Course Overview

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.

PDU Credits

This course is worth 8 PDUs

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn to use Microsoft Project Professional 2016 to:

  • Navigate the Project 2016 environment.
  • Create a new project plan.
  • Create and organize project phases and tasks.
  • Handle project constraints.
  • Assign resources to project tasks.
  • Finalize a project plan.
  • Update project plan to reflect changes and constraints during project execution.
  • Monitor project progress.
  • Create project reports to share status with stakeholders.
  • Managing multiple projects.
  • Creating simple macros to customize the project plan.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for a person who is responsible for managing projects. The course will give an understanding of Microsoft Project 2016 necessary to create and save project plans, update a project plan in Project 2016 during the execution, monitoring, and controlling phases of a project.


The participant should have exposure to basic project management concepts, and working knowledge of Microsoft® Windows 8 or 10.

Course Outline

Day 1

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

Day 2

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