Microsoft Project is the leading project management software application designed to assist project managers in developing projects, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, producing project reports, managing budgets, and analyzing workloads. It’s simple enough to use for small projects and deep enough to manage multi-billion dollar projects. With this mix of features, Project can seem overwhelming for first time users and those learning Project by trying to use it intuitively often discover problems as projects become more complex and the software isn’t being used properly.
Microsoft Project creates critical path schedules which can be resourced leveled and connected to other project plans and project managers using Microsoft Project Server. Microsoft has created a deep featureset for Microsoft Project 2007, allowing project managers to be as detailed as they want in their projects. This free Microsoft Project tutorial explores Project 2007 Professional, though most of the features we learn are common between Project 2007 Standard and Project 2007 Professional.
In this free tutorial, you will learn:
- The Microsoft Project Interface
- Setting Project Properties
- Creating New Project Plans
- Managing Tasks in Your Project Plan
- Managing Resources in a Project Plan
- Completing Your Project Plan
We will explore Microsoft Project through screenshots and step by step instructions for you to best experience the project. Throughout this tutorial, you will find sample project plans and examples of how to best perform tasks in Microsoft Project. We’ve created a free Microsoft Project Reference section here on Learnthat.com for you to learn additional Project functions, find a specific tutorial for a task you want to learn, and watch video tutorials on specific Microsoft Project topics.
In the next section of our free Microsoft Project 2007 tutorial, you will learn about the Microsoft Project interface, Project views, reports, setting non-working days, and project properties.