Project - Create, Resource and Track Projects

This course highlights the concepts of project management and introduces Microsoft Project’s key features of how to set up a schedule and a resource pool, how to assign resources to tasks and how to track a project.


2 Days



On completion of this course you will be able to navigate the Project environment, understand project management terminology and set up the project plan environment, including calendars.


  • Understand project management terminology and basic principles
  • Understand the Critical Path
  • Navigate the Project window and understand views and tables
  • Use the layers of help
  • Set up the project plan environment
  • Set up calendars for the project and resources
  • Add and edit tasks
  • Creating links between tasks
  • Apply date constraints to the schedule
  • Understand Summary Tasks, Outlining and the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Create a resource pool
  • Assign resources and costs
  • Fix problems with resources that have been over-allocated
  • Set a baseline against which to compare actual performance to planned performance
  • Capture actual performance and report on progress.

Learning Outcomes

Participants should be able to:

  • Navigate the Project environment and understand project management terminology
  • Create a schedule
  • Allocate and manage resources and costs
  • Track projects and present basic reports.

What past course attendees say:

"Great course, the facilitator has a wealth of knowledge."
"Really appreciated the additional real-life learning and tips."
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