About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code DPR03L1
Duration 1 Day

In this course you will create a project plan file containing tasks, organize these tasks in a work breakdown structure containing task relationships, create and assign resources, and finalize the project to implement the project plan.

This course is the first in a series of two courses designed for individuals who will use Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 as a tool to assist them in managing projects. The topics in this course cover the critical skills necessary to create and modify a project plan file that contains tasks, resources, and resource assignments.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for delegates who have an understanding of project management concepts, who are responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who need a tool to manage those project plans.


  • Use a mouse
  • Type and use a keyboard
  • Navigate through Windows files and folders
  • Work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
  • A basic understanding of project management concepts
  • Data entry in tables (e.g. Microsoft Excel or Access)

Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create a project plan file and enter task information.
  • Assign project resources.
  • Finalize the project plan file.


Lesson 1: Creating a Project Plan File:

  • Topic 1A: Create a Project Plan File
  • Topic 1B: Create and Assign a Project Calendar
  • Topic 1C: Add Tasks to the Project Plan File
  • Topic 1D: Add a Project Summary Task
  • Topic 1E: Add a Recurring Task
  • Topic 1F: Enter Task Duration Estimates
Lesson 2: Creating a Work Breakdown Structure:

  • Topic 2A: Outline Tasks,
  • Topic 2B: Link Dependent Tasks
  • Topic 2C: Identify Deliverables in the Project Plan File
  • Topic 2D: Constrain Tasks
  • Topic 2E: Set a Task Deadline
Lesson 3: Creating and Assigning Resources:

  • Topic 3A: Create Resources
  • Topic 3B: Create a Resource Calendar
  • Topic 3C: Assign Resources
  • Topic 3D: Assign Additional Resources to a Task
  • Topic 3E: Resolve Resource Conflicts
Lesson 4: Finalizing the Project Plan:

  • Topic 4A: View the Critical Path,
  • Topic 4B: Shorten the Project Duration
  • Topic 4C: Set a Baseline
  • Topic 4D: Display Project Summary Information

Specialist Course

1 Day

Microsoft Office
Delivery Method

Delivery method

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Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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