Microsoft Project Introduction Training Course

Audience: This course is for those who are a new user, or if you have some knowledge of Project and wish to understand of how to get the best out of the package, relative to real projects.

We are happy to arrange for a trainer to contact you to help tailor you course.

Course Duration: 1 day.

Course Availability: Monday – Saturday

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses, 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and office migrations.


Course Location: This Microsoft Project 2019 introduction training course can be delivered either at our London training venue or at your offices. 

Tailored Course Content: Course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understanding Project Terminology
  • Opening and closing Project plans
  • Tell ME
  • Modifying the Project Calendar
  • Creating Project Plans
  • Entering Tasks
  • User Controlled Scheduling 
  • Task Durations
  • Linking Tasks
  • Task Inspector
  • Understanding resource over-allocations
  • Setting the Project Baseline
  • The Tracking Toolbar
  • Tracking

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

  • Introduction to Microsoft project
  • Project terminology
  • What is the Critical path
  • Uses of baselines

Module 2: The Basics

  • Open / Closing a Project plan
  • Navigating the Project window
  • Working with the Ribbon
  • Backstage view
  • Tell me
  • Zoom Slider

Module 3: Creating a Project

  • Set the project start date
  • Working with the project’s calendar (s)
  • Difference between individual and the project calendar(s)
  • Entering Non-working time
  • Project properties
  • Saving a project

Module 4: Entering and Editing Tasks

  • Understanding & specifying the task mode (manually scheduled or auto-scheduled)
  • Adding auto-scheduled / manual tasks
  • Entering task durations
  • Visual Highlight
  • Adding milestones
  • Reordering tasks
  • Inserting & deleting tasks
  • Reordering tasks
  • Creating Summary Tasks (outlining & WBS)
  • Adding outline numbers & Project summary task
  • Task priorities
  • Task notes
  • Inactive tasks

Module 5: Linking Tasks

  • Understanding the types of links (relationships) between tasks
  • Linking Tasks
  • Modifying task relationships
  • Entering lead & lag times
  • Split tasks
  • Difference between deadlines and constraints
  • Set a deadline
  • Discuss types of constraints
  • Set a constraint

Module 6: Resourcing the Project Plan

  • Introducing the types of resources
  • Adding resources
  • Modifying the resource types
  • Assigning resources to tasks

Module 7: Additional Resource Techniques

  • Resource over-allocations
  • Viewing resource assignments and finding over-allocations
  • Task inspector
  • Resource leveling
  • Viewing the project critical path
  • Introduction to the Team planner

Module 8: Setting a Baseline

  • When to set a baseline
, Microsoft Project Introduction Training Course
, Microsoft Project Introduction Training Course