Microsoft Project Online for Project Managers

Private Group Training | 2 Days

Use the power of Microsoft Project Online to take control of your projects and achieve your business goals. This one-day course provides practical, hands-on experience with Microsoft Project Professional and Microsoft Project Online, giving you power over the creation, management, and reporting of project schedules.

We’ll cover many aspects of the system including how to analyze project information in Project Center and Project Details, as well as querying on resource capacity and demand information using the Capacity Planning views in the Resource Center. We’ll also cover the interactive update cycle and updating progress on your project.

After this course, you’ll understand the processes of project scheduling and control, and be able to implement those processes in Project Professional and Project Online. The course includes both lecture and hands-on exercises.

Target Audience
program managers, project managers, project planners, project schedulers and any individuals or teams that need to create, maintain, and track project schedules in Project Professional with Project Online.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and basic project management principles helpful.

Provided with the Course
Custom training manual, exercise booklet, exercise files, access to a Microsoft Project Online training environment for the class, access to download and install Microsoft Project Professional for duration of class.

Project Management Institute
Integent LLC is a Global Registered education provider with the Project Management Institute, and this course provides 16 PDUs.

What You’ll Learn

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Introducing Microsoft Project Online

  • What is project online
  • Project Online Terminology
  • The Project Online interactive update cycle
  • Database schemas in Project Online

Project Intake with Microsoft PPM

  • Ideas vs. Proposals
  • Creating an idea
  • Creating a Project Proposal

Project Web App Orientation

  • The Home Page
  • Working with Ribbons and Views
  • Project Center
  • Resource Center
  • Tasks and Timesheet
  • Approvals
  • Issues and Risks
  • Strategy
  • Reports
  • Managing Alerts and Reminders

Microsoft Project Interface Orientation

  • The user interface
  • Working with project files
  • Navigating the Ribbons & Backstage
  • Navigating Views
  • Detail/Split Views
  • Moving Tasks
  • Gantt Navigation
  • Using Auto-filter
  • Using Filters, Groups and highlighting
  • Using Outline Level
  • Turning on the Project Summary Task

Creating Enterprise Projects

  • Creating Projects in Project Professional
  • Defining the Project
  • Building the Project Team
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Creating Dependencies
  • Applying Constraints and Deadlines
  • Understanding Task Types
  • Creating Dependencies
  • Entering Work and Duration Estimates
  • Resource and Assignment Planning
  • Enterprise Calendars
  • Critical Path and Task Drivers
  • Resource Levelling
  • Baselines
  • Project Launch

Project Execution and Variance Analysis

  • Accepting Pending Updates
  • Analyzing Project Variance
  • Revising the Project Plan
  • Rescheduling Incomplete Work

Working with Project Center (PWA)

  • Using The Project Center Views
  • Viewing Schedule Details in PWA
  • Editing Projects in Project Web App

Working with Resource Center

  • Viewing Enterprise Resources in Resource Center
  • Resource Center Views
  • Viewing Resource Assignments
  • Working with Capacity Planning Views

Collaboration with Project Sites

  • Tracking Issues and Risks
  • Add or Edit and Issue
  • Add or Edit a Risk
  • Using the Document Library
  • Check out a Document for Editing
  • Check in a Document
  • Managing Alerts for Documents
  • Managing Alerts for Issues and Risks


  • Creating Reports in Project Online

Resource Engagements

  • Creating Resource Engagements
  • Reviewing and Fulfilling Engagement Requests

Working with Project Templates

  • Creating Project Templates
  • Using Generic Resources in Templates
  • Using Templates with Enterprise Project Types