources
Setup People & Equipment
Setup Material & Cost Resources
Setup Resource Rates
Adjust Resource Working Times

Module 5: Allocating Project Resources to Tasks
Assign People and Equipment to Tasks
Assign Additional Resources
Assign Materials to Tasks
Assign Cost Resources to Tasks

Module 6: Fine-Tuning Project Plan
Organizing Project Tasks
Fine-tuning Task Details with constraints and deadlines
Fine-tuning Resource Details for Rates and Availability
Levelling over-allocated Resources to resolve conflicts

Module 7: Customizing Microsoft Project 2016

Customizing Time-Scale
Customizing Tables
Customizing Views
Customizing Projects with Macros

Module 8: Tracking Project Progress
Setting up budgets
Setting Baseline
Entering Task Progress
Getting Project Back on Track
Doing Earned Value Analysis

Module 9: Reporting & Analysis
Reporting Project Information
Reporting Project Status
Sharing Information with other programs

Module 10: Managing Multiple Projects
Creating Resource Pool
Setting up Master Project and Sub-projects
Setting dependencies between Projects
Studying Critical Path Across Projects

Who should Attend

  • Business leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Project coordinators and Team leaders
  • PMO Office managers

Duration of the Program

16 hours of training engagement that includes, demo, hands-on exercises, Tips and Tricks, Mock project planning.


The participant should have exposure to basic project management concepts, and working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.

Training Fees

250 USD

PDUs for PMP

16 PDUs