Project planning

The following project planning features are available in Project Online.

Looking for information about all Project Online features? See the Project Online Service Description.

Baseline rollup

Baseline data can roll up or be summarized in a summary row. Learn more about setting and saving a baseline.

Budget planning

Budget planning allows you to compare current progress against a baseline that you set at the start of a project. Learn more about earned value analysis.

Compare project versions

Compare two versions of a project. A report is created that shows what changed, such as the addition of new tasks.


Mark major goals of your project with a milestone. Learn more about adding milestones.


Filter project plans by any value in the plan. Learn more about creating a custom filter.

Formulas and graphical indicators

Add a picture to a column to indicate the progress of a schedule. Learn more about adding indicators.

Group and sort Project data

Apply multiple grouping rows to a project plan. Learn more about grouping tasks or resources.


With Project 2016, you can create crisp, colorful, professional reports without having to export your data to another program. Add pictures, charts, animations, links, and more—everything that you must have to clearly and effectively share project status information with stakeholders and team members. Learn more about creating a project report.

Team Planner

Use a view that shows people and their assignments.

Feature Availability

To view feature availability across Office 365 plans, standalone options, and on-premise solutions, see Project Online Service Description.