Microsoft Project 2016

Course Highlights

On completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the various menus and views of the MS Project environment.
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Link tasks to create a schedule
  • Allocate resource to tasks
  • Identify when resources are overallocated and consider options to eliminate the overallocations
  • Print project plans in different formats
  • Create reports and update project progress details
  • View and update multiple project
  • The Benefits of this course include :

    It is a practical hands- on course. Delegates are "learning by doing" with access to MS Project Software for the course duration.


    The MS Project Foundations is a 2-day intensive practical course designed to provide delegates with the ability to use MS Project productively when managing and controlling their projects. The course begins from first principles and proceeds to a point where delegates can construct their own work plans, update the plans as the project proceeds and tailor the application to produce required views and reports.

    What's Included

    MS Project Introduction

    Defining, editing and organising tasks
    Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
    Breaking a task into more detail
    Grouping tasks
    Viewing levels of detail

    Creating a Project Schedule

    Estimating effort and duration
    Creating and changing task dependencies
    Understanding and using the Project Calendar
    Creating and using Milestones
    Understanding the Critical Path
    Applying a calendar to a task

    Adding and Assigning Resources

    Defining resources and resource calendars
    Assigning resources to tasks
    Adding Material resources to a project
    Working with project costs

    Saving the Project

    Read and Write protection options
    Saving the baseline
    Clearing a baseline

    Printing Project Data

    Formatting views and reports
    Sorting and filtering data for reports
    Creating your own filters
    Creating your own reports

    Tracking Progress

    The Tracking Table and Gantt Chart
    Other useful Tables and Views
    Setting the status date
    Automatically updating task status
    Manually updating task status
    Using Progress Lines

    Adjusting the schedule

    Amending work and duration
    Setting task constraints
    Using fixed duration tasks
    Using multiple resources
    Identifying over-allocated resources
    Levelling resources
    Understanding effort-driven tasks
    Working with task calendars

    Working with Data in other Applications

    Importing and viewing data
    Working with the imported data
    Exporting data
    Copying a Gantt chart to a Word document

    Course Includes

    Learn by doing – in additional to the formal presentations from Trigraph, attendees will benefit by using the MS Project software itself on their own dedicated PC / Laptop. They will build their own project by setting up resources, tasks, dependencies, schedules, milestones etc and generating reports such as Critical Paths.

    All of our trainers are highly skilled project management professionals with formal project management qualifications such as PRINCE2® or PMI.

    The training materials are fully owned by Trigraph which means we have full flexibility to tailor the content to suit particular client requirements.


    It is assumed that you can bring your own laptop to the course with MS Project installed.

    This course is suitable for those people who want to understand the basics of project planning using MS Project. It is aimed at both new and existing team leaders, project leaders and project managers and at all those who have to create and/or understand project plans and reports. The course is recommended for people new to Project Management or those who have worked on projects and would like formal foundation skills.

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