The Basics of
Microsoft Project
André Sanz
…or how to avoid using Excel to manage a
project schedule..!
Step 1: Creating &...
Agenda
The Basics of Microsoft Project
 Creating & Assigning a Project calendar
 Defining basic Project information
 Lo...
Disclaimer (…and pet peeve)
The Basics of Microsoft Project
 This presentation is based on Microsoft
Project 2010 (14.0.6...
Creating & Assigning a Project
Calendar
Creating a Project Calendar
The Basics of Microsoft Project
 A Project Calendar allows you to
account for known, common p...
Creating a Project Calendar
The Basics of Microsoft Project
1
2
3
4
 Select Project tab,
then Change
Working Time
Click o...
Creating a Project Calendar
The Basics of Microsoft Project
1
2
3
Select your newly-
created calendar
from the drop down
l...
Assigning a Project Calendar
The Basics of Microsoft Project
1
2
3
Select your newly-
created calendar from
the drop down ...
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  1. 1. The Basics of Microsoft Project André Sanz …or how to avoid using Excel to manage a project schedule..! Step 1: Creating & Assigning a Project calendar
  2. 2. Agenda The Basics of Microsoft Project  Creating & Assigning a Project calendar  Defining basic Project information  Loading Project resources  Creating a top-level WBS (Summary Tasks)  Loading each top-level WBS (Subtasks)  Task Types, Durations & Predecessors  Filtering & Reports
  3. 3. Disclaimer (…and pet peeve) The Basics of Microsoft Project  This presentation is based on Microsoft Project 2010 (14.0.6129.5000)  Location of referenced items in other versions of Microsoft Project may be different  The output of Microsoft Project (typically a Gantt chart) is a Project schedule; A Project plan is: ...a formal, approved document used to guide both project execution and project control. The primary uses of the project plan are to document planning assumptions and decisions, facilitate communication among stakeholders, and document approved scope, cost, and schedule baselines.
  4. 4. Creating & Assigning a Project Calendar
  5. 5. Creating a Project Calendar The Basics of Microsoft Project  A Project Calendar allows you to account for known, common periods of non-working time  It doesn’t account for individual vacation or sick days (and shouldn't be used for that)  Allows you to schedule a project knowing that these day(s) are accounted for  Set it and forget it
  6. 6. Creating a Project Calendar The Basics of Microsoft Project 1 2 3 4  Select Project tab, then Change Working Time Click on Create New Calendar…   Give the Calendar a name and click OK
  7. 7. Creating a Project Calendar The Basics of Microsoft Project 1 2 3 Select your newly- created calendar from the drop down list, and begin entering the non- working times  Select OK when finished
  8. 8. Assigning a Project Calendar The Basics of Microsoft Project 1 2 3 Select your newly- created calendar from the drop down list  Select OK when finished  Select Project tab, then Project Information 4

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