MS Project - Introduction

This Introduction course focuses on understanding how to get started with MS Project.  Suitable for beginners. We assume learners will already be familiar with using a keyboard, mouse, computer and assistive technology.

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • understand the environment
  • use views
  • open
  • create and save projects
  • work with Tasks
  • create Notes and Milestones
  • create and assign Resources
  • create and apply new calendars and input start and end dates.

Estimated Course duration is 3 - 4 hours.  Each lesson take on average 3-5 minutes to complete.

Course Content

Getting Started

MS Project Explained
The Ribbon
Customising the Ribbon
Backstage View
Quick Access Toolbar
Mini Toolbar
File Formats
Status Bar
Getting Help


Using Views
Splitting the Window

Creating New Projects

Opening Existing Projects
Creating New Projects
Projects Based on a Template
Scheduling Projects
Team Planner
Renaming Projects
Saving Projects

Task, Notes & Milestones

Grouping Project Information
Entering Tasks
Entering Sub Tasks
Recurring Tasks
Editing Tasks
Deleting Tasks
Moving/Copying Tasks
Predecessors and Successors
Tracing Task Paths
Task Notes
Using Status Indicators


Creating Resource Lists
Adding Resources Manually
Specifying Resource Availability
Adding Material Resources
Setting Costs for Work Resources
Assigning Resources
Reviewing Total Planned Costs
Communicating with Team Members


Creating/Applying New Calendars
Inputting Start/Finish Dates