Microsoft Project Level 2



About the course

This course builds on the fundamentals of project management using MS Project, covering the more advanced features of the application.

  • Managing the project and understanding Project Views
  • Creating Baselines and Tracking Progress
  • Understanding Project Costs
  • Printing and Reporting
  • Multiple Projects and Resource Sharing
  • Master and Sub Projects

Audience Profile 

Users of updated MS Project who want to take a lead role in using this application as the main tool for tracking a project or combined projects.

Course Details

  • Course Ref: MSPR2016L2
  • Course Duration: 1 day
  • Course Location: Virtual Classroom
  • Course Dates: TBC
  • Course Price: ¬£195 (Excl VAT)


1: Managing the project and understanding project views
Preparing a project for analysis and tracking and performing Resource Leveling
Customising the Gantt Chart bars
Displaying the Critical Path
Using the Formatting Tab of the ribbon
Using Network Diagrams
Displaying Tables
Inserting and hiding columns
Creating a New Table
Applying Filters
Using AutoFilters
Understanding and viewing WBS Codes

2: Examining and Updating the Project
Amending tasks using various views
Using Resource Leveling
Understanding baseline and interim plans
View project baseline information
Compare baseline and scheduled information
Tracking and Updating Tasks Effectively
Exercise: Updating the Holiday project
Viewing Progress Lines
Exercise: Show the Project Progress Line
Understanding project costs
Exercise: Adding costs
Creating a budget
Viewing total resource costs
Viewing total task costs
Reducing project costs
Understanding Project Deliverables

3: Printing and Reporting
Printing project views
Viewing and changing the print settings
Add a header, footer, or legend to a view
Viewing the built in Reports
Editing Reports
Visual Reports
What You Can Print
Reports by Report Type

4: Multiple Projects and Resource Sharing
The Resource Pool
Exercise: Create a resource pool from an existing project and share the resources
Updating the Resource Pool
Review and update assignments
Update resource availability or cost information
Stop sharing resources (temporarily)
Stop sharing resources from a Resource Pool (permanently)
Consolidating projects
When to use a master project and subprojects
Insert subprojects into a master project
Compare Project Versions

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


Delegates should ideally have attended the Introduction course but in any case they should have a reasonable grasp of the fundamentals of MS Project.