MS Project 2016 – Level 1 (P260)

Techniques to Schedule, Track and Report on Your Projects

This course will be scheduled in the fall of 2022. We will add dates to the website as soon as they become available. For more information please contact Leila at

This workshop will help you understand the basic functions of Microsoft Project and how to utilize the software to its full potential.

This is a two-day workshop in Ottawa.

Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic purpose and operation of the software, navigate to different areas of the project screen and choose different views
  • Create new projects and work with task lists
  • Add and assign resources, apply and adjust calendars and add cost information
  • Print and preview project views and reports
  • Understand how to control task changes using task type settings and constraints, as well as define and format the critical path
  • Define resource work using contours, overtime and resolve over-allocations
  • Set, modify and view baseline plans
  • Track project progress by updating task and schedule information, and compare baseline versus actual plan information
  • Sort, filter and group views
  • Format the Gantt Chart view

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Workshop Topics

The Basics

  • Getting Started in MS Project
  • Application Interface
  • Views

Project Creation

  • Entering Project Information
  • Creating, Editing and Outlining Task Lists
  • Applying and Modifying Task Dependencies
  • Entering Task Information

Project Resources and Costs

  • Assigning Resources
  • Working with Project, Resource and Task Calendars
  • Entering Project Costs

Printing Schedule Information

  • Page Setup Options
  • Previewing Views and Reports
  • Printing Project Information

Changing Scheduling Methods

  • Resource Assignment Concepts
  • Viewing and Modifying Task Type Settings
  • Task Constraints
  • Identifying Factors Affecting Tasks
  • Defining and Formatting the Critical Path

Resolving Resource Conflicts

  • Applying Work Hour Contours
  • Editing Resource Assignments
  • Locating and Resolving Resource Over-Allocations
  • Saving the Baseline

Tracking Project Progress

  • Tracking Task Progress
  • Updating Tasks and the Remaining Schedule
  • Comparing Baseline and Actual Data

Sorting, Filtering and Grouping

  • Sorting and Filtering Views
  • Grouping Tasks and Resources

Formatting the Project Environment

  • Formatting Views
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart

Who Should Attend This Course?

This workshop is intended for anyone who has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and is seeking to understand how to work with databases.

Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?

This training workshop addresses:

• Achievement / Results Orientation
• Computer and Digital Technology
• Document Use
• Planning / Organizing
• Working with Data and Numbers