Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 [1 day]

4.86 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(29 customer reviews)


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Microsoft Project Training Course


For Microsoft Project training to be effective it needs to be integrated, applied, and enjoyable. By guiding participants through the construction and use of both sample and actual projects (from your workplace), we have found our training to be both productive, and well received. Other courses may show you how to find the product features – our course teaches you how use the features to produce meaningful results.


Who should take this Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 course?


This course is for anyone who intends to be involved in planning and/or controlling projects using Microsoft Project. (We have courses available for all versions of Microsoft Project.)


Where is this course offered?


The Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue, WA, (which also serves Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Federal Way, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman.  We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the world.


MS Project Best Practices 101 Course Objectives


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Move around in MS Project and view project data
  • Work with project calendars
  • Enter tasks
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Link tasks together to create a network diagram
  • Use notes and hyperlinks
  • Format your data and print useful reports
  • Save a baseline
  • Enter progress information
  • Utilize constraints and deadlines
  • Sort, group, and filter your project data


MSP 2013 Best Practices 101 Course Details


  • Length: 8 hours.
  • Style: This interactive course is built around “Step by Step Microsoft Project” by Carl Chatfield, PMP. The text is accompanied by PowerPoint presentations – participants build projects based on sample data, as well as developing and experimenting with their own project data.
  • Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual, course textbook, and sample files.
  • Format: Computer classroom.  We will supply you with a laptop loaded with Microsoft Project 2013.
  • Prerequisites:  None, however we recommend you take Introduction to Project Management, or equivalent, to maximize the value of this course.


Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 Course Content


  • A quick project management refresher
  • Moving around and viewing data
  • Creating a project
  • Entering task information
  • Modeling your Work Breakdown Structure
  • Linking tasks to create your Network Diagram
  • Using automatic scheduling
  • Project calendars
  • Adding notes and hyperlinks
  • Formatting and printing
  • Saving a baseline
  • Entering basic progress information
  • Constraints and deadlines
  • Sorting, grouping and filtering


Microsoft Project Training PDF Course Description


Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 course outline, suitable for saving or printing.



Additional information


Bellevue, WA, Grand Cayman, Tucson, AZ

Start Date

January 31st, 2019, March 14th, 2019, March 21st, 2019, April 11th, 2019, May 16th, 2019, July 18th, 2019, September 12th, 2019, September 19th, 2019, November 7th, 2019, November 15th, 2019

29 reviews for Microsoft Project Best Practices 101 [1 day]

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marlys D:

    Excellent! I can go back and apply what I have learned.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tom A:

    Great job!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Indira H:


  4. 4 out of 5

    Trevor N:

    Thank you, nice training!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dave F:

    Very, very informative. Well paced and professional.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Donna B:

    Instructor’s knowledge and real world examples were very helpful.

  7. 5 out of 5

    David M:

    Gained a lot of useful information that will help us give ownership what they are wanting.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Josette W:

    Very informative and useful.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Martha R:

    Great instructor and class.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Debbie B:

    Great class!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sharon M:

    Great course/overview. Thanks!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bob F:

    Great course. Plan to enroll for 102.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sonya S:

    To the point and yet covered all the required basics.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kyle F:

    Very well structured and organized

  15. 5 out of 5

    Alisha R:

    Great fast paced classes. Never boring. Great!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marcela M:

    I loved the PowerPoint slides. If we could focus more on our project and maybe have 1 or 2 people present them at the end, to see if the material learnt was applied?

  17. 4 out of 5

    Hendrik V:

    Well structured and well organized. Very knowledgeable instructor.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sheila L:

    Many thanks for the training last Friday! I heard really positive feedback from everyone on our end and they are honestly looking forward to start working in Project after the training (instead of being intimidated by it).

  19. 5 out of 5

    Brooke B:

    Great course. Extremely useful for my role.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Eden Z:

    A lot of information.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jenny M:

    Great instruction; very helpful!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Angie F:

    Good start to learn about setting up basic timelines in MSP2013. Thanks!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Charles R:


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  25. 5 out of 5

    Charles P:

    Company has used this training previously.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ann G:

    Good job.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pete S:

    Exceeded expectations!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Randy M:

    Very informative and useful. Would of liked to have another day. Looking forward to building a small project.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jimmy W:

    Great instruction and very insightful.

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