Microsoft Project Scheduling Introduction

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Price (ex vat): £250
PrintDURATION: 1 day
TIME: 09:00 to 16:00 GMT

Microsoft Project is a powerful scheduling tool used to support project teams on small, medium and large projects. The course is designed to give you confidence in setting up, managing, tracking and reporting your project schedule.

About Microsoft Project Scheduling Introduction

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Planning, Scheduling, Monitoring and Control are comprehensive requirements for project managers using Microsoft Project. This course has been developed to be accessible to all levels – from student to senior project managers – it gives practical guidance on all planning aspects of preparing to undertake a project, executing a project, controlling its delivery to budget, time and quality, and delivering it safely. This is a structured but informal course with opportunities to ask questions relating to your projects.

Is this course for you?

This one 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 at Lancaster Court near Fareham, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Or, consider onsite training for groups: four delegates: £800 | six delegates: £900 | eight delegates: £1,000+VAT.

Course Includes

  • Microsoft Training Manual
  • A project schedule relating to a typical small to medium sized project
  • Course project files
  • Certificate on completion
  • Post course support

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Aim & Objectives


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

  • Create a schedule that reflects accurate work, costs and assign resources against a range of tasks
  • Manage and update the schedule, deal with conflicts and manage resources

Course Objectives

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


  •  Plan your project, insert tasks, assign work, create dependencies, employ lead and lag
  •  Create and assign resources – workforce, materials, costs
  •  View reports
  •  Manage resources, work and costs
  •  Track project progress

Course Content

Initiating the Project…

Set up Options – Key options – Set up project calendar

Tasks – Insert and edit tasks

Enter task duration and associated work

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

Manage calendars – enter none working time and closure periods

Scheduling the Timeline…

Set up project milestones

Create 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 resources and assign costs

Set a Project Baseline – Identify resource over-allocation

Running the Project…

Analyse and Track a Project – Enter actual work, cost and duration – Display planned vs. actual data – Use standard reports

React to changing conditions

Deploying the Project…

Communicate with your project team and client

Integrate with Microsoft Excel to report costs and progress

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