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Microsoft Project 2019/365 - Part 1

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Why study this course

Microsoft Project is one of the most popular scheduling and project management programs on the market.

This course covers the basics of using Microsoft Project 2019/365 and how to set up a simple project, including how to configure the project calendar, tasks, resources, and more.

Note: Project 2019 and Project 365 are both desktop application versions of Microsoft Project. Project 2019 is the perpetual, bought-outright, stand-alone version of the software; Project 365 is the subscription-based version. Anyone working with either Project 2019 or Project 365 will be able to successfully complete this course. Throughout this course you will be using the Desktop app; the course does not cover use of the Web/Online app.

You may also be interested in our Microsoft Project 2019/365 - Part 2 course which covers advanced features and skills.

After completion of this course you may also be interested in our Agile Project Management Foundation and PRINCE2 Foundation courses.

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What you’ll learn

At the completion of this course you should be comfortable with:

  • starting a project

  • working with project calendars

  • working with project tasks

  • working with project resources

  • delivering a project plan

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who need to know how to use Microsoft Project 2019/365 to manage projects and elements such as calendar, tasks, resources, and more associated with projects.

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Course subjects

Lesson 1: Starting a Microsoft Project

TOPIC A: Project Management 101

  • Projects

  • Project Management

  • Project Management Processes

  • Project Management Knowledge Areas

  • Triple Constraint

  • Project Sponsors and Stakeholders

TOPIC B: Navigate and Customise the Microsoft Project Interface

  • The Start Screen

  • Methods for Creating New Projects

  • Gantt Chart View

  • The View Bar

  • The Microsoft Project Interface

  • The Ribbon Interface

  • The Quick Access Toolbar

  • The Status Bar

  • The Timeline

  • Getting Help with Tell Me

TOPIC C: Add Tasks to a Project

  • Project Tasks

  • Manually Scheduled vs. Auto Scheduled Tasks

  • Task Information Dialog Box

  • Task Durations

  • Task Links

  • Inactivating Tasks

TOPIC D: Add Resources to a Project

  • Project Resources

  • Resource Sheet View

  • Resource Information Dialog Box

  • Types of Resources

  • Resource Pools

TOPIC E: Save a Project

  • Places to Save Projects

  • Save Options

Lesson 2: Working with Project Calendars

TOPIC A: Manage Project Time Frames

  • The Project Information Dialog Box

  • Project Start and Finish Dates

  • Current Date

  • Base Calendars

TOPIC B: Change Working Time

  • The Change Working Time Dialog Box

  • The Legend

  • Working vs. Non-working Times

  • Exceptions

  • Exception Recurrence

Lesson 3: Working with Project Tasks

TOPIC A: Manage Project Tasks

  • Task Information Dialog Box

  • General Task Information

  • Task Predecessors

  • Resources to Accomplish Tasks

  • Advanced Task Information

  • Task Constraints

  • Task Notes

TOPIC B: Add Summary Tasks and Milestones

  • Summary Tasks and Subtasks

  • Project Summary Task

  • Outline Numbers

  • Task Milestones

Lesson 4: Working with Project Resources

TOPIC A: Manage Project Resources

  • Resource Information Dialog Box

  • General Resource Information

  • Resource Costs

  • Resource Notes

TOPIC B: Allocate and Level Work Resources

  • Team Planner

  • Managing Unassigned Tasks

  • Resource Allocation and Overallocation

  • Levelling Resources

  • Changing and Removing Assigned Resources

  • Replacing Resources

Lesson 5: Delivering a Project Plan

TOPIC A: Print Project Views

  • Prepare a View for Printing

  • Printing Options

TOPIC B: Share Projects

  • Share Category of Backstage View

  • Sync with SharePoint

  • Emailing a Project

TOPIC C: Export Projects

  • Export Category of Backstage View

  • Exporting Options


This course assumes the user understands the basics of using a Windows-based computer. Students should be comfortable using the keyboard, mouse, and Start menu. Understanding and experience with printing and using a web browser is an asset, but not required. No previous experience with other versions of Microsoft Project is necessary.

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