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Microsoft Project 2016 Training

Two key skills any project manager must master are schedule planning and management using a software-based project management tool. Our Microsoft Project 2016 course can help introduce you to these core concepts and build a foundation to help you use this tool to improve your overall project management efficiency.

How You Will Benefit

You will gain insights into managing project scope, schedule, cost and resource using Microsoft Project 2016, the industry's leading software. Microsoft Project can help you optimize the allocation of project resources and reduce overall risk by improving visibility into the work of the project. Additionally, the course will not only demonstrate how to manage the functions of the software, but how to run a project while using those functions. The course provides an initial fast-track overview of the major software components and shows you how to manage a project in under 30 minutes.

What You Will Learn

In this course you will learn the skills needed to manage projects using Microsoft Project 2016, including:

  • Completing setup functions and creating new project files
  • Understanding navigation tasks and included project templates
  • Defining project scope and creating a WBS
  • Developing a schedule and documenting activity attributes
  • Planning project resources and costs
  • Refining the schedule and acquisition of project resources
  • Reviewing baselines and tracking actual project work
  • Monitoring and controlling work variances
  • Managing and communicating work on a project

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for both new and experienced project managers who are looking to understand how Microsoft Project 2016 can increase the success of their projects.


Video on Demand
Video-On-Demand; includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.

Duration / PDU Value

This course has been approved by PMI for 12 PDUs.



  • Overview – Course Learning Objectives

Fast-Track: Microsoft Project 2016 in Under 30 Minutes

  • Overview - Fast-Track
  • Develop Schedule
  • Assign Resources
  • Reporting

Microsoft Project 2016 in Detail

  • Detailed Course Objectives
  • Microsoft Project 2016 in Focus
    • Overview - Project Management Fundamentals
    • The Interface - Piece by Piece
    • Navigating Bars and Ribbons
    • OPAs: Templates and Views
    • Reporting
  • Start Your Plan
    • Create and Name Your Project Plan
    • Define Scope and Create the WBS
  • Develop Your Schedule
    • Sequence Activities
    • Creating a Network Diagram
    • Enter Activity Durations
    • Activity Durations in Detail
    • Establishing the Critical Path
  • Plan Resources and Costs
    • Getting to Know the Resource Sheet
    • Capacity Rates
    • Resource Assignments
  • Analyze and Refine Your Schedule and Resources
    • Refine the Task Path
    • Refine Lags and Constraints
    • Deadlines and Recurring Tasks
    • Effort Crashing
    • Dynamic Capacity Pay
    • Resource Optimizing
  • Direct and Manage Project Work
    • Set Baselines
    • Track Actuals
    • Time-phased Actuals
  • Monitor and Control Project Work
    • Monitoring and Controlling Variance
    • Resource and Cost Variances
    • Earned Value
  • Manage and Monitor Project Communications
    • Customizing the Gantt Chart View
    • Customizing the Timeline View
    • Exporting Reports

Course Summary

Microsoft Project 2016 Training
Video On Demand
Video on Demand
12 PDU hours
$349 USD
$349 USD
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