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Microsoft Project 2016 Introduction

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Name Microsoft Project 2016 Introduction
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You need to gather information about the various tasks involved, resources required to accomplish the tasks, and the overall cost in order to plan a project. Microsoft Project 2016 acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects. In this course, you will create and modify a project plan. Once the plan is created, you will set a baseline, track project actuals and report against the plan using Microsoft Project.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.

What's included in this course?

Tutor Support

Learning Objectives

  •   Identify the components of the Microsoft Project environment
  •   Use views to work with a project plan
  •   Create a new project plan
  •   Create the project schedule
  •   Manage resources in a project plan
  •   Finalise a project plan
  •   Track progress
  •   View and report project plan information


  •   An understanding of project management concepts
  •   Knowledge of a Windows operating system

Course Content

Module 1 - Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  •   Topic A - Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016
  •   Topic B - Exploring the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment
  •   Topic C - Displaying an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Module 2 - Creating a Project Plan

  •   Topic A - Creating a New Microsoft Project Plan
  •   Topic B - Setting Project Working Time
  •   Topic C - Project Information
  •   Topic D - Creating Summary Stages or Phases
  •   Topic E - Editing the Task List
  •   Topic F - Defining the Activity List
  •   Topic G - Creating and Applying Task Calendars
  •   Topic H - Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

Module 3 - Creating the Project Schedule

  •   Topic A - Task Durations
  •   Topic B - Defining Milestones
  •   Topic C - Manual Scheduling and Finish to Start Relationships
  •   Topic D - Automatic Scheduling
  •   Topic E - Task Relationships
  •   Topic F - Adding Stages to the Timeline
  •   Topic G - Identifying the Critical Path
  •   Topic H - Working with Constraints and Deadlines
  •   Topic I - Recurring Activities
  •   Topic J - Adding Notes to a Task
  •   Topic K - Referencing Other Files in Tasks

Module 4 - Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  •   Topic A - Resource Types
  •   Topic B - Working with Resource Calendars and Availability
  •   Topic C - Adding Resource Costs
  •   Topic D - Assigning Resources to Tasks
  •   Topic E - Effort-Driven Scheduling
  •   Topic F - Resolving Resource Overallocation
  •   Topic G - Splitting Activities

Module 5 - Introduction to Project Tracking

  •   Topic A - Setting a Project Baseline
  •   Topic B - Entering Actuals
  •   Topic C - Viewing Progress in a Project Plan

Module 6 - Viewing and Reporting Project Detail

  •   Topic A - Filter, Group and Highlight Project Information
  •   Topic B - Printing Views
  •   Topic C - Using Standard Reports in Microsoft Project

Birmingham - Hill Street


Centre City Tower

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.


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Centre City Tower
5-7 Hill Street
B5 4UA



This Birmingham Training Centre is situated in the centre of Birmingham, close to New Street Station and Shopping Centre. The entrance is on Hill Street.

Travelling by Rail:

From Birmingham New Street Train Station:
From New Street Station turn right into Smallbrook Queensway and take the second right into Hill Street. The offices are on the right.

Travelling by Car:

Parking - A number of NCP car parks are within easy walking distance.

From M1/M6 North and South/M40 and M42 - Leave the M6 at Junction 6 onto the A38(M) Aston Expressway signposted Birmingham Central. Follow signs for City Centre until end of motorway then keep right onto flyover - signposted A38 Bromsgrove. Continue following A38 Bromsgrove signs under two underpasses. Take exit onto Suffolk Street (past the Alexandra Theatre) to Holloway Head island. Take first exit onto Smallbrook Queensway signposted Stratford A34 and Solihull A41. After 100m, immediately after the Holiday Inn, take the first left at traffic lights into Hill Street. Centre City Tower is on the right


From M5 - Leave motorway at Junction 3. Take third exit (A456) signposted City Centre. Follow City Centre signs for five miles along the Hagley Road to Five Ways. Keep left (ignore City Centre underpass sign and follow Other Routes) up to Five Ways Roundabout. Take third exit signposted Inner Ring Road South and East and New Street Station. Bear left onto B4127, following signs for New Street Station, past sports ground to first roundabout (Holloway Circus). Go straight over roundabout onto Smallbrook Queensway. After 100m, immediately after the Holiday Inn, lights into Hill Street. Centre City Tower is on the right.

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