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Project Professional

Keep your projects, resources, and teams organized and on track. With Project Professional 2016, you can easily plan and collaborate on projects from virtually anywhere.


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Keep your projects, resources, and teams organized and on track

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Get started quickly

Use the Getting Starting screen to quickly learn about new features. Pre-built Project templates make sure you get started on the right track.

Schedule efficiently

Familiar automated scheduling tools help reduce inefficiencies and training time. Multiple timelines make it easier to visualize complex schedules.

Manage resources with ease

Resource management tools help you build project teams, request needed resources, and create more efficient schedules.

Make smart decisions

Built-in reports help project stakeholders visualize data to gain insights across projects and make more informed decisions.


Smart setup

Smart setup


Fast startup

The Getting Started screen walks you through basic capabilities, like linking tasks and creating a timeline, to help you get up to speed fast.

Best-in-class templates

Use one of the many pre-built templates from within Project Professional and on to get access to best-in-class project plans.

Intuitive search

Use the Tell Me search bar—standard across most Office products—to quickly find useful features in Project so you can work more efficiently.

Powerful scheduling

Powerful scheduling


Familiar charts

Built for professional project managers, Project Professional offers familiar tools, like Gantt charts, to help you easily create schedules and reduce training time.

Smart automation

Reduce inefficiencies with automated features. Auto-populate start and end dates based on dependencies, and use the Task Inspector to identify more efficient task and resource arrangements.

Multiple timelines

Built-in multiple timelines help you visually represent complex schedules and understand all aspects of a project. Easily share timelines using familiar Office tools like PowerPoint.

Intuitive baselines

You can use baselines to help decision makers track and compare actual progress to the original project plan.

Optimized task management

Optimized task management


Visualized relationships

Task path highlighting in Gantt charts helps you understand the relationship among tasks and identify which are most critical to the project’s success.

What-if planning

Set tasks to “inactive” and run what-if scenarios to determine the best-fit assignments without re-creating your entire project plan.

Synchronized task lists

With task list synchronization, team members can update their assignments in SharePoint, and the data will appear in Project Professional.

Resource management

Resource management


Consolidated view

Consolidate all your potential project resources in a single view so that resource managers can compare resources across standardized data to build best-fit teams.

Optimized resources

The Resource EngagementTooltip Icon feature lets you request specific resources. The Team Planner helps you identify and fix potential resourcing issues that could impact the schedule.

Integrated collaboration

Integrated collaboration


Skype for Business

Integrated communication tools like Skype for Business make it easy to collaborate using voice, video, or chat within Project, eliminating the need to switch between apps.

Connected apps

Easily copy information from Project and paste it into familiar Office applications like PowerPoint and Word. And OneDrive for Business provides handy storage for project artifacts.

Collaborative workspaces

Create a dedicated project site to share information—status updates, conversations, and project timelines—so team members stay informed.

Project Online and Project Server sync

Sync Project Professional 2016 schedules with Project Online and Project Server 2016.

Better decision-making

Better decision-making


Project reports

Powerful built-in reports, like Burndown and Resource Overview, can help you gain insights, communicate information to stakeholders, and achieve results.

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Office Store


Office add-ins

Visit the new Office Store to get Office add-ins that extend the functionality of Project to solve unique business and project problems.

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Customer stories

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Professional Services, Enterprise


The Xerox Services Healthcare Payer Group is a global services organization of more than 860 IT professionals, including 410 software developers. Parent firm Xerox is one of the world’s leading providers of business process and document management services.

The company needed to make global development project teams more cohesive, productive, and competitive. A series of acquisitions had resulted in a mix of third-party and homegrown software development and project management tools and methodologies.


  • Improve productivity up to 40 percent
  • Reduce IT costs up to 30 percent
  • Use development resources more flexibly

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Construction, Mid-market

Core Construction

Phoenix, Arizona-based CORE Construction is a nationally ranked commercial general contractor with an unwavering commitment to its core values: integrity, fairness, continuous improvement, and results.

CORE Construction wanted to standardize on a user-friendly tool to manage its construction projects’ schedules, and executive staff needed better insight into the company’s $700 million project portfolio.


  • Reduced costs
  • Enhanced data accuracy with a dashboard that publishes consistent, consolidated project data
  • Improved profit margins with better decision making through access to project schedule data

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Technology Products & Services

TEI study

Total Economic Impact of Microsoft PPM

Learn how companies have used Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) to develop more consistent project management practices and gain greater visibility into how their project portfolios perform.

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Easily plan, track status, and collaborate with others from virtually anywhere. Project Professional 2016 keeps your projects, resources, and teams organized and on track. Get started with your free trial today.

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