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Welcome to a comprehensive guide on Microsoft Project Desktop, led by Yasmine Brooks, aimed at project managers looking to master the fundamentals of Microsoft Project through a series of engaging, hands-on tutorials. This post summarizes the essential steps and techniques introduced by Brooks in the initial video of the series, providing a clear roadmap for anyone starting with Microsoft Project.
Yasmine kicks off the series by emphasizing the hands-on nature of the tutorials, encouraging viewers to follow along with Project Desktop. The initial focus is on creating a project from scratch, setting a foundation for future videos where this starting file will be built upon. Key to this process is the emphasis on saving work, as these files become the basis for subsequent lessons.
Brooks outlines the critical steps for starting a project in Microsoft Project Desktop:
Transitioning from theory to practice, Brooks applies the discussed principles to plan a real project—painting a living room. This section covers:
The introductory videos of the Microsoft Project Desktop series, as summarized above, equip project managers with the knowledge to start, plan, and organize their projects effectively. Brooks emphasizes the importance of hands-on practice, incremental learning, and adaptation to project changes.
Future videos promise to delve deeper into task relationships, project tracking, and advanced scheduling techniques. This serves as a primer, encouraging viewers to explore the series further for comprehensive project management skills development in Microsoft Project Desktop.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Yasmine Brooks is a former BI consultant with 6 years of experience in Healthcare as a Radiation Oncologist and Operations Manager in her home country of Brazil. She is the proud mother of a sweet baby girl, a dog lover, and soccer fan. She is always seeking new foods and travel destinations.
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