Microsoft Project is the world's most popular project management software. It is designed to aid project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads, and more.
If you are just getting started with Microsoft Project, today's tech tip is for you. Microsoft Project 2016 maximizes efficiency as you manage projects — we hope this tip helps you get started with your Projects.
In Project, you can:
Create project plans.
Build project teams and allocate resources.
See different views of task and resources.
Note: This Quick Start is specific to Microsoft Project 2019, 2016 and the Office 365 subscription Project Online Desktop Client. Project Online has some additional features that support online interaction.
Create a project from a template
Open Project. Or select File > New if you're already working in a project plan.
Select a template or type in the Search for online templates box and then press Enter. Or, choose Blank Project to create a project from scratch.
Select a template, select the options you want, and select Create.
Change the resources, tasks, and durations in the template so they are right for your project.
Note: To create a new project from an existing project, change the project start and finish dates, and then save the project file with a new name or in a different location.
Add tasks to a project
Select View > Task Views > Gantt Chart.
Type a task name in the first empty Task Namefield.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to enter the tasks you want.
If adding tasks one at a time starts to take too long, you can also: