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COMP 0383 - MS Project Workshop 1

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This intensive hands-on workshop focuses on the fundamental use of the Microsoft Project software application. Students are required to have windows computer use and file management experience and plus have a prior understanding of Project Management concepts.. Beginning with a brief high-level review of Project Management theories, this workshop then will focus on determining project scope, costing, prioritizing tasks and scheduling. Successful participants will be shown basic use of the MS Project software application to produce real-life projects.


COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge of MS Windows and file management, plus a prior understanding of Project Management concepts.



This course was retired after the Spring/Summer 2018 term and is no longer offered through IZUNA Part-time Studies.

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define a Scope Statement and clearly articulate the deliverables.
  • Create an Activity (task) list that flows from the clearly defined deliverables (above).
  • Define and Create Milestones.
  • Create a Basic Project plan, and assign variable and fixed costs to the project schedule.
  • Create your own “time” calendar, complete with holidays, and your work hours.
  • Define actual duration for task completion versus calendar time.
  • Be able to bring a project back on schedule and “Crash” and define the critical path.
  • Be able to track a project’s progress and demonstrate how the software updates costs.
  • Apply project management theory to practical business use.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2011

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