About this course

In this Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016: Getting Started class, students will spend time getting comfortable with the Project 2016 user interface, including project views and the ribbon. They will also learn to enter, organize, and link tasks, work with resources, create basic reports, and create projects independently. The course allows time to practice fundamental basic skills essential for efficient use of this program.

Course Outline

Module 1: Components of a Project

This module explains how to identify the components of a project and map a project. It also explains the sample projects used throughout this course.

  • Project Components
  • Mapping a Project
  • Sample Projects Used in This Course

Module 2: Getting Around Microsoft Project 2016

This module explains how to get around in Microsoft Project 2016.

  • Starting Project
  • The Ribbon
  • The Backstage View
  • Tour of the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Basic Formatting

Module 3: Calendars

This module explains how to work with Calendars in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

  • Project Start Date
  • Creating a Project Calendar
  • Connecting a Calendar to a Project
  • Formatting the Timeline to Match a Custom Calendar

Module 4: Working with Tasks

This module explains how to work with tasks in Microsoft Outlook 2016.

  • Creating a Task
  • Entering Durations
  • Scheduling Tasks
  • Milestone Tasks
  • Linking Tasks
  • Adding Notes to Tasks
  • Add a Calendar to a Task

Module 5: Creating and Working with Resources

This module explains how to create and work with resources.

  • The Resource Sheet
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks

Module 6: Managing a Project

This module explains how to manage a project using Microsoft Project 2016.

  • Viewing a Project
  • Reviewing and Making Adjustments to a Project
  • Setting a Baseline
  • Viewing the Baseline
  • Recording Progress
  • Reporting on Projects
  • Sending Data to Excel