Microsoft Project 2019/2021/365: Part 12024-03-22T10:47:01-04:00

Summary

Microsoft Project 2019/2021/365: Part 1

Welcome to Microsoft® Project® 2019/2021/365: Part 1. This course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project so you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

This course covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Project during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if your supervisor assigns you to lead a project, this course will enable you to draft a project plan with Project and share it with your supervisor (and others) for review and approval.

Note: This course is for anyone who has Project on the desktop, regardless of whether they purchased an “on-premise” edition or subscribed to a “cloud-based” (online) edition. Most project managers and project team members use the desktop application, so that is the main focus of this course. The main features of the online app are presented in an appendix.

This material will benefit users of any current version of Microsoft Office, and of the Microsoft Project desktop software. The classroom environment setup uses the Project 2019 desktop software.

This course is the first part of a two-course series that covers the skills needed to gain a foundational understanding of Project.
– Microsoft Project 2019/2021/365: Part 1 (this course)
– Microsoft Project 2019/2021/365: Part 2

Completion of this course will earn 0.6 CEUs.

  • Dates: Apr 15, 2024
  • Times: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (EST)
  • Location: Lexington
  • Seats: 9
  • Price: $350

Introduction

Course Objectives:
In this course, you will be able to construct basic project plans using Microsoft Project.
You will:
– Identify project management concepts and navigate Microsoft Project Professional
– Create a new project plan
– Add tasks to a project
– Manage task relationships within a project
– Manage project resources
– Finalize a project plan

Target Student:
This course is designed for a person with an understanding of project management concepts, as well as general desktop computer skills, and who will be responsible for creating and maintaining project plans. This course will give you the fundamental understanding of Microsoft Project necessary to construct basic project plans.

Prerequisites:
To ensure your success in this course, you should have basic knowledge and skills using the Microsoft® Windows® operating system—preferably the most current version. While you do not need to be an expert, some experience and competency with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel®, will be useful. Finally, having a foundational knowledge of project management concepts will help prepare you for working with Microsoft Project.

You can take any of the following course offerings from Logical Operations to attain the requisite knowledge and skills:
– Using Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Second Edition)
– Microsoft® Office Word: Part 1 (any current version)
– Microsoft® Office Excel®: Part 1 (any current version)
– Project Management Fundamentals (Third Edition)

Outline

  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

    • Topic A: Identify Project Management Concepts
    • Topic B: Navigate in the Microsoft Project Desktop Environment
  • Lesson 2: Defining a Project

    • Topic A: Create a New Project Plan
    • Topic B: Set Project Plan Options
    • Topic C: Assign a Project Calendar
  • Lesson 3: Adding Project Tasks

    • Topic A: Add Tasks to a Project Plan
    • Topic B: Enter Task Duration Estimates
  • Lesson 4: Managing Tasks

    • Topic A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Topic B: Define Task Relationships
    • Topic C: Schedule Tasks
  • Lesson 5: Managing Project Resources

    • Topic A: Add Resources to a Project
    • Topic B: Create a Resource Calendar
    • Topic C: Enter Costs for Resources
    • Topic D: Assign Resources to Tasks
    • Topic E: Resolve Resource Conflicts
  • Lesson 6: Finalizing a Project Plan

    • Topic A: Optimize a Project Plan
    • Topic B: Set a Baseline
    • Topic C: Share a Project Plan
  • Appendix A: Using Project in the Cloud

    • Topic A: Navigate in Project for the Web and Project Online
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