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Project 2016 helps you stay organized with simple tools that make it easy to get started, quickly plan, and keep your projects on track.

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Keep your projects organized and on track

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Get started quickly

Use the Getting Starting screen to quickly learn about new features in Project. Pre-built templates help you get your project started on the right track.

Schedule efficiently

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

Optimize tasks

Visualization tools help you understand how tasks relate to one another. And by running what-if scenarios, you can make the most of your task assignments.

Features

Smart setup

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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

Start your project on the right track using one of the many pre-built templates available in Project Standard and on Office.com.

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

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Familiar charts

Project Standard offers familiar tools, like Gantt charts, to help you create schedules with ease and reduce training time.

Smart automation

Reduce inefficiencies with automated features. Auto-populate start and end dates based on dependencies, and find more efficient ways to build the schedule.

Multiple timelines

Built-in multiple timelines let 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

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Visualized relationships

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

Connected apps

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Simplified sharing

Easily copy project information from Project and paste it into Office applications like PowerPoint and Word, and store project artifacts in OneDrive.

Better decision-making

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Informative reports

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

Office Store

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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.

More questions?

Customer stories

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Manufacturing, Enterprise, Project Online Premium

Hilti

The Hilti Corporation, based in Schaan, Liechtenstein, is a private company that provides innovative products, systems, and services to construction professionals. Hilti now has production plants in more than 20 countries on six continents.

Situation:
Hilti needed the latest technology to manage its own projects in an efficient and scalable way. It lacked a view into the project landscape and needed a centralized resource pool to make sure that employees were assigned appropriate workloads.

Benefits:

  • Reduced IT complexity while helping employees begin, define, and prioritize projects
  • Greater productivity and cost savings
  • Increased agility, collaboration, and scalability

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Consulting, Enterprise, Project Online Premium

ARUP

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. From more than 90 offices worldwide, Arup planners, designers, engineers, and consultants deliver innovative projects across the globe.

Situation:
Arup had a global IT Portfolio Management Office (PMO), but that office had to manually create status reports using spreadsheets and email updates from regional offices.

Benefits:

  • Quick, easy insight into project status
  • Simple yet effective ideation platform
  • Anywhere access to project data
  • Platform for continuous improvement

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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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Project 2016 helps you stay organized with tools that make it easy to get started, quickly plan, and keep your projects on track.

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