Microsoft Project

CRS# 00.610-041

Section .041

2 days; Meets 9am-4pm; Thursday/Friday, March 16, 17
Held on Lowell Campus; Tuition: $875; CEUs: 1.4; PDU's/Contact Hours: 14

Space is limited so register today! For questions or to register for this noncredit seminar, call (978) 934-2405!


This two-day seminar teaches the participant how to best use the Microsoft® Project software. We teach the functionality of Microsoft® Project using a quote about coursecombination of lecture, hands-on applications and case studies to reinforce and better absorb the material. Although this is our standard Microsoft® Project offering, some advanced features are explored so that the user can plan and manage projects in the PMBOK® Guide context. This seminar is taught in UMass Lowell's computer lab.


This seminar is intended for all members of a project team: Senior Managers, Project Managers, Team Leaders, Resource Managers and Individual Team Members - anyone interested in the basics of Microsoft Project® in the Total Project Control environment. Attendees new to project management will learn the basics, while those with more experience will gain a better understanding of the inner workings of MS Project.


  • Project Management Introduction
  • A Project Planning Checklist
  • Building Schedules in Microsoft Project
    • Microsoft Project Setup Options
    • Creating Calendars
    • Working with Tasks
    • Creating Custom fields
    • Understanding Tables and Views (Gantt, Network, Timeline)
    • Auto and Manually Scheduling
    • Working the Critical Path
    • Creating and Managing Deadlines
    • Optimizing the schedule
  • Managing Resources
    • Introduction to Resource Analysis
    • Identifying & Applying Resources
    • Identifying Resource Problems
    • Resolving Resource Problems
  • Keeping Projects on Track
    • Working with Reports
    • Updating Project Status
    • Variances and Keeping the Project on Track

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand Basics of Project Management
  • Work with Project Parameters and Constraints
  • Build and Manage a Project Schedule (s)
  • Developing Work Breakdown Structure
  • Create Project, Task, and Resource Calendar (s)
  • Understand Task types and Task Relationships
  • Understand Critical Path and Display Options
  • Compress and Optimize Project Schedule (s)
  • Managing Resources
  • Apply Resources
  • Work with Overallocated Resources
  • Resolve Resource Conflicts
  • Work with Project Updates
  • Develop Baselines
  • Understand Project Status
  • Working with Variances

For questions or to register, call (978) 934-2405!

Find out how you can apply this course towards a noncredit Certificate in Project Management!

PMP, CAPM, PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

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