Microsoft Project 2003 Level 1 - DPR03L1

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.

Welcome to Microsoft Project 2003: Level 1. 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.


  • 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
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Course Information

  • 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)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Create a project plan file and enter task information. Assign project resources. Finalize the project plan file.

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