This course starts from scratch, and takes you through how to create, print and track your project plans using Microsoft Project. You'll be able to create your own gantt charts, customize how they look for printing, and track progress on them.
Microsoft allows a one stop shop for creating, tracking, and printing projects plans utilizing Microsoft Project. In this course, Creating and Printing Project Plans using Microsoft Project, you will learn the skills required to build, communicate and track your project plan. First, you will learn create a defensible project schedule. Next, you will discover how to customize the gantt chart and print it off for stakeholder review. Finally, you will explore how to update the project plan and show which tasks are late. When you’re finished this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to use Microsoft Project to manage your plans using successfully.
Ben is a Microsoft Project, Project Server/Online consultant, and Data Specialist with over 20 years of implementation experience. He has been a Microsoft MVP for nine years, as well as blogging on various project server scenarios, has articles published on the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG), and is the author of Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple.
Course Overview Hello everyone, my name is Ben Howard, and welcome to my course, Creating and Printing Project Plans Using Microsoft Project. Microsoft Project can be a bit overwhelming, so in this course we'll concentrate on allowing you to gain the skills in order to create, track, and communicate your project plan. First, you'll learn how to create tasks and organize those tasks into a logical structure in Project, including the addition of milestones to track key project deliverables and summary tasks to group tasks into phases or logical collections. Next, you'll discover how to create and communicate exactly what you want by way of a customized print and how to configure the print so it fits neatly onto a single page. Finally, you'll explore how to track the project so you can quickly identify which tasks are behind schedule. When you finish this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to use Microsoft Project in order to successfully plan, track, and communicate your project status to your stakeholders. In terms of prerequisites, this is a starter course, so the only thing you need is a willingness to learn. If you've got that, then I know you'll be successful. I hope you join me on this course, Creating and Printing Project Plans Using Microsoft Project, at Pluralsight.