Training Limited
MS Project Workshop
This course is suitable for anyone new to Microsoft Project
Course Content 3 Days

Course Aims

This 3-day course provides practical guidance on how to effectively and accurately transfer plans developed through Project Management Skills into MS Project 2007. Use your software to manage the complexities of multiple projects more efficiently. And effectively through the use of common resource pools and external dependencies, along with detailed reporting and updating. On completion of the course delegates will have acquired the skills needed to create executable project plans; analyse and adjust schedules with date, dependency and resource constraints; customize, print Gantt Chart views, reports; record and review task progress against the baseline. Participants will also acquire the necessary skills to customize and print high quality charts and reports for effective communication of project plans.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for both novice and experienced project managers and schedulers. These individuals are involved in or responsible for scheduling, estimating, coordinating, controlling, budgeting, and staffing of projects and supporting other users of Microsoft Office Project. A familiarity with key project management concepts and terminology is recommended as well as basic Windows navigation skills


Immediately improve your application of MS Project
Allocate and share resources, and resolve conflicts among them
Produce reports of value, both standard and custom
Through tracking and updating, accurately monitor single or multiple projects
What are the course prerequisites?
A working knowledge of PCs, Windows and Project Management Skills is assumed.

Versions ; This course is available for MS Project 2003, 2007 & 2010

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Get started with Microsoft Office Project 2007.
Create and define projects.
Work with estimates and dependencies.
Work with deadlines, constraints, and task calendars.
Work with resources.
Predict behaviour by using task types and the scheduling formula.
Customize and format Microsoft Project views.
Analyse resource utilization.
Track progress.
Create project reports that analyse project, resource, and task data.
Manage multiple projects.

Course Outline

Project Introduction

Exploring the Project window
Working with project files
Closing project files and closing Project
Using the Tracking and Resource Management

Working with tasks

Creating task lists
Modifying task lists
Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

Scheduling tasks

Setting up task links
Working with the advanced task options

Managing resources

Working with the project calendar
Working with resources and their calendars
Managing resource costs

Finalizing the task plan

Finalizing schedules and setting the baseline
Resolving resource conflicts

Filtering and Grouping

Working with filters
Working with groups

Tracking project work

Setting and Editing the baseline
Updating the progress of tasks
Viewing task progress

Analyzing and adjusting schedules

Analyzing schedules
Rescheduling the Project
Adjusting resource schedules

Formatting and printing

Formatting a project file
Printing views and reports
Customising reports

Project communications

Working with hyperlinks
Using the Camera option

Managing multiple projects

Consolidating and sharing projects
Sharing resources across projects

Customizing the project environment

Creating custom views and Traffic Lights
Creating custom tables and Traffic Lights

Communicating with other

Via Email and WP
Via PowerPoint