Managing Projects with Microsoft Project

In fast-moving Silicon Valley companies, managing projects can be time-consuming and intense. Microsoft Project can make the process easier. This course presents practical guidance in the use of Microsoft Project to reduce the time spent on planning and increase the time available to manage the project. The course is based on project-management processes, not on software features. Students learn how to effectively leverage the tool during all phases of project management, from requirements analysis, detailed planning, tracking/implementation, and close-out.

Topics Include:



  • Pre-planning activities

  • Work breakdown structure

  • Defining tasks and resources

  • Resource leveling

  • Schedule optimization

  • Establishing buy-in

  • Tracking actual data

  • Valuable add-on tool



This course presents practical concepts and techniques for using a commonly available, but often-misused, management tool. No software programming experience is required.


Attendance for the first class meeting is required.


Note(s): Project Management Institute--PMP Professional Development Units.





[Former #4556]

Suggested Prerequisites :


Offering code Offering title
PPMT.X400 Role of the Project Manager