Microsoft Project Level 1 (Basic)
(2013, 2016, 2019, 365)



Course Length: 12 hours (2 days)
Project is one of the most popular scheduling and project management programs on the market. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this course, users should be comfortable with creating a basic project with tasks, resources, a customized calendar, and customized views. You will:
  • Learn about project management processes
  • Add tasks to a project
  • Work with Project calendars
  • Manage time frames and change working times
  • Add task constraints, summary tasks, and milestones
  • Generate different project views
  • Outline, filter and group data
  • Format and share the timeline view
  • Deliver a Project plan
  • Share and export projects
Target Student:
This course is intended to help all novice computer users get up to speed quickly. We will cover the basics of project management and how to set up a simple project, including how to configure the project calendar, tasks, resources, and more.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project
Understand Project Management Concepts
Navigate and Customize the Project Interface
Review the Ribbons and Tabs
Understand Project Views
Open, Close, and Save Projects
Create a Project from a Template

Section 2: Creating a Project Plan
Set Project Preferences
Set Project Information
Understand Project Calendars
Create, Edit, and Delete Calendars
Change Working Time
Create Exceptions and Recurring Exceptions

Section 3: Adding Tasks to a Project
Understand Manual vs. Auto Scheduled Tasks
Add and Remove Fields from a View
Create a Task List
Move, Edit, and Delete Tasks
Display Task Information
Create Phases
Set Task Durations

Section 4: Working with Tasks
Add Task Notes
Scroll to Task
Add Deadlines
Add Milestones
Set Recurring Tasks
Inactivate a Task
View the Task Sheet
Display the Project Summary Task
Display and Hide Summary Tasks

Section 5: Working with Task Dependencies
Understand Dependency Types
Create, Modify and Delete Task Dependencies
Change the Dependency Type

Section 6: Working with Task Types and Constraints
Task Type Settings
Change Task Types
Understand Task Constraint Types
Add the Constraint Type Field to Gantt Chart View
Modify Constraint Types

Section 7: Managing Resources and Costs in a Project
Resource Assignment Concepts
Understand Resource Types
Enter Resource Costing
Assign Resources
Remove and Replace Resources
Use the Team Planner View to Assign Resources
Work with Project Calendars
Work with Resource Calendars
Work with Task Calendars
Understand Effort Driven Scheduling/Tasks

Section 8: Tracking Project Progress
Track Task Progress
Update Tasks
Update the Remaining Schedule
Compare Baseline and Actual Data
Display the Critical Path

Section 9: Sorting, Filtering, Highlighting, and Grouping
Sort Views
Filter Views
Group Tasks and Resources
Highlight Tasks and Resources

Section 10: Working with the Project Timeline
Add Tasks to the Timeline
Change Tasks to Callouts
Format the Timeline
Remove Tasks from the Timeline
Share the Timeline

Section 11: Formatting the Project Environment
Format Views
Format the Gantt Chart
Apply a Gantt Chart Style

Section 12: Printing Project Information
Page Setup Options
Headers and Footers
Add a Logo
Print Project Information
Share Your Project Information

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