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Microsoft Project 2016 is a popular project management tool. This course provides essential skills to set up projects and tasks, assign task relationships, and enter and allocate resources. You also learn how to track the project, displaying data in a variety of forms and charts. When changes to tasks occur, you will be able to modify and fine-tune the project. This introductory course is held regularly in Sydney and Melbourne.

Course Price (inc GST where applicable): 
Sydney, Melbourne
2 days


You'll Learn how to: 
  • Start Microsoft Project and navigate key features
  • Create a new project file
  • Create and adjust tasks and task durations
  • Enter and work with task relationships
  • Create and manage resource pools
  • Assign resources and materials to tasks
  • Level over-allocated resources
  • Enter a range of costs into a project
  • Set project constraints and deadlines
  • Monitor and track project progress
  • Print project information
Course Content: 

Getting to know Microsoft Project

Overview of Microsoft Project
The Microsoft Project screen
Working with views

Project management

Tasks and resources
The importance of planning
Gantt charts

Creating a new project

Steps in creating a new project
Calendar options

Creating tasks

Entering tasks
Task durations
Checking progress
Entering milestones


Task dependencies
Autoscheduling tasks
Viewing the critical path
Entering lag time and lead time

Resourcing a project

Creating a resource pool and entering materials
Assigning calendars to resources
Adjusting resource information
Changing the unit display

Resourcing concepts

Understanding effort driven scheduling

Assigning resources

Contouring resource usage
Assigning specific work times
Problem assignments

Resource levelling

Creating resource chaos
Tracking down over-allocations
Fixes for over-allocations

Assigning materials

Assigning fixed material consumption
Contouring materials usage
Adding more material resources
Assigning variable usage materials
Adding to a material assignment
Checking material quantities


Reviewing the current cost status
Changing resources rates during a project
Viewing project costs

Constraints and deadlines

Adding a constraint
Using elapsed time to resolve conflicts
Creating a deadline

Project tracking

Creating a baseline
Updating task progress and entering delayed tasks
Tracking actuals on a gantt chart
Viewing task slippage

Printing and reporting

Printing a gantt chart
Printing sheet views, jobs and resources lists


This Course Suits: 

This course suits people who are new to project management and have not had any formal training in Microsoft Project.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

The Learning Process: 
Preparing to learn

Get the most out of your course by preparing before you attend. TP3 provide pre-course materials that enable you to reflect on and align your learning outcomes with the course content.

After the course

TP3's online Learning Resources contains additional tools and resources to help you consolidate and continue your learning. For more details, click here.

Customising this course: 

TP3 can provide a range of consulting services to better meet your business needs, including closed courses for your organisation, customised course material relevant to your industry and requirements, individual or group coaching and blended learning solutions.

Booking Information: 
Call 1300 658 388 to book this course, or book and pay online below.
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