Introduction to Microsoft® Project

***This course is delivered remotely in smaller half-day segments and has a temporary three-day duration.***

2 days

Project managers, Project Team leads, Human Resource Managers, or any Project Team members responsible for project plan creation, tracking, and maintenance.
This course requires the following prerequisites:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows
  • Knowledge or experience of project management theory, processes and techniques is helpful, but not essential, for this course.

Project is the newest version of Microsoft's project management application, and it’s gotten quite the makeover! This foundation-level course provides a good overview of the basics of using Project, as well as information on planning a project. Whether you're using Project for the first time, or have been using it for years, this course will help you make the most of Project’s new features. 

Highlights of the course include information on Project’s new scheduling options, new formatting tools, the Timescale view, and improved data management tools (such as sorting, grouping, outlining, and highlighting), plus a complete overview of Project’s new ribbon-based interface.


Section 1: Getting Started

  • Starting Out
  • Meeting Project
  • Managing Project Files
  • Creating a Project
  • Creating Tasks
  • Getting Help in Project

Section 2: Using and Customizing the Project Interface

  • Getting Acquainted
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Tabs and Groups
  • Customizing the Ribbon

Section 3: The Project Tabs

  • The Task Tab
  • The Resource Tab
  • The Project Tab
  • The View Tab
  • Contextual Tabs, Part One
  • Contextual Tabs, Part Two

Section 4: Creating a Basic Project

  • Creating a Project
  • Working with Tasks
  • Adding Advanced Task Information
  • Creating Milestones, Constraints, and Deadlines
  • Working with Tasks, Part One
  • Working with Tasks, Part Two

Section 5: Updating and Polishing Your Project

  • Updating the Project
  • Basic Editing Tasks
  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting the Gantt Chart

Section 6: Printing and Viewing a Project

  • Arranging Windows
  • Changing How You View Data
  • Changing Your View Scope
  • Finishing Your Project
Skills Taught: 
  • Create a project plan containing tasks.
  • Organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships.
  • Create and assign resources to the project tasks.
  • Add additional details to finalize the project.
  • Learn how to implement & track the project plan.