Microsoft Project is a project management software program designed to assist managers so they can achieve a successful outcome and the benefits of Project software grow with each new edition. Microsoft Project training from New Horizons will help you stay abreast of the latest changes, whether it be for personal use, or to train your employees for an upgrade in your organization. Microsoft Project training from New Horizons can help project managers assign resources to tasks, track progress, manage a budget and analyze workloads.

With Microsoft Project, managers are easily able to analyze resources, check budgets, evaluate timelines, measure progress, and anticipate resource needs. In addition to assisting project managers, Microsoft Project also enables team members to manage tasks, collaborate, submit time sheets, and flag issues and risks. Moreover, it helps executives to define business drivers, measure strategic impact of competing ideas, make funding decisions, and view project and resources status.


  • What is scheduling?
  • Introduction of MS Project
  • About the course

Getting Started with MS Project –

  • Interface tour
  • Navigating the backstage view
  • Menu bars
  • Starting MS Project

Set up a Project

  • Create a new project
  • Define your project
  • Configure options
  • Set up the project calendar
  • Using templates for productivity

Creating project task

  • Create a new task
  • Create a milestone
  • Create summary task
  • Creating recurring task for meetings etc.
  • Organising tasks, linking tasks
  • Choosing between manual and automatic scheduling

Entering resources

  • Using the resource views
  • Creating a work resource
  • Creating a material resource, entering resource costs
  • Creating resource calendars
  • Organising resources

Assigning Tasks to resources

  • Know what are tasks types
  • Using views to assign resources
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Review resource usages
  • Using team planner view to review resources

Working with MS Project Views and other object

  • Understanding MS Project objects
  • Switching between views and tables
  • Using columns in a table, using sorting, grouping and filtering
  • Using the timeline view

Refining and tuning the project schedule

  • Analyse using the critical path
  • Resolve resources over- allocations
  • Inspect scope time cost

Presenting the schedule

  • Summarise the project
  • Ways to present schedule to stake holders

Understanding how baseline works

  • Base lining the schedule

Tracking and Reporting projects

  • Updating the schedule
  • Updating the cost
  • How to change the baseline
  • Viewing project status
  • Producing reports
  • Using project views for progress reporting

Getting better at using MS Project

  • Using a global templates
  • Exporting and importing objects
  • Sharing knowledge and information


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