Microsoft Project 2016 Level 1

Planning Information

The duration of this course is 2 Days. The list price is $890.00.


Project management is a process of organizing, scheduling and managing multiple tasks. Come learn how to use Microsoft® Project® 2016 to effectively assist you with your project planning and management.

This PMI® approved PDU course equates to 12 PDUs.

Intended Audience

​Project Managers, Project Coordinators, or Project Schedulers who will use Microsoft Project 2016 to plan and manage their projects effectively.

At Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply project management concepts, start Project 2016, open an existing project file, navigate different views, create and save a new project file.
  • Create task relationships by linking, add predecessors and lead time to tasks, view task relationships, add recurring tasks, explore various views and modify the task relationships in it, and use the Task Information dialog box.
  • Use the Change Working Time dialog box to create a base calendar for the project, use the resource sheet to create a resource pool, assign resources to tasks, create task calendars, enter resource costs in Resource Sheet view, and use the Cost table in Gantt Chart view.
  • Display the critical path and edit effort-driven schedules, and resolve resource conflicts by identifying and adjusting resource over allocation.
  • Formatting a project file, printing views and reports


​Students should have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system. For example, students should know how to launch an application, and create and save files.



Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • The Project 2016 Interface
  • The Ribbon
  • Access project information anywhere
  • Skype® integration
  • The vertical and horizontal dividers
  • The Backstage
  • Project Options
  • Status bar
  • Quick access toolbar
  • Steps for a Successful Project Schedule

Lesson 2: Setting up the Schedule

  • Enabling the Project Summary Task
  • Setting the Project Finish Date
  • Setting the Project Start Date
  • Establishing the project Calendar
  • Base calendars
  • Identifying non-working days
  • Multiple base calendars
  • Saving the Project Schedule
  • Saving the project schedule for previous project releases
  • Saving the project schedule

Lesson 3: Entering Project Tasks

  • Task Scheduling Methods
  • Determine how tasks will be scheduled
  • Entering Project Tasks
  • WBS – Work Breakdown Structure
  • Summary tasks
  • Detail tasks
  • Recurring tasks
  • Milestones
  • The Scheduling Formula
  • Task Types
  • Duration and Work
  • Deleting and Inactivating Tasks

Lesson 4: Linking Tasks

  • Linking Tasks
  • Benefits of using task dependencies
  • Predecessor / successor relationships
  • The four dependency options
  • Linking tasks
  • Lags and leads
  • The Network Diagram view
  • Constraints
  • Deadlines
  • The Critical Path

Lesson 5: Resources

  • Creating Resources
  • Resource types
  • Work resource
  • Resource calendars
  • Material resource
  • Defining a resource's availability
  • Individual resource calendar exceptions

Lesson 6: Task Assignments

  • Task Assignments
  • Assigning resources directly using the Gantt chart view
  • Assigning resources using the Assign Resources dialog
  • Using the Team Planner

Lesson 7: Schedule Updates

  • Schedule Updates
  • The Task Inspector
  • Resource allocations
  • Maximizing resource usage

Lesson 8: Baselining

  • Baselining a Project Schedule
  • Multiple baselines
  • Updating Tasks
  • Identifying an update process
  • Setting and displaying the Status Date
  • Entering a task's completion percentage
  • Updating the Project

Lesson 9: Reporting

  • Reporting in Project 2016
  • Visual Reports
  • The Timeline view

This course is also available for private training. Please contact us to learn more.
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