Microsoft Project Professional Introduction

Course Duration is 1 Day

£255.00 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

Within business many individuals need to use project management skills to help schedule and control projects. Microsoft Project Professional is the ideal tool to do this.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for you if you need to create projects in which estimated durations, task dependencies and the possible levelling of resource conflict is involved.

Learning Outcomes

Create a Project Plan: Gain the ability to initiate and develop a comprehensive project plan, encompassing project objectives, tasks, timelines, and resources.
Explore Resources: Learn how to identify, allocate, and manage project resources effectively, ensuring that tasks have the necessary personnel and materials.
Link Tasks Together: Understand how to establish logical connections and dependencies between project tasks, ensuring that they are executed in the correct sequence.
Track a Project Plan to Completion: Acquire the skills needed to monitor and track the project plan throughout its lifecycle, making necessary adjustments to keep the project on course and ensure successful completion.

Course Content

Creating the Project Plan: Learn how to initiate and create a comprehensive project plan, defining project objectives, scope, and initial tasks.
Task Sequences: Understand how to organise project tasks into logical sequences to ensure smooth workflow and successful project completion.
Task Dependencies: Explore the concept of task dependencies, which define the relationships and order in which tasks must be executed.
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Learn how to create a structured breakdown of the project into smaller, more manageable components, making it easier to plan and execute.
Gantt Charts: Master the use of Gantt charts to visualise project schedules, task durations, and dependencies, providing a clear overview of project timelines.
Network Diagrams: Understand how to create and use network diagrams, which represent task sequences and dependencies graphically.
Working with Resources: Learn how to assign and manage project resources effectively to ensure tasks are adequately staffed and resourced.
Resource Leveling: Explore resource leveling techniques to optimise resource allocation and avoid overloading team members.
Working with Calendars: Understand the importance of project calendars and how to customise them to reflect specific working hours and holidays.
Constraints: Learn how to apply constraints to tasks, such as start dates, finish dates, or fixed durations, to control project scheduling.
Tracking Progress: Explore methods for tracking project progress and how to adjust the plan as necessary to stay on track.
Viewing Costs: Gain insights into project cost management by tracking and analysing project expenses.
Printing: Learn how to create and print project reports, schedules, and other project-related documents.

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.