Microsoft Project


Participants will learn the basic skills necessary to use the Project for Windows Program. Students will learn how to use Microsoft Project for Windows to assist them with project planning. This course meets the Microsoft Proficiency Guidelines for Microsoft Project at the Expert level.
Project management is a complex field that can involve subjective decision making. There is not one way to teach project management, and our courseware is not designed to teach all techniques nor to cover every aspect of project management. Rather, it sets up situations and examples that will best showcase the features and functionality of the MS Project software.


Windows (95/98/NT4/2K/XP) introduction, or equivalent knowledge,
Students should have some project management experience and be familiar with terms such as Gantt Chart, PERT Chart, task, critical path, and resource. No knowledge of Microsoft Project for Windows is required

What should you be familiar with?

Session Length

1 Day, 9:00am to 4:30pm


This session is conducted either on site, or at our training rooms.

Topics Covered in this session

          Introduction to project management and Microsoft Project
          Project planning
          Examining major screen elements in the Gantt Chart view

          Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

          Entering tasks
          Building the Work Breakdown Structure outline
          Determining the duration of work

          Sequencing tasks

          The PERT Chart and sequencing of tasks
          Modifying predecessor-successor relationships

          Assigning resources to tasks

          Creating a base calendar for your organization
          Creating a resource pool and copying the Resource Sheet
          Assigning resources to the project
          Working with costs
          Working with views and tables
          The Calendar view
          Customizing views

          Finalizing the schedule

          Adjusting task schedules
          Resolving resource conflicts

          Sorting and filtering

          Sorting project data
          Filtering project data


          A diagram of a project

Performance-based objectives
  • Identify the steps involved in project planning and become familiar with project management software by learning how to use the Microsoft Project desktop.
  • Build a project Work Breakdown Structure by entering project tasks, creating an outline, and entering task durations.
  • Create and modify task relationships by linking tasks and attaching task constraints.
  • Staff a project by creating a company calendar, entering the resource pool into the Resource Sheet, assigning resources to tasks, and entering resource costs using the cost table.
  • Work with different views and tables by customizing the Calendar View, formatting the Gantt Chart, and modifying standard, default tables.
  • Resolve time and resource conflicts by shortening the length of a project's critical path and using the Level Now command.
  • Sort and filter project data effectively by sorting data in a sheet using the Sort dialog box and by viewing the data that meets specific criteria using filters.

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