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Course duration

(we will customise to your learning requirements and timeframe)

Target audience

This Microsoft Project Introduction course is designed for those who need to know how to develop and keep track of projects using Microsoft Project. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to create a project plan, assign resources to the project and keep track of its progress using the Gantt chart.

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Course Objectives

At the end of the MS Project Introduction course participants will be able to:

  • Understand and use the basic features of MS Project
  • Create a project plan
  • Set up and use Project and Resource calendars
  • Work with and create task relationships, constraints and deadlines
  • Format the Gantt chart
  • Allocate and manage resources
  • Record, track and evaluate the projects progress
  • Print Gantt charts and reports

Introduction to Project

  • Overview
  • Getting started

Starting a Project

  • Scheduling a Project
  • The Project calendar
  • Resource calendars

Tasks and Durations

  • Creating tasks
  • Creating Milestones
  • Outlining a project
  • Task durations
  • Task Notes

Task Scheduling

  • Task relationships
  • Relationship types
  • Lead and lag time
  • Task constraints
  • Deadlines


  • Text
  • Bars
  • Gantt chart wizard


  • Creating resources
  • Task types
  • Assigning resources
  • Automatically Levelling Resources
  • Manually Levelling Resources

Project Costs

  • Variable costs
  • Fixed costs

Tracking the Project

  • Creating Project Baselines
  • Tracking
  • What can go wrong


  • Printing the Gantt chart
  • Printing Reports

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