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Microsoft Project - All You Need to Know

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Microsoft Project - All You Need to Know

Project Management; Team Management; Planning

updated on icon Updated on May, 2024

language icon Language - English

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English [CC]

category icon Microsoft Project,Office Productivity

Lectures -17

Duration -2 hours



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Course Description

Microsoft Project is a project management software product, developed and sold by Microsoft. It is designed to assist a both a project manager and any individual in developing a schedule, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads. Wikipedia

It is also a tool designed for personal planning both for simple and complex projects or activities.

CASE STUDIES – Using Fictional Name called John

John wants to build a storage and he starts building and later figures he does not have all the materials he needs and that he will need more specialist people to complete some part. He becomes confused since he now realizes his budget may not be enough.

-What should John consider doing?

Course Modules / Structure

The Course is divided into 4 Modules:

Module 1 - Introduction to Microsoft Project and Its Environment

Module 2 – Building a Project Plan (Tasks & Planning)

Module 3 – Resources, Milestones, Baseline

Module 4 – Project Views, Reporting, Dashboard

Pre-Requirements and Target Audience

The course is designed for both beginners who do not have any prior background in Ms-Project, and for intermediate-level people who also wish to extend their practical/hands-on skills and knowledge. Also for some experts who wish to explore additional knowledge areas from this course.

To achieve or fully take advantage of this course, you need to have some prior knowledge of Windows operating system environments.

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What will you learn in this course:

What You will learn in this course (Takeaways)

In this course, we will utilize a practical or hands-on approach and learn the following:

  • Will Earn you 2 or more PDUs for your PMP Certification renewal
  • Definition of Microsoft Project
  • Applications of Microsoft Project
  • Why is Microsoft Project Important (Benefits)
  • Starting the Microsoft Project Application
  • Understand the Microsoft Project Window Environment
  • Building a Plan in Microsoft Project
  • Working with Tasks and Durations
  • Linking Tasks - Dependencies
  • Assigning Resources
  • Defining Baseline, Milestones, Critical Paths
  • Working with Project Views – Tasks/Resource views, Timescale,
  • Project Reporting and Dashboard


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic knowledge of using a windows operating system interface like Windows 10 or any other windows
  • Ensure you have MS Project installed on your laptop or computer via Microsoft Office package (e.g. Ms Office 365 or any other)
  • A laptop or desktop computer
Microsoft Project - All You Need to Know


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

General Introduction and Course Description
1 Lectures
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Introduction to Microsoft Project and Its Environment
3 Lectures
Building a Project Plan (Tasks & Planning)
5 Lectures
Resources, Milestones, Baseline
5 Lectures
Project Views, Reporting, Dashboard
3 Lectures

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Fredrick Ezeh

Fredrick Ezeh

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