Using best practices in project management can be difficult in the real world. This course combines both concepts to help with the understanding of what Microsoft Project software is doing in the background and how to utilize it for your projects.

Course Instructor: Ashley Hunt

Course Outline

01. Navigating MS Project 2019

  • The Task tab
  • The Resource tab
  • The Project tab
  • The View tab
  • The Format tab
  • Display a View

02. Create and schedule a new project

  • Define file properties for your project
  • Manual and automatic scheduling overview
  • How does the project start date affect the schedule?
  • How do calendars affect the schedule?
  • Set the working times for resources or tasks on the project
  • Add a holiday to the project calendar
  • Create a calendar for a task within Project
  • Create a new task
  • Create multiple tasks
  • Create a recurring task
  • Tips for working with tasks
  • Choose a method to organize your tasks
  • Task summary name field: New 2019
  • Link tasks using a drop-down menu: New 2019
  • Link tasks in the Gantt Chart view
  • Link tasks in the Network Diagram view
  • Link tasks in the Calendar view
  • Turn autolinking on or off
  • About linking manually scheduled tasks
  • Constraints and deadlines

03. Add resources to your project

  • Set the working times for resources or tasks on the project
  • Effort driven scheduling and task types
  • Enter cost rates for a work resource
  • Enter a per-use cost for a work resource
  • Enter a fixed cost for a task or for the project
  • Enter costs for a cost resource
  • Enter a rate for a material resource
  • Enter a per-use cost for a material resource

04. View and track scheduling factors

  • Find the critical path and slack
  • Timeline bar labels and task progress: new 2019
  • View team work
  • Move a task to a different time in the schedule
  • View and track scheduling factors
  • Update actual start and finish dates
  • Update actual work
  • Update actual and remaining duration
  • Update percent complete and percent work complete
  • Quickly update tasks to 100% complete
  • Quickly update tasks to scheduled percent complete
  • Tracking performance with earned value

05. Creating reports

  • Print a report
  • Optimize a view for printing
  • Print a basic report

06. Overview of master projects

  • What are master projects?
  • Work with subprojects in a master project
  • How resources are affected when you combine files
  • Create a resource pool for sharing resources across projects

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Setup a project
  • Setup the schedule and calendar
  • Create and work with tasks
  • Add and work with resources
  • Update durations and track performance
  • Monitoring and controlling your project plan and providing reports to stakeholders
  • Better understand master projects, work with subprojects, and create resource pools