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Microsoft Project 2019 and Project Online Desktop Essential Training

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Learn how to master Microsoft Project, the world's leading project management software. This training covers Project 2019 and Project Online Desktop.


  • Get started with Microsoft Project 2019 and Project Online Desktop
  • Understand the differences between Project editions
  • Exercise files
1. Get to Know Project
  • Manage files with the Backstage view
  • Navigate the Project ribbon
  • Make features easy to access
2. Set Up Project Files
  • Create and save a project
  • Create a project from a template
  • Set helpful Project options
  • Create a project from an Excel workbook
  • Create a calendar for work days and times
  • Set up exceptions to the regular work week
3. Creating Tasks
  • The difference between auto and manual scheduling
  • Create a manually scheduled task
  • Create an auto-scheduled task
  • Switch between manual and automatic scheduling
  • Create a milestone task
  • Create a recurring task
  • Copy tasks from another program
  • Create a summary task
  • Display summary tasks and subtasks
  • Organize the task list
  • Delete tasks and summary tasks
  • Work with work breakdown structure codes
4. Linking and Timing tasks
  • Link tasks to build a schedule
  • Add lag or lead time to task links
  • Set task dates to specific dates
  • View tasks and task links
5. Creating Resources
  • Understanding resources
  • Create a work resource
  • Create a material resource
  • Set up costs for work and material resources
  • Create a cost resource
  • Resource housekeeping
6. Assigning Tasks to Resources
  • Understand duration, work, and units
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Use Team Planner to assign resources
  • Find overallocation
  • Use effort-driven and non-effort-driven scheduling
  • Modify resource assignments
  • Replace resources on a task
7. Working with Views
  • Choose a view
  • Work with a table
  • Insert and rearrange table columns
  • Change the settings for columns in a table
  • Display two views at the same time
  • Use the Timeline view
  • Create multiple timelines
  • Sort tasks and resources
  • Group tasks and resources
  • Filter tasks and resources
8. Fine-Tuning the Project Schedule
  • Review the critical path
  • Identify schedule issues with Task Inspector
  • Split tasks and assignments
  • Delay a task or assignment
  • Adjust a work contour
  • Level resources
  • Inactivate a task
9. Tracking and Managing a Project
  • What are baseline, scheduled, and actual values?
  • Save and clear a baseline
  • Update a baseline
  • Set up for recording progress
  • Record progress
  • Assign overtime
  • Update costs
  • Reschedule unfinished work
  • An intro to the agile features of Project
10. Viewing and Reporting Project Information
  • Get a high-level view of project status
  • Find schedule problems
  • Look for cost problems
  • Work with graphical reports
  • Evaluate earned value
  • Print views and reports
11. Sharing Projects
  • Save to other formats
  • Work with the global template
  • Export data from Project
  • Share Project information with others
  • Next steps

Taught by

Bonnie Biafore


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