Project Management with Microsoft Project

After attending this course you will be able to…

Efficiently use Microsoft Project to plan and manage projects from inception through close out in any industry, government or non-profit organization.

Course Number: 2033-MSP001
Course Length: 2 Days
This Course is Available For: Microsoft Project 2010, Microsoft Project 2013, Microsoft Project 2016, Project Pro for Office 365
This Course is Available as: On-site training at your location or online. Online sessions are scheduled for groups at agreed-to times.


Course Materials:

All attendees receive a 180- to 250-page (depending on the version of Microsoft Project being used) Schedule Associates exclusive reference manual developed after years of working with project managers to understand what they would find most helpful in learning how to use the software. The reference manual is specifically designed to be easy to follow along in, to provide quick access to needed information and to provide guidance in using Microsoft Project in planning and managing projects back in the workplace.


Who Would Benefit From Attending:

This course is beneficial for those with some familiarity of project management who are being given increasing responsibility for managing projects and are looking for a software tool to help them do so. This may include project managers, business or systems analysts, resource managers, business/IT liaisons, developers, manufacturing engineers, help desk managers, product managers, scientists, network engineers and technicians, quality assurance personnel, and anyone else given responsibility for completing projects.


Course Credits:

Attendees will receive credit for 14 contact hours of project management training good toward PMI®‘s CAPM or PMP® project management certification.

PMP®s will receive 14 PDUs good toward re-certification.


Course Agenda:

Day One

Introductions and Course Objectives
Project Management and Microsoft Project
Getting Oriented in Microsoft Project
Develop a Plan for the Project

Setting Up the Project
Defining Project Scope
Case Study-Defining Project Scope
Sequencing the Work
Case Study-Building a Network Diagram

Day Two

Day One Review

Building the Team of Resources
Assigning Resources to Tasks
Tailoring Schedule Calculations to fit the Work Environment
Entering Fixed Costs
Case Study-Assigning Resources

Optimize the Plan

Understanding the Project Plan
Planning for Uncertainty
Improving the Schedule
Optimizing the Use of Resources
Establishing the Baseline
Case Study-Evaluating & Optimizing the Schedule

Communicate the Plan

Communicating the Plan to Others

Execute the Plan

Preparing to Track Progress
Entering Actuals
Revising the Plan
Evaluating Project Status

Putting What We’ve Learned to Use


Course Format:

A mix of demonstrations in Microsoft Project, explanation of concepts on flip charts or whiteboards and case studies performed in Microsoft Project to combine project management concepts with the use of the software. The presentation of concepts is followed by hands-on case studies in which participants can confirm their understanding of how to use Microsoft Project to implement what they’ve just learned.



Some familiarity with project management concepts is assumed. If attendees have not had prior project management training it can be helpful to schedule a session of Project Management Principles and Practices or Project Management for Non-Project Managers prior to hosting this course.

Attendees should also be familiar with how to navigate around Microsoft Windows applications prior to class.


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