Course Description

This course is designed to help project managers in planning, executing, and managing projects of all sizes by learning how to develop a plan, create tasks, assign resources, manage a budget, and track progress in Microsoft Office Project.


This course is meant for users new to Microsoft Project, those upgrading from previous versions, anyone new to a project management role, and anyone who wants to learn about project management and Microsoft Project.


It is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows® and understand how to manage files. It is also helpful to have a fundamental understanding of the principles of project management.

Topics and Course Content

  • Overview of Project Management and Microsoft Project® Fundamentals
  • Entering and Scheduling Tasks
  • Gantt Chart wizard
  • Entering and Assigning Resources
  • Viewing the Project Database
  • Update and View Project Progress
  • Balancing Project Progress
  • Project Reports
  • Working with Multiple Projects
  • Customizing Project
  • Comprehensive Review

Learning Goals and Results

At the conclusion of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Define project phases deliverables and detailed tasks
  • Develop a plan for a project
  • Create a project using the Microsoft Project program
  • Identify project costs and determine contingencies
  • Manage, assign, and track resources
  • Work with deadlines and constraints
  • Use and work with dependencies
  • Apply the tools to report on progress updates
  • Create baselines and interim plans
  • Run reports

Time Investment

This class is 40 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over the course of 10 consecutive weeks.

Please Note: Course content and time investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.