Course Description

Microsoft logo in the colors red, yellow, blue and green on the left and Microsoft Office Project on the right


Project is a sophisticated project management software that can help project managers with planning, assigning resources, tracking progress, managing budgets, and analyzing workloads for projects. This ten-hour training session teaches the basics to setting up the project calendar, resource, and task schedule to help develop a baseline plan.

Managers can use Project for more than just planning a task timeline. Project provides tools for managing work resource assignments, maintaining budgets, and reporting project outcomes over time. This class also introduces shortcuts and best practices to help leaders use Microsoft Project tools productively. Concepts introduced in this training include; creating a task timeline, assigning work and material resources, enter budget costs, creating a baseline plan, tracking progress, and reporting tools.

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Working with the Project Interface
  • Creating a Project from a Template
  • Creating a Blank Project
  • Working with Calendars
  • Entering Tasks
  • Setting Constraints

Working with Tasks

  • Splitting Tasks
  • Linking Tasks
  • Creating Summary and Subtasks
  • Creating Reoccurring Tasks
  • Assigning Task Calendars
  • Working with Task Fixed Costs

Working with Resources

  • Creating Resources
  • Assigning Resource Calendars
  • Grouping Resources
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Leveling Resources
  • Working with Resource Costs

Working with Project Views

  • Using the Team Planner
  • Task Views
  • Resource Views
  • Working with Timescales

Managing Project Status

  • Creating a Baseline
  • Updating Tasks
  • Updating the Project
  • Working with Project Status Dates
  • Managing Resource Overallocation

Tracking Project Progress

  • Viewing the Critical Path
  • Using Change Highlighting
  • Using the Task Inspector
  • Tracking Tools

Project Reporting

  • Creating Basic Reports
  • Creating Visual Reports
  • Comparing Projects

Working with Multiple Projects

  • Inserting a Subproject
  • Consolidating Projects
  • Creating a Resource Pool

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this class, the learner will be able to:

  • Create a Project file
  • Create and update a project calendar
  • Enter tasks
  • Link tasks and determine task relationships
  • Create work and material resources
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Work with and change task and resource calendars
  • Work with resource overallocation issues
  • Track project costs
  • Save a baseline plan
  • Update and track project tasks over time
  • View project statistics
  • Create project reports
  • Consolidate Project files
  • Create and use a shared resource pool


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"I recommend this training not only to beginners but people who have used Microsoft Project in the past because you learn new shortcuts and proper ways to populate items, charts, etc."

Spring 2019 Participant


"The instructor was very knowledgeable and defined every question with detail."

Spring 2019 Participant


"The training received was very helpful and will be used in future work. I learned how to setup the document with ease and the knowledge of how to use it correctly."

Spring 2019 Participant 

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Virtual: Instructor Led
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3:00PM to 5:00PM
Mar 15, 2021 to Mar 29, 2021
Schedule and Location
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Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $995.00
Section Notes

Enrollment Deadline is Monday, March 8, 2021, at 5:00 PM CST. Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL COURSE--Attendee can participate from a location of their choosing. The live instructor teaches the course and provides the opportunity for remote attendees to participate in discusses and exercises with both in-person and remote attendees. Some courses involve hands-on activities and labs. These activities are performed via a secure cloud-accessible environment. Live online courses are through Zoom (or Webex); Video camera, microphone and speakers are necessary to participate in this class.


A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five business days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full. Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge. 

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