Introduction to Microsoft Project: Getting Started

Introduction to Microsoft Project: Getting Started

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Course Length: 2 days
Delivery Methods: Multiple delivery options
Course Benefits
  • Learn to create and manage simple projects.
  • Learn to enter and manage tasks.
  • Learn to work with a project calendar.
  • Learn to add and manage project resources and work with the resource sheet.
  • Learn to create basic reports for your project.
Available Delivery Methods
Public Class
Public expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Guaranteed to run .
Private Class
Private classes are delivered for groups at your offices or a location of your choice.
Course Overview

In this Introduction to Microsoft Project class, students will spend time getting comfortable with the Project user interface, including project views and the ribbon. They will also learn to enter, organize, and link tasks, work with resources, create basic reports, and create projects independently. The course allows time to practice fundamental basic skills essential for efficient use of this program.

Our public classes use the most current version of the software, but if you’re on an earlier version, our instructor will point out any differences. For private classes, we will use the version of the software you use in your office.

Course Outline
  1. Components of a Project
    1. Project Components
    2. Demo and Exercise Projects Used in This Course
      1. Demo Case Study
      2. Exercise Case Study
  2. Getting around Microsoft Project 2019
    1. Starting Project
    2. The Ribbon
      1. Tabs
      2. Groups
      3. Commands
      4. Hiding the Ribbon
    3. The Backstage View
      1. Save, Save as, Open, Close
      2. Info
      3. Recent
      4. New
      5. Print
      6. Save & Send
      7. Help
      8. Options
      9. Exit
    4. Tour of the Quick Access Toolbar
      1. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
    5. Basic Formatting
      1. Clipboard Group
  3. Calendars
    1. Project Calendar Start Date
      1. Setting Project to Auto Schedule New Tasks
      2. Setting the Start Date
    2. Creating a Project Calendar
      1. Custom Project Calendars
      2. Connecting a Calendar to a Project
  4. Working with Tasks
    1. Creating a Task
      1. Creating Summary Tasks
    2. Entering Durations
    3. Scheduling Tasks
    4. Milestone Tasks
    5. Linking Tasks
    6. Adding Notes to Tasks
  5. Creating and Working with Resources
    1. The Resource Sheet
      1. Entering Work Resources
      2. Entering Material Resources
      3. Entering Cost Resources
    2. Assigning Resources to Tasks
  6. Managing a Project
    1. Viewing a Project
    2. Reviewing and Making Adjustments to a Project
      1. The Project Timeline
      2. The Project Calendar
      3. Adjusting Tasks
    3. Setting a Baseline
    4. Viewing the Baseline
    5. Recording Progress
    6. Reporting on Projects
Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

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