Project 101 – Microsoft Project Introduction

Class Description
In our 2-day Microsoft Project101 Participants will spend time getting comfortable with the Project user interface, including project views and the ribbon. Participants 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 instructors are industry professionals and will not only teach Participants the program but will also teach Participants pitfalls, best practices, and shortcuts.  They are well versed in Microsoft Project and will teach Participants how to increase Participants proficiency and how to work smart within the application.  After the Microsoft Project 101 class, Participants will have the expertise Participants need to take Participants skills to the next level!

Course Benefits

  • Create and manage simple projects
  • Enter and manage tasks
  • Work with a project calendar
  • Add and manage project resources and work with the resource sheet
  • Create basic reports for Students project

Suggested Prerequisites
Basic computer skills.
We also recommend that you have the MS Project software before starting the class.

Course Outline

  • Project components
  • Mapping a project
  • Starting a project
  • The Ribbon
  • The Backstage view
  • Tour of the Quick Access toolbar
  • Basic formatting
  • Project start date
  • Creating a project calendar
  • Connecting a calendar to a project
  • Formatting the timeline to match a custom calendar
  • Creating a task
  • Entering durations
  • Scheduling tasks
  • Milestone tasks
  • Linking tasks
  • Adding notes to tasks
  • Add a Calendar to a task
  • The resource sheet
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Viewing a project
  • Reviewing and making adjustments to a project
  • Setting a baseline
  • Viewing the baseline
  • Recording progress
  • Reporting on projects
  • Sending data to Excel

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.