Introduction to Microsoft Project

Open Enrollment Training | 4 Hours | $249.00
Learn the key functionality of Microsoft Project as well as scheduling best-practices in our 4-hour, live-online training course! In this course you’ll learn the key skills required to start your plan, build a task list, set up resources, and much more without attending multiple days of training.

Through lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, you’ll learn techniques such as what critical items are required to start a new plan, how to enter task work and duration, creating milestone tasks, setting up and assigning resources, as well as using baselines and tracking progress. Real-world scenarios will solidify your understanding of different scheduling situations and how to handle them.

This course is specifically designed to instruct you on the use of the technology, as well as best-practice schedule development. The course is also a great way to jump-start your skills when they have ceased to progress, or to use as a refresher on the key functionality of the product.

Target Audience

Project managers, schedulers, and others who need to create, maintain, and track project schedules in Project Professional.

Provided with the Course

Electronic copies of our custom participant guide and quick reference guide are provided as part of this course.

What You’ll Learn:

Microsoft Project Interface Orientation

  • The user interface and Options
  • Navigating the Ribbons & Backstage
  • Navigating Views
  • Detail/Split Views
  • Moving Tasks
  • Using Auto Filter
  • Using Filters, Groups and highlighting
  • Using Outline Level
  • Turning on the Project Summary Task

Creating Projects

  • Defining the Project and Calendars
  • Building the Project Team
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating Dependencies (Including Predecessor Types and Lag)
  • Applying Constraints and Deadlines
  • Understanding Task Types
  • Entering Work and Duration Estimates (Reviewing the QRG)
  • Resource and Assignment Planning
  • Critical Path and Task Drivers
  • Baselines

Project Execution and Variance Analysis

  • Updating Task Progress
  • Analyzing the Project Variance
  • Revising the Project Plan
  • Rescheduling incomplete work