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Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1
Course Specifications
Software: Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description:

Welcome to Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1
 This course is the first in a series of two courses designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 as a tool to assist them in managing projects. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments.

Course Objectives:
You will create a project plan file containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan.

Target Student:
This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.

Students enrolling in this class should have the following:
  • An understanding of project management concepts.
  • Knowledge of a Windows operating system, either Windows 2000 : Introduction or Windows XP : Introduction.

The following would be helpful, but are not required:
A basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
The Element K Project Management Fundamentals: Part One course.
The Element K Project Management Fundamentals: Part Two course.
The Element K Harvard Manage Mentor: Project Management course.

Delivery Method:

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Creating a Project Plan File
Topic 1A: Create a Project Plan File
Topic 1B: Create and Assign a Project Calendar
Topic 1C: Add Tasks to the Project Plan File
Topic 1D: Add a Project Summary Task
Topic 1E: Add a Recurring Task
Topic 1F: Enter Task Duration Estimates

Lesson 2: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
Topic 2A: Outline Tasks
Topic 2B: Link Dependent Tasks
Topic 2C: Identify Deliverables in the Project Plan File
Topic 2D: Constrain Tasks
Topic 2E: Set a Task Deadline

Lesson 3: Creating and Assigning Resources
Topic 3A: Create Resources
Topic 3B: Create a Resource Calendar
Topic 3C: Assign Resources
Topic 3D: Assign Additional Resources to a Task
Topic 3E: Resolve Resource Conflicts

Lesson 4: Finalizing the Project Plan
Topic 4A: View the Critical Path
Topic 4B: Shorten the Project Duration
Topic 4C: Set a Baseline
Topic 4D: Display Project Summary Information

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