How do I use Microsoft Teams for Managing Projects?


All Faculty and Staff have the ability to use Microsoft Teams to help manage a project.

Microsoft Teams is one tool that you can use to facilitate scheduling, holding video calls, storing project documentation, sharing project related information, and increasing collaboration. To use Microsoft Teams for your project you will need to set up a Team. When your team is created, you'll get a corresponding SharePoint site and OneNote. Create a team from scratch:

Using Microsoft Teams to set up a Team to help manage a project

  1. Open up Microsoft Teams.
  2.  Choose Teams on the left side of the app, then click on Join or create a team at the top right hand of your teams window.

    This is an image of the Team window in Microsoft Teams
  3. Select Create a team.

    This is an image of Create Team Icon in Microsoft Teams
  4. Choose Staff

    Image of team type selections for Microsoft Teams

  5. Select a name for the team. For example, you may want to name the team after the project itself.
    • Complete the Description field (optional)
  6. Decide what kind of team that you want this to be:
    • To limit the content and the conversation to specific set of people, choose Private.
    • For a community or topic that anyone in the org can join, choose Public.
  7. When you're done, select Next.
  8. Select Add.   As the creator of the team, you're the owner.  Now you can add people to your team and create some channels.  You can use your team to store relevant files for your project as well as project agendas and minutes.

If you need further assistance, please contact the ITS Project Management Team.

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