Microsoft Project 2016

$1,299 $999

Learn the most widely used project scheduling and planning tool in this hands-on workshop. Develop a project from scratch and learn the features and functions of the tool along with best practices of use.

Note: Discounted registration fee is based on Early Bird Price promotion. Volume discount is applied in the cart.



Professional project managers must know at least one software tool to plan and manage projects by building realistic schedules and tracking project progress against the baseline. Since Microsoft Project is the most widely used project planning and scheduling tool, knowing how to use this tool gives an edge to a project manager.

This 2-day, instructor-led, hands-on workshop is conducted with the objective to build your software skills. Furthermore, it also helps understand the best practices of scheduling.

Microsoft Project Workshop Key Highlights

It is focused on getting the participants ready for the real world. The workshop includes participants creating and managing a project schedule step-by-step through instruction and hands-on practice. First of all, a thorough review of various features and functions is done while working on an in-class assignment. Hence participants will create a project schedule with the course instructor providing support as needed. By the end of the workshop, the participants will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Project 2016. The workshop also includes a review of major project management concepts needed to create realistic schedules.

You will learn schedule development, project planning, and tracking project progress against the baselines. In addition, you will master project reporting, resource management, master scheduling, and resource pooling, etc.

Note: You will have to bring a laptop to the training with a minimum Microsoft Office 2013/2016 trial version installed. Please contact us if you are unable to do so.

Group options and discounts

  • Group and corporate discounts are available so please contact us to discuss your options.
  • If you are a group of 5 or more, call/email us to discuss flexible scheduling options that can meet your group’s specific needs.
  • Explore the best value membership option


The workshop outline is as below:

Introduction to Microsoft Project

  • Key features of MS Project 2016
  • The layout of the groups, tabs, tables, and views
  • Understand the role of backstage view
  • Review of major options available in the backstage
  • Customize Quick Access Toolbar
  • Create a personalized tab 

Begin Project Schedule

  • Various methods to create a new project
  • Create a project calendar and identify exceptions including non-working days
  • Decide the project approach and set project options

Define & Sequence Tasks

  • Create the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Define tasks, recurring tasks, and milestones
  • Import tasks, insert and delete tasks, and indent and/or outdent tasks
  • Add notes to a task
  • Link URL, link and/or embed documents in a task
  • Define task relationships and create various types of dependencies
  • Use leads and lags for realistic dependencies

Define Resources

  • Define three types of resources
  • Adjust the availability of work resources
  • Enter pay rates and define rate cards
  • Name materials’ basic units and establish rates
  • Create cost resources for expense tracking
  • Assign resources to the tasks
  • Adjust individual resource assignment
  • View and resolve over allocations

Develop a Realistic Schedule

  • Set tasks constraints and deadlines
  • Evaluate the Critical Path
  • Assign a different calendar to a task
  • Save a baseline for project tracking
  • Establish multiple baselines
  • Use team planner for changing assignments

Track Project Progress

  • Track project progress at 6 levels of details
  • Implement changes and update baseline
  • Switch baseline for reporting purposes
  • Check impact of variances on the critical path
  • Monitor earned value, variances, CPI and SPI
  • Interrupt Work / Split a Task
  • Visualize progress through the Tracking Gantt chart

Format Project Details

  • Sort project details
  • Group project details
  • Filter project details
  • Customize tables
  • Customize views
  • Build multiple timelines
  • Export and import project data

Create and Share Reports

  • View and print standard reports
  • Modify standard reports by filtering data and formatting details
  • Create a custom report
  • Create Visual Report in Excel along with a pivot table and chart 

Manage Multiple Projects or Program

  • Set up a shared resource pool
  • Share resources among projects
  • Create a master schedule
  • Insert and link sub-projects


Who Should Attend

This Microsoft Project 2016 workshop is suitable for any of the following:

  • Practitioners in the field of project, program and portfolio management
  • Professionals who have worked on previous versions of MS Project viz. 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 or earlier
  • Project team members interested in improving their project management skills
  • Anyone interested in a project management career


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We can give a long list of reasons but here are some reasons pointed by many of the several thousands professionals we have trained in the past.

  • Highly focused effective sessions
  • A lot learned in a short time
  • Real life examples made the difference
  • Very intense material but personal stories kept the group interested
  • Scenarios and examples helped learn complicated concepts




Attending the course is just the beginning. We like to develop a lifelong relationship with our course participants. We strongly encourage our trainers to develop professional relationship with participants that goes beyond the class in months and years to come.


Yes. If you are a group of 3 or more professionals, you can get discount on top of the Early Bird Discount. A larger group can get up to 35% discount on the regular fee.

The venues are communicated at least 2 weeks before the session. Our venues are close to highways and public transport and are easily accessible from various directions.

Please contact us if you wish to find out the venue before registering for the course.

Absolutely. We encourage our clients to hold in-house training session if they have 5 or more participants. The main reason is that it helps focus on your organization and your industry specific issues, problems, and challenges. Your employees will find it easy to discuss their specific issues.

However, there are also benefits in attending a public course. The biggest value is that you get to see what are best practices, issues, and challenges being faced by other organizations and/or industries.

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