Course Description

In this 2-day hands-on course students learn to develop a project plan with tasks, resources and assignments. Other topics include updating project plans, tracking progress, determining the critical path, saving the baseline, creating visual reports and views, and reusing project plan information.

Course Outline

  • Microsoft Project Overview
  • The Project Interface
  • Creating a New Project Plan
  • Creating a Task List
    • Durations
    • Milestones
    • Linking Tasks
    • Manual versus Automatic Scheduling
    • Project Calendar
  • Setting Up Resources
    • Entering Resource Information
    • Resource Pay Rates
    • Adjusting Work Times
    • Cost Resources
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
    • Duration, Units and Work
  • Critical Path
  • Viewing the Project Plan
    • Gantt Chart View
    • Timeline View
    • Copying and Printing Views
  • Baseline
    • Saving Baselines
    • Interim Plans
  • Tracking Progress on Tasks
    • Methods of Tracking Progress
    • Comparing Actual to Baseline
    • Rescheduling Incomplete Work
  • Task Details
    • Task Relationships
    • Task Constraints
    • Adjusting Working Time
    • Task Types
    • Deadlines
    • Fixed Costs
    • Recurring Tasks
    • Inactivating Tasks
  • Resource Details
    • Resource Calendars
    • Multiple Pay Rates
    • Overtime
  • Assignment Details
    • Delaying the Start of an Assignment
    • Assignment Contours
    • Resource Capacity
    • Team Planner View
  • Updating the Project Plan
    • Resource Allocations over Time
    • Resource Leveling
  • Reports, Filters and Sorting
  • Using a Resource Pool
  • Consolidating Projects

Additional Information

This course is delivered in Project 2013 but is relevant for Project 2010 users also.


There are no prerequisites for this course but students should be experienced Office users.


12 Hours | 2 Days or 4 Nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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