Microsoft Project Professional Advanced

Course Duration is 1 Day

From: £295.00 Plus VAT (per person)

Have more than 2 delegates? Talk to us about our closed group courses.

Delivery Method

Open Public Courses РVirtual Delivery Only  Closed Group Courses РFace To Face and Virtual Delivery

Business Benefit

The ability for a business to be able to work with multiple and inter-related projects is often needed. The advanced course supports this need.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable if you require working with many projects together and or have responsibilities to oversee a number of inter-related projects.

Learning Outcomes

Baselining: You will acquire the skills to effectively use baselines in Microsoft Project to establish a reference point for project performance measurement. This involves capturing the initial project plan, which can be used to track and compare progress against the original plan as the project unfolds. By using baselines, you can better control project scope, schedule, and costs.
Resource Pools: You’ll learn how to work with resource pools, which enable the efficient management and allocation of shared resources across multiple projects. This capability is especially valuable for organisations with resource constraints, as it allows for optimised resource utilisation and allocation.
Working with Multiple Projects: Participants will become proficient in working with multiple projects simultaneously within Microsoft Project. This includes skills such as combining multiple projects into a single view, coordinating dependencies between projects, and managing complex project portfolios.
Export to Excel: You will be able to seamlessly export project data, schedules, and reports to Microsoft Excel for further analysis and reporting. This skill is particularly useful for generating custom reports, sharing project information with stakeholders, and performing in-depth data analysis.

Course Content

Baselining Projects: Learn how to establish a baseline for your project, which serves as a reference point for measuring and tracking progress throughout the project lifecycle.
Combining Projects: Understand techniques for combining multiple projects into a single view or file, enabling better coordination and management of interconnected initiatives.
Resource Pooling: Explore resource pooling methods to efficiently manage and allocate shared resources across multiple projects, ensuring optimal resource utilisation.
Recurring Tasks: Learn how to set up and manage recurring tasks within your project plans, streamlining the handling of routine activities.
Reports: Master the generation and customisation of project reports, which provide valuable insights into project status, progress, and performance.
Templates: Create and utilise project templates to streamline the initiation and planning phases of new projects, saving time and ensuring consistency.
Importing: Understand how to import data, tasks, or resources from external sources into your project management software for seamless integration.
Exporting: Learn techniques for exporting project data and reports, enabling effective communication and sharing with stakeholders.

How to Book

Dates below represent open public courses only. To book this course, please select an available date and click the book now button below to complete the booking. Have two or more people to train – you may consider a closed group course. Contact us on [email protected] to discuss specific date and delivery requirements.

 

Measuring The Success

 

The purpose of your training is learning new skills and/or changing behaviour. We can help you measure this!

To evaluate how successfully the attendees are doing this, delegates can attend a Workplace Implementation session during the skills transfer period. The cost of the session is £595+VAT delivered virtually and lasts for 2.5 hours.

During the Workplace Implementation session the individuals will either on a 1-2-1 basis or as a group discuss the challenges and successes they have experienced during their skills transfer period.
This will include what they are doing differently as a direct result of the training and how this has positively impacted the organisation.
This is an excellent way to encourage the learning, support the skills transfer into the workplace and act as a measure to evaluate the training.

We compile this information into a report so that you have evidence of your return on investment.