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Microsoft Project Essentials

Square One

This course is delivered by Square One
Online with Tutor

About this course

This course is designed to teach you the essentials of Project Management Software so that you can plan and manage project schedules. By the end of this course, you will have a good working knowledge of the basics, so that you can work confidently and efficiently to generate a plan, assign resources to tasks, track progress, manage budgets and analyse workloads.

Topics covered:

  • Getting Started with Project Management Software: The Role of Microsoft Project; The Microsoft Project Environment; Display an Existing Project Plan; The Gantt Chart View; The Network Diagram/PERT Chart View
  • Creating a Project Plan; How to Create a New Project Plan; Assign a Project Calendar; Add Tasks to a Project Plan; Edit the Task List; Define the Activity List; Create the Work Breakdown Structure; Create Summary Stages
  • Creating the Project Schedule: Understand Task Durations; Define Milestones; Understand and Create Task Relationships; Link Dependent Tasks; Add Tasks to the Timeline; Identify the Critical Path; Set Task Constraints and Deadlines; Add Recurring Tasks; Add Notes to a Task
  • Managing Resources in a Project Plan: Understand Resource/Types; Work with Resource Calendars and Availability; Add Resource Costs; Assign Resources to Tasks; Resolve Resource Conflicts
  • Finishing a Project Plan: Shorten a Project Using the Critical Path; Set a Baseline; Print a Project Summary Report


Delegates should have a good level of PC and windows skills, and a basic knowledge of Word Processing or Spreadsheets.

Course length:

1 day

Course cost is £300 per delegate
Course cost with Accelerate grant is £180 per delegate

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