Microsoft Project Fundamentals with Pete Evangelista

Microsoft Project Fundamentals With Pete Evangelista

Students will have an opportunity to develop a project schedule from scratch, get

comfortable with entering information into MS-Project, then using the base schedule

to understand and manage resource allocations, task assignments, and the project

labor budget. MS-Project also offers reporting functionality and students will learn

how to capture useful information through screen prints and reports for their project

communication needs.


Instructor Pete Evangelista has been managing projects in NE Ohio for almost thirty

years and has been teaching project management in the area for the last fifteen. Pete’s

interactive and hands-on style helps ensure that students can walk out of the classroom

ready to use MS Project right away.




Registration Deadline: Monday. September 9, 2024

Minimum class participants needed to meet registration requirement: 7

Maximum class participants allowed: 15

Tue, Sep 24, 2024
08:30 am -  04:00 pm

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Registration options:
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SOD Member $ 965.00
Non Member $ 1,158.00

Event description:


  1. Understand the capabilities of MS Project
  2. Enter task information
  3. Develop a project schedule by setting task dependencies, work efforts, resource allocations, and task assignments
  4. Identify and display the schedule’s critical path
  5. Understand how to access and view information on resource usage and utilization and budget


  1. Introductions and Objectives


  1. The Basics
  2. What does a project scheduling tool do and what is it used for?
  3. Components of MS-Project


  1. Exercise – Guided Tour of MS-Project
  2. Finding your way around: Backstage view, ribbons, and tabs.
  3. Views: see a section of the database as a time.
  4. Reports: Peruse scheduling multiple, partially allocated resources and leveling.
  5. Task and Resource Usage views


  1. Exercise – Starting a new plan
  2. Project properties – start date, forward or back scheduling.
  3. Calendars – setting no working time.
  4. Auto versus manual scheduling


  1. Exercise – Tasks
  2. Entering tasks, durations, and milestones.
  3. Use summary tasks to outline your schedule.
  4. Tasks dependencies – categories and types
  5. Understanding and showing the Critical Path
  6. Documenting tasks with notes and hyperlinks


  1. Exercise – Resources
  2. Entering resources.
  3. Understanding resource units for the project (max.) vs assignment units
  4. Adjusting working time in a resource calendar.
  5. Documenting resources with notes


  1. Exercise – Assignments
  2. Assigning work resources to tasks.
  3. Scheduling engine formula: Duration * Units = Work
  4. Add/remove resources to decrease/increase duration (and other permutations)


  1. Exercise – Tracking Progress
  2. Setting a baseline.
  3. Tracking progress
  4. % complete by task or groups of tasks
  5. Entering actual values for tasks.


  1. Exercise – Sharing your plan
  2. Setting and capturing the Timeline View
  3. Using Visual Reports – simple overview.


  1. Wrap-Up
  2. Outstanding questions for follow-up
  3. Resources for getting help.


Software needed for this course: Microsoft Project

Workbook optional: Microsoft Project 2019

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