MS Project 2016 – Level 1 (P260)

Techniques to Schedule, Track and Report on Your Projects

This course will be delivered as a live, instructor-led session online – click here.

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