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Microsoft Project

Participants will learn to work effectively with Microsoft Project's features such as scheduling, work with project tasks and critical path, manage project resources, work with calendars and resources, and track project progress. This hands-on program is also aimed at increasing the participant's confidence and knowledge in working with resource pools, managing future tasks, consolidating projects, working with importing and exporting data to/from other applications, and modifying the Microsoft Project environment.

Prerequisites: Some knowledge of basic project management techniques along with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Excel and Word.


By the end of this course, participants will be familiar with the following topics:

  • The Project Management Process and Microsoft Project
  • Learning Project Basics
  • Create and Manage a Project
  • Building a Project Plan
  • Creating a Project Plan File and Calendar
  • Adding and Organizing Tasks
  • Scheduling the Project by Linking Tasks
  • Listing the Resources You Need
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Enhancing Task and Resource Information
  • Finalizing and Launching a Project
  • Reviewing and Adjusting the Plan
  • Setting the Baseline and Tracking Work
  • Reviewing and Sharing Results
  • Using and Printing Views
  • Reporting Project Information
  • Other Ways to Share and Communicate
  • Enhancing Control with Resource Pools and Master Projects
  • Slight Differences between Windows Versions
  • Special Situations

Who Should Attend:

Project managers and others who need to know how to use MS-Project to create, analyze and track project plans.

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