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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 highlight important concepts and work the challenge problems to reinforce learning.
  • Use this website to check your answers and get additional tips and tools.
  • Watch the video course for visually stunning tutorials for each chapter of the book. Get software demonstrations and 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! 

Watch the video below for an overview of the B.A.S.I.C.S. process.
To watch the next video, use the button below to register for the FREE course "Build a Project in 6 Steps".


About the Book

Microsoft Project B.A.S.I.C.S.®

2023 Edition now available!

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, 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.
Contact us at [email protected] for ordering details. 


 About the Video Course

This streaming video rendition of the Microsoft Project B.A.S.I.C.S. book is about building and executing project schedules. Like the book, you’ll be introduced to software features, in a meaningful and practical context and learn to use the B.A.S.I.C.S. scheduling process . 

The Video Course includes:

  • A Video for each Chapter of the Book
  • Software Demonstrations
  • A Project for the Web tutorial (2023 edition)
  • Stunning Graphics
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About The Companion Website


This companion website is designed to augment the book and video course and reinforce learning.

It includes:

  • Checkpoint images for the book's practice exercises.
  • Handy Tips and Tools for using Microsoft Project 
  • Helpful Videos

What You'll Learn with B.A.S.I.C.S.®

Click on each learning objective below, to see what you'll learn!