Full-Day Microsoft Project Basic

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Project Basic


 

Project Basic Course Summary

In this course you will create and manage a project schedule using Microsoft Project. This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.

Introduction

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment.
  • create a new project plan file and enter project information.
  • manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
  • manage resources for a project.
  • finalize a project plan.

Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Topic 1A: Explore the Microsoft Project Environment
  • Topic 1B: Display an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Lesson 2: Creating a Project Plan

  • Topic 2A: Create a Project Plan
  • Topic 2B: Assign a Project Calendar
  • Topic 2C: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
  • Topic 2D: Enter the Task Duration Estimates
  • Topic 2E: Add Resources to a Project Plan

Lesson 3: Managing Tasks in a Project Plan

  • Topic 3A: Outline Tasks
  • Topic 3B: Link Dependent Tasks
  • Topic 3C: Set Task Constraints and Deadlines
  • Topic 3D: Add Notes to a Task
  • Topic 3E: Add a Recurring Task

Lesson 4: Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Topic 4A: Create a Resource Calendar
  • Topic 4B: Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Topic 4C: Enter Costs for Resources
  • Topic 4D: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 5: Finalizing a Project Plan

  • Topic 5A: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path
  • Topic 5B: Set a Baseline
  • Topic 5C: Print a Project Summary Report

Appendix A: Additional Procedures to Create a Schedule in Microsoft Project