Course Overview

MICROSOFT PROJECT training is designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Office Project Professional as a tool to assist them in managing projects. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments.


Basic Microsoft Office Excel

Target Audience

Project managers and staff who need to create project plans for managing tasks, assigning resources, and tracking the status of the projects.    

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Initialize a Project

  • Create a new project
  • Create and maintain calendars
  • Create custom fields
  • Customize option settings

Lesson 2: Create a Task-based Schedule

  • Set up project information
  • Create and modify a project task structure
  • Build a logical schedule model
  • Create a user-controlled schedule
  • Manage multiple projects

Lesson 3: Manage Sources and Assignments

  • Enter and edit resource information
  • Apply task types and scheduling calculations
  • Assign resources
  • Edit assignments
  • Manage resource allocation
  • Manage resource allocations by using Team Planner
  • Model project costs

Lesson 4: Track and Analyze a Project

  • Set and maintain baselines
  • Update actual progress
  • Compare progress against a baseline
  • Resolve potential schedule problems
  • Display critical path information

Lesson 5: Communicate Project Information

  • Apply views
  • Customize views
  • Format views
  • Share data with external sources
  • Print schedules and reports