Microsoft Project 2016 Level 1



About the course

This course covers the basics of Microsoft Project 2016 and gets delegates to the point where they can create and begin to track a Project.

  • Get familiar with Project Terminology
  • Create a Project Plan using tasks, durations and relationships
  • Understand Project Views
  • Defining the Project
  • Work with Calendars
  • Create and Manage a Resource Pool
  • Baseline your Project

Audience Profile 

Microsoft Project 2016 is a suite of tools for efficient project and portfolio management. It is designed to help users set realistic goals for project teams and customers by creating schedules, distributing resources and managing budgets.

This course is a good introduction for anyone who wants to learn to use MS project as the tool for them and their team.

Course Details

  • Course Ref: MSPR2016L1
  • Course Duration: 1 day
  • Course Location: Virtual Classroom
  • Course Dates: TBC
  • Course Price: ¬£195 (Excl VAT)


1: Project Management Overview
Introduction to Microsoft Project
Using the new TimeLine feature
Introduction to Project Views
Viewing the Network Diagram
Using the ‘Group By’ Feature
Using the ‘Highlight’ Feature
Applying a filter
Introduction to Project Management
Understanding how MS Project helps you plan and adjust your projects
Project Terminology
Work Breakdown Structure

2: Planning the Project
Defining the Project
Completing the Project Definition
Project Planning
Completing the Project Plan
Where to begin with MS Project
Setting the project start date
Project Properties
Amending the Standard Calendar
Creating a New Base Calendar
Displaying a Specific Calendar on the Gantt Chart
Saving the New Project File
Ending a Project Session

3: Task Entry and Task Linking
Entering tasks, milestone and summary tasks
Inserting, deleting and moving tasks
Adding a recurring task
Adding a note to a task
Understanding the new Task Mode in Project
Working with task durations and relationships
Using lag time and lead time
Creating constraints for tasks in Auto Schedule Mode
Resolving scheduling conflicts
Setting a deadline on a task
Quick Reference

4: Resources and Resource Entry
Using the Resource Sheet to enter resources
Assigning and amending a resource calendar
Setting Resource Availability Dates
Understanding Resource Costs
Assigning resources to tasks using Auto Schedule Mode
Using Material Resources
Planner to view and change assigned resources
Baselining your project

Appendix A: New Features in Project 2016
Getting Started with Templates
Project Reports
Talking to your team with Lync 2010
Trace Task Paths
More Flexible Timelines
Resource Scheduling
Do things quickly with Tell Me


No previous experience of MS Project 2016 is required for this course although familiarity with the Windows operating system and with using a mouse are both essential.