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Microsoft Project Step by Step: Planning for successful project management (Video)

Microsoft Project Step by Step: Planning for successful project management (Video)

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  • Copyright 2023
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-816677-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-816677-9

Over 5 Hours of Video Instruction


This Microsoft Project Step by Step video is designed to guide you, step-by-step, in planning for successful project management.

This video focuses on the skills necessary to:

  • List the benefits of scheduling in Microsoft Project
  • Navigate and manipulate the Project user interface
  • Recall the steps in setting up a new plan and modifying the project calendar
  • Create an organized task list with estimates and recognize types of tasks
  • Configure work resources and modify capacity or pay rates
  • Identify situations where a cost resource should be used
  • Assign resources to tasks and control work calculations
  • Explain the importance of saving a baseline
  • Track task progress following the schedule or with actual variances
  • Produce customized views and reports
  • Locate key plan information to address questions by others

Topics Include:

Lesson 1: Learn about Project and Project Management

Lesson 2: Become familiar with the interface and plan overview features

Lesson 3: Define the steps in plan creation

Lesson 4: Build an organized task list and create dependencies

Lesson 5: Develop work and cost resources

Lesson 6: Assign resources to tasks

Lesson 7: Format and share your plan

Lesson 8: Set a baseline and apply common tracking methods

Skill Level:

  • Beginner - Intermediate

Who Should Take This Course:

  • New users of Microsoft Project
  • Project managers and Project Management Professionals (PMPs)
  • Schedulers
  • Self-taught users
  • Experienced users trying to keep up to date on features
  • Users of Microsoft Project Online desktop client (subscribers)
  • Users of Microsoft Project 2013-Project 2021

Course Requirements:

  • No experience is required to attend this course.
  • General project management knowledge would be helpful.
  • Basic exposure to Microsoft Project would be helpful.

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Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Learn about Project and Project Management

     1.1 Describe the benefits of scheduling

     1.2 List and differentiate the items in the Project family

     1.3 Learn about the new features

     1.4 Define project management

Lesson 2: Become familiar with the interface and plan overview features

     2.1 Explore the Project user interface

     2.2 Manage files and set options in the Backstage view

     2.3 Work with schedule details in views

     2.4 Use reports to check a plan's status

Lesson 3: Define the steps in plan creation

     3.1 Create a new plan and set its start date

     3.2 Set nonworking days in the project calendar

     3.3 Enter the plan title and other properties

Lesson 4: Build an organized task list and create dependencies

     4.1 Create tasks

     4.2 Switch task scheduling from manual to automatic

     4.3 Enter task durations and estimates

     4.4 Enter milestone tasks

     4.5 Create summary tasks to outline the plan

     4.6 Link tasks to create dependencies

     4.7 Check a plan's duration and finish date

     4.8 Document task information

Lesson 5: Develop work and cost resources

     5.1 Set up work resources

     5.2 Enter the maximum capacity for work resources

     5.3 Enter work resource pay rates

     5.4 Adjust working time in a resource calendar

     5.5 Set up cost resources

     5.6 Document resources by using notes

Lesson 6: Assign resources to tasks

     6.1 Assign work resources to tasks

     6.2 Control work when adding or removing resource assignments

     6.3 Assign cost resources to tasks

     6.4 Check the plan after assigning resources

Lesson 7: Format and share your plan

     7.1 Customize a Gantt chart view

     7.2 Add tasks to a Timeline view

     7.3 Customize reports

     7.4 Copy views and reports

     7.5 Print views and reports

Lesson 8: Set a baseline and apply common tracking methods

     8.1 Understand progress tracking

     8.2 Save a baseline of your plan

     8.3 Track a plan as scheduled

     8.4 Enter a task's completion percentage

     8.5 Enter actual values for tasks



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