Microsoft Project Essentials
1-Day Webinar

The Essentials of Microsoft Project 2016:
Students will spend time getting comfortable with the Project 2016 user interface, including project views and the ribbon. They will also learn to enter, organize, and link tasks, work with resources, create basic reports, and create projects independently. The course allows time to practice fundamental basic skills essential for efficient use of this program.

Course Overview

Navigating Microsoft Project

  • Work with the ribbon interface

  • Work with the quick access toolbar

  • Use the backstage

  • Work with views, tables and forms

  • Work with split screens

  • Navigate through existing projects

Creating a project plan

  • Understand your project

  • Create and save a new project

  • Set specific options

  • Set start and finish dates

  • Define time

  • Adjust standard calendars

  • Create public holidays and new calendars

Setting up tasks

  • Manual vs automatic scheduling

  • Summary tasks

  • Import task information

  • Insert tasks

  • Add task notes

  • Add hyperlinks

Task durations

  • Enter task durations

  • Estimate task durations

  • Enter milestones

  • Format text styles

Creating relationships

  • Create task links

  • Enter lag and lead time

  • Understand project slack

  • View the critical path

  • Format the Gantt chart

Task constraints

  • Add constraints

  • View constraints

  • Add a deadline

Printing and PDF

  • Print the Gantt chart

  • Adjust print settings

  • Filter results for print

  • Add a highlight filter

  • Save for PDF

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Resourcing a project

  • Create a resource pool

  • Assign calendars

  • Adjust resource information

  • Change the unit display

Assigning resources

  • Assign work times

  • Understand task types

  • Levelling resources

  • Fix over allocated resources


  • Add variable resource costs

  • Cost accrual

  • Add fixed costs to tasks

  • View cost breakdowns

Tracking projects

  • Create and set a baseline

  • View the baseline in the tracking Gantt

  • Track actual changes

  • Update tasks and the project

  • Use the tracking table

  • Progress lines

Printing reports

  • View standard Project reports

  • Produce visual reports

  • Display and print the timeline