MS Project – Introduction

Introduction to Microsoft Project Training Courses

Microsoft Project – Introduction Training Course

1 Day Course | 1 delegate £195.00 plus VAT
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This one day intensive Instructor-led course provides practical training on how to plan and schedule projects using Microsoft Project. On completion of the course delegates will have acquired the skills needed to create a new project.
The course aims include -entering tasks, resources and cost information; analysing and adjusting schedules with date, dependency and resource constraints; customising and printing Gantt chart views and reports; recording and reviewing task progress against the baseline.
The benefits gained from this course can be applied to all project types of any scope.

Course Content

Project Management Concepts

  • Project management
  • The project lifecycle
  • Outlining

System Overview

  • Getting started – menus and views
  • Opening a project file
  • System options, base calendar

Creating a New Plan

  • File properties and project information form
  • Outlining the plan
  • Outlining and entering task notes

Scheduling with Dates

  • Quick scheduling
  • Entering task duration
  • Entering “Date Constraints”


  • Planning Techniques
  • Networks; Gantt Charts
  • Critical path analysis

Scheduling with Dependencies

  • Entering dependencies
  • Critical path review
  • Recurring tasks and split tasks

Who will the course benefit?

Anyone wishing to learn the essential skills to use MS Project to create effective Project plans and use the basic business features available in this software. Anyone with responsibility to update and maintain project plans, but without using the complicated features, would find this course an ideal introduction to the subject.

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