Microsoft Project: Upgrading to Project 2016

Microsoft Project Training Series | Level 2

Course Details

Duration: 1 day

Microsoft® Project® Version: 2016

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC) on request

Course Dates: May 22, 2018 | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $295 CDN per person + HST or BYOD (bring your own device): $245 CDN person + HST*

Note: Public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training.

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Course Overview

Learn to work with the new features in Microsoft Project 2016 during this instructor-led training course. This course has been designed for users who have been working with Project 2007 or earlier versions and are upgrading to Project 2016. Students will learn to work with the 2016 Ribbon and set up file and Project options. Manual vs automatic scheduling will be reviewed and projects will be created using tables and views in new ways. The new Timeline View will enable students to create timelines and format them in various ways. The Task Inspector will be used to deal with issues and students will run new types of reports in 2016. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts.

Prerequisite: Work with Project 2007 or earlier versions at an introductory or intermediate level.

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all Microsoft Project courses


  • Comprehensive course manual or published book
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Examining the 2016 Ribbon

  • Overview of the Ribbon in Project 2016
  • Common commands and their new locations
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Get to features or Help with Tell Me

Using Different Type of Scheduling

  • Project's new manual scheduling
  • Controlling scheduling – manual vs automatic
  • Setting a default scheduling method
  • Changing manual to automatic scheduling for individual tasks

Applying and Customizing Tables

  • Resetting tables that have been changed
  • Issues with legacy tables
  • Creating a custom table

Managing Views

  • Showing/hiding timelines
  • Displaying details/forms in a view
  • Displaying the critical path
  • Showing/hiding baselines using the Ribbon
  • Applying different themes
  • Formatting Gantt bars

Working with Tasks

  • Entering summary and details tasks using the Ribbon
  • Displaying different outline levels
  • Tracing task paths

Dealing with Issues

  • Turning on the Task Inspector
  • Identifying problems and scheduling issues with the Inspector
  • Different ways of resolving issues

Creating Timelines

  • Displaying the Timeline View
  • Adding tasks to a timeline
  • Formatting a timeline
  • Adding multiple timelines

Creating Reports in Project 2016

  • Overview of Microsoft Project's 2016 reports
  • Running built-in reports
  • Customizing charts and tables in reports

Managing Resources*

  • Displaying the Team Planner view
  • Viewing team assignments
  • Modifying and moving tasks on a team member basis
  • Use resource engagements to manage resources
  • Use resource capacity heat maps

*Some features are available only in Project Professional 2016 or Project Pro for Office 365

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Microsoft Project: Upgrading to Project 2016 (Toronto course)
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