Microsoft Project Basic (2016, 2019/2021)

Formats: 4-hour virtual course  |  1-day instructor-led onsite

This course is designed to familiarize yourself with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project®. It covers the critical skills needed to create a project plan with Project during the planning phase of a project. This course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.

Learning Objectives »

  • Identify project management concepts and navigate Microsoft Project® Professional
  • Create a new project plan
  • Add tasks to a project
  • Manage task relationships within a project
  • Manage project resources
  • Finalize a project plan

Course Agenda »

Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  1. Identify Project Management Concepts
  2. Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment

Defining a Project

  1. Create a New Project Plan File
  2. Set Project Plan Options
  3. Assign a Project Calendar

Adding Project Tasks

  1. Add Tasks to a Project Plan
  2. Enter Task Duration Estimates

Managing Tasks

  1. Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  2. Define Task Relationships
  3. Schedule Tasks

Managing Project Resources

  1. Add Resources to a Project
  2. Create a Resource Calendar
  3. Enter Costs for Resources
  4. Assign Resources to Tasks
  5. Resolve Resource Conflicts

Finalizing a Project Plan

  1. Optimize a Project Plan
  2. Set a Baseline
  3. Share a Project Plan