Introduction to Microsoft Project

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Microsoft Project is a powerful tool for tackling projects of all sizes. In this course, participants will learn how to set up project files, create work breakdown structures, create schedules, manage resourcing and more! 

Topics covered in this course include:

  1. Introduction to MS Project  
    1. Navigating in the software
    2. Using basic functions and commands
  1. Setting up Project Files 
    1. Creating projects
    2. Setting up calendars
    3. Setting options and preferences
    4. Saving projects
  1. Creating Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)  
    1. Creating tasks
      1. Automatically scheduled tasks
      2. Manually scheduled tasks
      3. Recurring tasks
      4. Summary tasks
    2. Creating Milestones
    3. WBS codes 
  1. Creating Schedules  
    1. Scheduling tasks
    2. Assigning precedence relationships
    3. Adding float
    4. Setting constraints
    5. Creating a critical path
  1. Resources 
    1. Creating resources
    2. Assigning resources to tasks
    3. Resource leveling
  1. Managing/Reviewing Projects 
    1. Reviewing critical paths
    2. Using the task inspector tool
    3. Creating baselines and actual schedules
    4. Viewing project status
    5. Printing reports

NOTE: This is an interactive session. Participants must have Microsoft Project 2016 or 2019 installed.  The use of a second screen or device is highly recommended.

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7


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