Microsoft Project Introduction Level 1

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Price (exc vat): £450
PrintDURATION: 2 days
TIME: 09:30 to 16:30 GMT

Microsoft Project 2013 and 2016 are excellent scheduling tools if used properly. Join this course and learn how to use Microsoft Project to schedule tasks, assign resources & costs and work in an ever changing environment.

About Microsoft Project Introduction Level 1

Microsoft Project training courses at Southampton, Hampshire

Microsoft Project course

In addition to delivering projects on schedule and within budget, today’s project teams must reduce time to market and cope with rapidly shifting conditions. Microsoft Project is a powerful tool to help you break projects down into manageable parts, identify potential bottlenecks and generate information to keep your projects under control. This is a structured but informal course with opportunities to ask questions relating to your projects. During the course we will create a generic project and a project relating to your requirements. Both project files will be sent to you on completion of the course.

Is this course for you?

This two day course is aimed at: project administrators, project co-ordinators, project planners, project managers, programme managers and pmo managers, or anyone else interested in managing dynamic schedules, tracking resources and monitoring costs.

Training options

Join this scheduled course at our training centre in Whiteley, near Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Or, consider onsite training using our computers at no extra cost. £400/delegate or £2,000 for up to eight delegates on the same course. Minimum charge: £1,600 plus vat for two days training.

Course Includes

  • Lunch and Refreshments – let us know if you have any special dietary needs. [Excluding London]
  • Microsoft Training Manual
  • A Project schedule relating to your working environment – created by you on the afternoon of day 2
  • Course project files and your day 2 company project
  • Certificate on completion
  • Post course support relating to course content

Microsoft Project Blog

We’ve included useful information about migrating to Office 365 with Microsoft Project.

Microsoft Project free trial download

If you want to try before you buy or just practice with the latest software version then please click on the following link. Try or buy project management software.

Aim & Objectives


  • Create a working Project schedule to reflect accurate work, costs and scheduled resources.
  • Manage and update the Project schedule, deal with conflicts and manage resources.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  •  Plan projects, tasks, activities and the use of resources using Microsoft Project
  •  Develop and schedule project timelines
  •  Assign and optimise teams and resources
  •  Manage costs and schedules for multiple projects
  •  Track project progress to detect and avert impending problems
  •  Produce essential management reports

Course Content

Initiating the Project…

Set up Options – Key options – Set up project calendar – Assign project calendar – Test for accuracy

Tasks – Insert tasks – Re-order tasks – Delete tasks

Estimating Critical Factors – Determine task duration – Calculate level of effort – Cost issues

Structuring Tasks – Link tasks using dependencies- Identify the critical path – Display task relationships – Lead and lag links – Edit and delete dependencies

Scheduling the Timeline…

Establishing Significant Milestones – Set up project milestones- Specify recurring events

Creating the Gantt Chart – Manage the scheduled start/finish dates – Display and format the data – Show slack on non-critical tasks

Defining project Resources…

Create the Resource Sheet [Resource Pool] – Name project resources – Set standard values – Edit resources – Cost resources – Manage resources

Plan Resource Usage – Determine resource availability – Assign resources to tasks – Access a resource pool – Share with other projects

Set a Project Baseline – Identify resource over-allocation – Use slack to remove conflicts – Optimise resources – Adjust the project budget – Save and reset the project baseline

Running the Project…

Analyse and Track a Project – Enter actual work, cost and duration – Display planned vs. actual data – Evaluate variances to the plan – View data in different forms – Use standard reports

Run Multiple Projects – Control the resource pool and its resources

React to Shifting Conditions – Identify alternative solutions – Take corrective actions – Manage changes

Deploying the Project…

Report across Multiple Projects – Consolidate multiple projects demonstration

Integrate with other Applications – Link work and costs between Project and Excel – Transfer data to Word and PowerPoint

The final Project…

After adding tasks, durations, dependencies and resources, edited work and costs then manipulated the schedule and saved the baseline. This is an image of the Tracking Gantt that we will use to manage and report against the changing schedule.

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    I completed the PMQ course through IPSO FACTO and they were a pleasure to work with from the moment I first made an enquiry. Every piece of course administration was made simple for me and the classroom facilities were just perfect. The course instructor was professional, knew the subject very well and focused our learning in a practical way to help put it into perspective. Overall, a very professional experience and I would recommend IPSO FACTO as a quality training company. Thank you. [Scott Sellars]

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    I attended the project management qualification in December (having already attended the PRINCE2 course in November). Although a challenging subject, I found that the training was engaging because there was adequate time to not only listen but to also give examples and hear examples from other individuals from the class. This aids to help people’s understanding or misunderstanding in some cases and help breakdown the subject into easier chunks. It also helps that IPSO FACTO have in my opinion some of the most experienced instructors in the country, meaning that if you just don’t get something they bring their personal experience into the story to help your understanding. Simon M.

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    The PFQ (APM IC) was for me a good introduction into understanding the ‘Project Management’ world better. It helped me to identify areas and processes that I am not yet familiar with but I now have more confidence in tackling. Passing this course has further confirmed that I do want to go on to study for the APMP qualification. Chelsea B.

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