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Microsoft Project Courses


Microsoft Project is the industry standard tool for Project Managers. It offers a ‘one stop shop’ for tracking all the resources, tasks, costs and scheduling information that is essential for managing successful projects in the commercial world. Basic users may only need to accurately produce gantt charts and project reports, while more advanced users need to manage larger projects and control more complex scheduling situations – whatever your needs, our courses will show you how to use this very powerful application to get the very best from it.

Available Course Levels


The Project introduction course is designed to give new users of Project the skills to create and manage their project plans. Even existing users will benefit by learning correct ways to set up project plans and how to get the best out of this complex application. By the end of this course delegates should be able to set up projects from scratch or to work efficiently with existing plans.


  • Introduction to the Project screens and views
  • Defining a new project
  • Identify and amend the project calendar
  • Creating new calendars
  • Entering new tasks and use the task form
  • Setting durations of tasks
  • Use task links to create a logical sequence
  • Enter resource information on the sheet view
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Options for adding more resources
  • Viewing Projects in built reports
  • Page setup and printing options
  • Identify the critical path
  • Setting a baseline ready for tracking
  • Working with resource usage and task usage views
  • Fine tuning a project plan


This course will allow existing delegates to properly understand the technical aspects of how the ‘Scheduling formula’ works, and therefore be in full control when producing more complex plans. Learn how resources from one source can be used on multiple projects and how to use customising and automation to create projects that are specific to your needs.


  • Recap of basic project principles
  • How project calculates ‘Work’
  • Understanding The ‘scheduling formula’
  • Understanding task types and the effort driven option
  • Assigning overtime hours
  • Set up a specific resource pool
  • Linking a project to the pool
  • Tracking assignments across different projects
  • Refreshing resource pools
  • Multiple project work using master and sub projects
  • Reports from multiple projects
  • Unlinking a sub project
  • Adding new task or resource columns to views
  • Creating custom value or calculated fields
  • Graphical indicator columns
  • Working with preset and custom project filters
  • Creating custom grouping options for reports
  • Building project specific custom views
  • Macros to automate views or reports*

Topics marked * will be shown at the discretion of the trainer.

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