There's a better way to learn Microsoft Project!
Whether you're managing a construction project, planning an event, managing a clinical trial, or deploying new software, our practical, learn-by-doing book, on-demand course and live training will help you master Microsoft Project and build and execute reliable project schedules.
B.A.S.I.C.S.®, our 6-step scheduling process will bring you from a beginner to an intermediate-advance scheduler. Learn from a Microsoft-Certified Professional and PMI-Authorized instructor with over 25 years of project management experience.
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Microsoft Project B.A.S.I.C.S.®
We designed our book, video course, website and live training to work together to give you an immersive and productive learning experience! Our goal is to bring you to an intermediate level in the shortest timeframe possible!
- Read the book to learn software features, important project management concepts, and complete practice exercises to reinforce learning.
- Use this website to check your answers to the practice exercises and to get additional tips and tools for using Project.
- Watch the on-demand course for visually stunning tutorials for each chapter of the book. Get software demonstrations in real-world applications.
- Attend the live training and get hands-on training directly from the authors! Learn from a Microsoft-Certified Professional and PMI-Authorized instructor with over 25 years of project management experience.
About the B.A.S.I.C.S.® Scheduling Process
Our six-step scheduling process provides a simple, but effective context for learning to use Microsoft Project’s powerful features.
B.A.S.I.C.S. streamlines the scheduling process. It represents the six steps you must complete to build a schedule – and reflects the natural progression of a project.
To build a schedule using any true scheduling software, you must:
- Break Down the Project
- Adjust the Settings
- Structure the Tasks
- Initialize the Durations
- Connect the Tasks and
- Start the Project
This practical approach will guide you in building your project schedules and communicating clear updates through project completion. It's been vetted by new and experienced users from the construction, finance, pharmaceutical, entertainment, defense, military, healthcare, IT, government and many other industries. If you’ve tried to learn Project before and found it difficult to learn, "Microsoft Project B.A.S.I.C.S. is for you!
About the Book
Microsoft Project B.A.S.I.C.S.®
2023 Edition now available!
This practical, learn-by-doing manual will help you master Microsoft Project and build reliable schedules in six basic steps. B.A.S.I.C.S.®, our 6-step scheduling process will bring you from a beginner to an intermediate-advance scheduler. Learn from a Microsoft-Certified Professional and PMI-Authorized instructor with over 25 years of project management experience.
You'll learn to build and execute traditional and Agile schedules that you and your team can rely on. You’ll be able to break down any project into manageable parts, create a schedule outline, create and use task dependencies, initialize a project, create and manage resources, manage calendars, analyze and track schedules and costs, use and explain Earned Value Management, use the Critical Path to get projects done faster, communicate project information using engaging status reports and correctly close projects for future reference.
You’ll also learn to use Project for the Web, Microsoft’s newest cloud-based project management app (2023 edition only).
*The 2023 edition is currently only available through PMplicity.
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About the On-Demand Course
This video rendition of the Microsoft Project B.A.S.I.C.S. book is a complete course on Microsoft Project, including a comprehensive Project for the Web tutorial. Like the book, you’ll be introduced to software features in a meaningful and practical context. You'll also learn to build reliable schedules using the B.A.S.I.C.S. 6-step scheduling process.
- A complete course on Microsoft Project
- A video for each chapter of the book
- Work-along software demonstrations
- A comprehensive Project for the Web tutorial
(2023 edition only)
- Stunning, lively graphics
About The Companion Website
This companion website is designed to augment the book and on-demand course and reinforce learning.
- Checkpoint images for the book's practice exercises.
- Handy Tips and Tools for using Microsoft Project
- Helpful Videos
What You'll Learn with Microsoft Project B.A.S.I.C.S.®
Click on each learning objective below, to see what you'll learn!