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Microsoft Project courses

The following courses run between one and two times per month in the following locations: London, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Leeds.

We can also deliver these courses for you at your work address anywhere within the UK. 

 

Prices start from just £85 + VAT per person when a 1 day bespoke closed course is booked for up to six delegates attending.

 

 

    Course Duration           

Course Guide   

Microsoft Project 2016 Introduction

2 days

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Target Audience: This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.

Prerequisites: An understanding of project management concepts and Knowledge of a Windows operating system

In 2 Days Delegates will learn to:
  • Identify the components of the Microsoft Project environment
  • Use views to work with a project plan
  • Create a new project plan
  • Create the project schedule
  • Manage resources in a project plan
  • Finalise a project plan
  • Track progress
  • View and report project plan information
Module 1 - Getting Started with Microsoft Project
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016
  • Exploring the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment
  • Displaying an Existing Project Plan in Different Views
Module 2 - Creating a Project Plan
  • Creating a New Microsoft Project Plan
  • Setting Project Working Time
  • Project Information
  • Creating Summary Stages or Phases
  • Editing the Task List
  • Defining the Activity List
  • Creating and Applying Task Calendars
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
Module 3 - Creating the Project Schedule
  • Task Durations
  • Defining Milestones
  • Manual Scheduling and Finish to Start Relationships
  • Automatic Scheduling
  • Task Relationships
  • Adding Stages to the Timeline
  • Identifying the Critical Path
  • Working with Constraints and Deadlines
  • Recurring Activities
  • Adding Notes to a Task
  • Referencing Other Files in Tasks
Module 4 - Managing Resources in a Project Plan
  • Resource Types
  • Working with Resource Calendars and Availability
  • Adding Resource Costs
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Effort-Driven Scheduling
  • Resolving Resource Over allocation
  • Splitting Activities
Module 5 - Introduction to Project Tracking
  • Setting a Project Baseline
  • Entering Actuals
  • Viewing Progress in a Project Plan
Module 6 - Viewing and Reporting Project Detail
  • Filter, Group and Highlight Project Information
  • Printing Views
  • Using Standard Reports in Microsoft Project

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Course Guide   

Microsoft Project 2016 Advanced

2 days

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Target Audience: Target Audience: This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who has the basic skills to create and modify project plans using Microsoft Project 2016, and who needs to use Microsoft Project 2016 to manage and customise those plans through the implementation stage of a project.

Prerequisites: An understanding of project management concepts; Knowledge of a Windows operating system, XP or newer; Knowledge equivalent to, or attendance on Microsoft Project 2016 Introduction.

In 2 Days Delegates will learn to:
  • Manage project costs
  • Consolidate and reuse project plan information
  • Exchange project plan data with other applications
  • Update a project plan
  • Edit existing and create custom reports
  • Customise Project to meet specific requirements
Project Introduction Course – Consolidation
Module 1: Manage Costs in Microsoft Project
  • Create Different Cost Rates for Resources
  • Change the Resource Cost on Individual Tasks
  • Alter Costs Based on Time Periods
  • Assign Overtime Costs and Work to Resources
Module 2: Working with Multiple Projects
  • Combining Multiple Projects as a Programme
  • Creating a Shared Resource Pool
  • Assigning Resources using a Resource Pool
  • Using Cost Rate Tables with a Resource Pool
  • Identifying the Critical Path or Paths in a Programme
Module 3: Import and Export Information
  • File Formats Supported by Microsoft Project
  • Mapping Project Information
  • Exporting Microsoft Project Information
  • Importing Information into Microsoft Project
Module 4: Tracking Progress and Project Actuals
  • Moving a Project
  • Entering Task Progress as Scheduled
  • Updating and Monitoring Progress using a Status Date
  • Updating Actuals
  • Reschedule Incomplete Work
Module 5: Reporting on Projects
  • Reporting on Progress
  • Manipulate Built-In Reports
  • Earned Value Reporting
  • Work with Multiple Baselines
  • Distribute Project Data in Other Formats
Module 6: Customising Microsoft Project
  • Working with the Timeline Feature
  • Create Custom Fields
  • Create Custom Filters
  • Create Custom Tables
  • Create Custom Views
  • Create Custom Reports
  • Create Templates
  • Using the Organizer
Appendix 1: Calculation Options with Status Date

Appendix 2: Using Interim Plans

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Course Guide   

Using Microsoft Project 2016 in a Prince2 Environment

2 days

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Target Audience: This course is designed to integrate the use of Microsoft Project 2016 as the software tool for the planning, tracking and reporting for projects that are controlled using a PRINCE2 based methodology. It is suitable for delegates who are either PRINCE2 qualified or are required to work in a PRINCE2 environment

Prerequisites: Delegates should have some practical experience of using Microsoft Project 2016; Delegates should be familiar with PRINCE2 terminology and processes and themes.

In 2 Days Delegates will learn to:
  • Set Project Timelines
  • Create PRINCE2 Summary Stages in Microsoft Project
  • Add Work Packages, Resources and Estimates
  • Schedule a Microsoft Project plan
  • Add Control Points
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Baseline a Microsoft Project plan
  • Track a plan both in Tolerance and in Exception
  • Report against the plan
  • Close the project
Module 1: Setting Project Timelines and Summary Stages
  • Overview of Microsoft Project Calendars
  • Creating a Project Calendar
  • Scheduling the Microsoft Project Plan
  • Creating a High Level PRINCE2 Structure in Microsoft Project
Module 2: Adding Work Packages, Resources and Estimating the Plan
  • Adding Work Packages
  • Outlining the Plan
  • External References
  • Estimating and Adding Task Durations
  • Estimating and Adding Task Based Costs
  • Estimating Resource Requirements
  • Working with Resource Calendars and Availability
  • Adding Resource Costs
Module 3: Scheduling, Control Points, Critical Paths and Baselines
  • Sequencing the Plan
  • Task Relationships
  • Adding Control Points or Milestones
  • Identifying the Critical Path
  • Introduction to Standard Reports in Microsoft Project
  • Resource Assignments
  • Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Resolving Resource Overallocation
  • Resource Pools
  • Project Baselines
Module 4: Controlling a Stage within Tolerance
  • Overview of Tracking and Reporting in Microsoft Project
  • Entering Actuals within Tolerance
  • Updating Actuals
  • Progress Views and Reports in Microsoft Project
  • Visual Reports
Module 5: Controlling a Stage in Exception
  • Entering Actuals in Exception
  • Microsoft Project Exception Views and Reports
Module 6: Closing a Project
  • Entering Remaining Actuals
  • Breaking Links to External Microsoft Project Information
  • Microsoft Project Reports to Use at Closure

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Course Guide   

Microsoft Project 2013 Introduction

2 days

BSG Training - delivering ICT Training Solutions for you

Target Audience: This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.

Prerequisites: An understanding of project management concepts and Knowledge of a Windows operating system.

In 2 Days Delegates will learn to:
  • Identify the components of the Microsoft Project environment
  • Use views to work with a project plan
  • Create a new project plan
  • Create the project schedule
  • Manage resources in a project plan
  • Finalise a project plan
  • Track progress
  • View and report project plan information
Module 1 - Getting Started with Microsoft Project
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013
  • Exploring the Microsoft Project 2013 Environment
  • Displaying an Existing Project Plan in Different Views
Module 2 - Creating a Project Plan
  • Creating a New Microsoft Project Plan
  • Setting Project Working Time
  • Project Information
  • Creating Summary Stages or Phases
  • Editing the Task List
  • Defining the Activity List
  • Creating and Applying Task Calendars
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
Module 3 - Creating the Project Schedule
  • Task Durations
  • Defining Milestones
  • Manual Scheduling and Finish to Start Relationships
  • Automatic Scheduling
  • Task Relationships
  • Adding Stages to the Timeline
  • Identifying the Critical Path
  • Working with Constraints and Deadlines
  • Recurring Activities
  • Adding Notes to a Task
  • Referencing Other Files in Tasks
Module 4 - Managing Resources in a Project Plan
  • Resource Types
  • Working with Resource Calendars and Availability
  • Adding Resource Costs
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Effort-Driven Scheduling
  • Resolving Resource Over allocation
  • Splitting Activities
Module 5 - Introduction to Project Tracking
  • Setting a Project Baseline
  • Entering Actuals
  • Viewing Progress in a Project Plan
Module 6 - Viewing and Reporting Project Detail
  • Filter, Group and Highlight Project Information
  • Printing Views
  • Using Standard Reports in Microsoft Project

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Course Guide   

Microsoft Project 2013 Advanced

2 days

BSG Training - delivering ICT Training Solutions for you

Target Audience: Target Audience: This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who has the basic skills to create and modify project plans using Microsoft Project 2013, and who needs to use Microsoft Project 2013 to manage and customise those plans through the implementation stage of a project.

Prerequisites: An understanding of project management concepts; Knowledge of a Windows operating system; XP or newer; Knowledge equivalent to, or attendance on Microsoft Project 2013 Introduction course.

In 2 Days Delegates will learn to:
  • Manage project costs
  • Consolidate and reuse project plan information
  • Exchange project plan data with other applications
  • Update a project plan
  • Edit existing and create custom reports
  • Customise Project to meet specific requirements
Module 1: Manage Costs in Microsoft Project
  • Create Different Cost Rates for Resources
  • Change the Resource Cost on Individual Tasks
  • Alter Costs Based on Time Periods
  • Assign Overtime Costs and Work to Resources
Module 2: Working with Multiple Projects
  • Combining Multiple Projects as a Programme
  • Creating a Shared Resource Pool
  • Assigning Resources using a Resource Pool
  • Using Cost Rate Tables with a Resource Pool
  • Identifying the Critical Path or Paths in a Programme
Module 3 - What If Analysis
  • Earned Value
  • View Multiple Baselines in a Single Project
  • Use Interim Plans
Module 4 - Import and Export Information
  • File Formats Supported by Microsoft Project
  • Map Project Information
  • Export Microsoft Project Information
  • Import Information into Microsoft Project
  • Use Visual Reports in Microsoft Project
Module 5 - Track Progress and Project Actuals
  • Enter Task Progress as Scheduled
  • Update a Project Using the Status Date
  • Reschedule Incomplete Work
  • Update Actuals
  • Report Against Progress
  • Move a Project
Module 6 - Customising Microsoft Project
  • Working with the Timeline Feature
  • Create Custom Fields
  • Create Custom Filters
  • Create Custom Tables
  • Create Custom Views
  • Create Custom Reports
  • Create Templates
  • Using the Organizer
  • Macros

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Course Guide   

Using Microsoft Project 2013 in a Prince2 Environment

2 days

BSG Training - delivering ICT Training Solutions for you

Target Audience: This course is designed to integrate the use of Microsoft Project 2013 as the software tool for the planning, tracking and reporting for projects that are controlled using a PRINCE2 based methodology. It is suitable for delegates who are either PRINCE2 qualified or are required to work in a PRINCE2 environment.

Prerequisites: Delegates should have some practical experience of using Microsoft Project 2013; Delegates should be familiar with Prince2 terminology and processes and themes

In 2 Days Delegates will learn to:
  • Set Project Timelines
  • Create Prince2 Summary Stages in Microsoft Project
  • Add Work Packages, Resources and Estimates
  • Schedule a Microsoft Project plan
  • Add Control Points
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Baseline a Microsoft Project plan
  • Track a plan both in Tolerance and in Exception
  • Report against the plan
  • Close the Project
Module 1: Setting Project Timelines and Summary Stages
  • Overview of Microsoft Project Calendars
  • Creating a Project Calendar
  • Scheduling the Microsoft Project Plan
  • Creating a Prince2 Structure in Microsoft Project
Module 2: Add Work Packages and Appropriate Resources to the Stage Plan
  • Adding Work Packages
  • Outlining the Plan
  • Referencing External Relationships in Microsoft Project
  • Estimating and Adding Task Durations
  • Estimating and Adding Task Based Costs
  • Estimating Resource Requirements
Module 3: Scheduling, Control Points, Critical Paths and Baselines
  • Sequencing the Plan
  • Task Relationships
  • Add Control Points or Milestones
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Introduction to Standard Reports
  • Work with Resource Availability and Assignments
  • Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Resolving Resource Overallocation
  • Resource Pools
  • Baseline the Microsoft Stage Plan & Project Plan
Module 4: Controlling a Stage within Tolerance
  • Overview of Tracking and Reporting in Microsoft Project
  • Entering Actuals within Tolerance
  • Updating Actuals
  • Progress Reports and Reports in Microsoft Project
  • Using Visual Reports
Module 5: Controlling a Stage in Exception
  • Entering Actuals in Exception
  • Microsoft Project Exception Views and Reports
Module 6: Closing a Project
  • Entering Remaining Actuals
  • Breaking Links to External References
  • Microsoft Project Closure Reports

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Course Guide   

Microsoft Project 2010 Introduction

2 days

BSG Training - delivering ICT Training Solutions for you

Target Audience: Target Audience: This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who is responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage these project plans.

Prerequisites: An understanding of project management concepts and Knowledge of a Windows operating system, either Windows XP, Vista or 7.

In 2 Days Delegates will learn to:
  • Identify the components of the Microsoft Project environment
  • Use views to work with a project plan
  • Create a new project plan
  • Create the project schedule
  • Manage resources in a project plan
  • Finalise a project plan
  • Track progress
  • View and report project plan information
Module 1 - Getting Started with Microsoft Project
  • Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010
  • Exploring the Microsoft Project 2013 Environment
  • Displaying an Existing Project Plan in Different Views
Module 2 - Creating a Project Plan
  • Creating a New Microsoft Project Plan
  • Setting Project Working Time
  • Project Information
  • Creating Summary Stages
  • Editing the Task List
  • Defining the Activity List
  • Creating and Applying Task Calendars
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
Module 3 - Creating the Project Schedule
  • Understand Task Durations
  • Define Milestones
  • Work with Manual Scheduling and Finish Start Links
  • Automatic Scheduling and Finish Start links
  • Task Relationships - Types, Lag and Lead
  • Add Tasks to the Timeline
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Work with Constraints and Deadlines
  • Add Recurring Activities
  • Add Notes to a Task
  • Reference Other Files in Tasks
Module 4 - Managing Resources in a Project Plan
  • Understand Resources Types
  • Work with Resource Calendars and Availability
  • Add Resource Costs
  • Assign Resources to Tasks
  • Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Resolve Resource Overallocation
  • Split Activities
Module 5 - Introduction to Project Tracking
  • Set a Project Baseline
  • Enter Actuals Against Tasks
  • View Progress Against a Baseline
Module 6 - Viewing and Reporting Project Detail
  • Filter, Group and Highlight Project Information
  • Printing Views
  • Using Standard Reports in Microsoft Project

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Course Guide   

Microsoft Project 2010 Advanced

2 days

BSG Training - delivering ICT Training Solutions for you

Target Audience: Target Audience: This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who has the basic skills to create and modify project plans using Microsoft Project 2010, and who needs to use Microsoft Project 2010 to manage and customise those plans through the implementation stage of a project.

Prerequisites: An understanding of project management concepts; Knowledge of a Windows operating system; XP Vista or Windows 7; Knowledge equivalent to, or attendance on Microsoft Project 2010 Introduction course.

In 2 Days Delegates will learn to:
  • Manage project costs
  • Consolidate and reuse project plan information
  • Exchange project plan data with other applications
  • Update a project plan
  • Customise Project to meet specific requirements
Module 1: Manage Costs in Microsoft Project
  • Assign Different Cost Rates for Resources
  • Change the Resource Cost on Individual Tasks
  • Alter Costs Based on Time Periods
  • Assign Overtime Costs and Work to Resources
Module 2: Working with Multiple Projects
  • Use and Manage Workspaces
  • Create a Programme Plan
  • Consolidated Project Plans
  • Create Interdependencies between Projects
  • Identify the Critical Path or Paths in a Programme
  • Create a Shared Resource Pool
  • Assign Resources using a Resource Pool
  • Use Cost Rate Tables with a Resource Pool
Module 3 - What If Analysis
  • Earned Value
  • View Multiple Baselines in a Single Project
  • Use Interim Plans
Module 4 - Import and Export Project Information
  • File Formats Supported by Microsoft Project
  • Map Project Information
  • Export Microsoft Project Information
  • Import Information into Microsoft Project
  • Use Visual Reports in Microsoft Project
Module 5 - Track Progress and Project Actuals
  • Enter Task Progress as Scheduled
  • Update a Project Using the Status Date
  • Reschedule Incomplete Work
  • Update Task Actuals
  • Report Against Progress
  • Move a Project
Module 6 - Customising Microsoft Project
  • Working with the Timeline Feature
  • Create Custom Fields
  • Create Custom Filters
  • Create Custom Tables
  • Create Custom Views
  • Create Custom Reports
  • Create Templates
  • Using the Organizer
  • Macros

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