Project Basic

Course Description

Microsoft Project Basic

icon_projectMicrosoft Project is a great tool for organizing projects, people, and assets. This class introduces the program and demonstrates best practices in developing a project plan.

Training Class Goal

Students exiting this class will have skills for developing a project plan in Microsoft Project.


This class is designed for students with solid foundational computer skills and basic project management experience.

Topics Covered

  • Explore the Microsoft Project environment
  • Display an existing project plan in different views

Creating a Project Plan

  • Create a new project plan
  • Assign a project calendar
  • Add tasks to the project plan
  • Enter the task duration estimates
  • Add resources in the project plan

Managing Tasks in a Project Plan

  • Outline tasks
  • Add a recurring task
  • Link dependent tasks
  • Set a constraint to a task
  • Set a task deadline
  • Add notes to a task

Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Create a resource calendar
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Assign additional resources to a task
  • Enter costs for resources
  • Enter values for budget resources
  • Resolve resource conflicts

Finalizing the Project Plan

  • Display the critical path
  • Shorten the project duration
  • Set a baseline
  • Print a project summary report

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