Microsoft Project 2016 goes Agile! YEAH!

Ladies and Gentleman, all Project users,

as you know Microsoft Project was intended for all kind of Projects, but let’s be honest, it wad made only for Waterfall Projects. From now on, that is history. Microsoft Project goes Agile – finally, and personally I am extremely happy about it.

One restriction only. You can run agile Projects only if you are Project Online subscriber. Then you can use agile project management to track your projects in Project Online Desktop Client.

This post will be way to long to explain everything, so consider this as a starter. So this is first Post of many which will come on weekly basics.

First thing first. You can choose if you want Scrum Project, Kanban Project or Waterfall Project. So, only two Agile methodologies are2covered” with Microsoft Project, but frankly those two are most common and most used methodologies in Agile world.

When you start your Project you will get:


For this example I will use Scrum Project and I will jump right into new View called Sprint Planning Board:


On the other hand, if I choose Kanban Project, I will jump right into new View called Backlog Board:


Beside this two new Views, there are some others, which I will cover (each of them) in my next posts. They Are:

  • All Agile Tasks – for Scrum Projects
  • Agile Tasks – for Scrum Projects
  • Backlog Sheet – for Kanban Projects
  • Current Sprint Board- for Scrum Projects, but also very useful for Kanban Projects
  • Current Sprint Sheet – for Scrum Projects
  • Sprint Planning Sheet – for Scrum Projects
  • Task Board

Of course, there are new Tables which are coming with specific Views:

  • All Agile Tasks
  • Agile Tasks
  • Backlog
  • Current Sprint
  • Sprint Planning

And finally, we have new Reports:

  • Agile – Task Status
  • Agile – Work Status
  • Current Sprint – Task Status
  • Current Sprint – Work Status
  • Sprint Status.

OK! consider this Post as a Teaser. From next Post I will go very deep with everything.



About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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