Microsoft Project – Part 1

Welcome to Microsoft Project: Part 1. This course is designed to familiarise you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead 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.

Course Objectives:
In this course, you will learn to create and engage in basic management of a project using Microsoft Project Professional. You will:

  • Identify project management concepts and navigate the Project environment.
  • Create and define a new project plan.
  • Create and organise tasks.
  • Manage resources in a project plan.
  • Finalise a project plan.

Target Student:
This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts and who is responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. The course will give the student a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project necessary to create and save project plans.

To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic project management knowledge and skills. You should also have basic knowledge and skills for using any current Windows operating system. Finally, you should have competency in using other Microsoft Office applications.

Course Content

Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Identify Project Management Concepts
  • Navigate the Microsoft Project Environment

Defining a Project

  • Create a New Project Plan
  • Define a Project
  • Assign a Project Calendar

Creating and Organising Tasks

  • Add Tasks to a Project Plan
  • Import Tasks From Other Programs
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Define Task Relationships
  • Schedule Tasks

Managing Project Plan Resources

  • Add Resources to a Project Plan
  • Create a Resource Calendar
  • Enter Costs for Resources
  • Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Resolve Resource Conflicts

Finalising a Project Plan

  • Optimise a Project Plan
  • Set a Baseline
  • Share a Project Plan