Working Smart with Microsoft Project

Manage the complexities of multiple projects more efficiently and effectively

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Introduction
What will I learn?
Who is this course for?

Working Smart with Microsoft Project

Manage the complexities of multiple projects more efficiently and effectively in Microsoft Project. Carry out multiple Project execution plans (developed through the Project Planning Breakthroughs) method accurately and effectively with Microsoft Project using common resource pools and external dependencies, along with detailed reporting and updating.

Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Immediately improve the application of Microsoft Project to your own Project Management workload
  • Allocate and share resources. Resolve conflicts among them
  • Produce reports of value, both in standard and customised formats
  • Accurately monitor multiple projects through proven tracking and updating techniques

Who is this Priority Coaching Course for?

This course is designed for attendees of the Project Planning Breakthroughs program and individuals responsible for monitoring the execution of a project and/or have multiple projects to administer.

Upcoming Project Management Course Dates

Choose from the dates below to secure your enrolment in one of our upcoming classes

Project Planning Breakthroughs (Virtual)

March 18, 2024 - March 21, 2024
09:30 AM to 01:30 PM (Everyday)
$1450 (EX GST)
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Microsoft Project Fundamentals (Virtual)

April 10, 2024 - April 11, 2024
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (Everyday)
$695 (EX GST)
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Microsoft Project Fundamentals (Virtual)

July 25, 2024 - July 26, 2024
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (Everyday)
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Project Planning Breakthroughs (Virtual)

August 7, 2024 - August 8, 2024
09:00 AM to 01:00 PM (Everyday)
$1450 (EX GST)
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Learn more about Working Smart with Microsoft Project

Overview

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Format

What's Included

Unit 1: Overview of Project Planning Framework and Tools

In this unit, we will discuss the challenges of managing project work. We will introduce you to the work that needs to get done before Microsoft project can be helpful.

Unit 2: Getting Started with Microsoft Project

You will look at the basic interface of MS Project, its main functionalities and commands. You will also look at creating and saving a new project file and how to use the different views of MS Project.

Unit 3: Setting-up Microsoft Project to Manage Projects

You will learn how to adjust the default settings to create a template that can serve your future projects. You will also learn how to customize your project calendar to meet your own time constraints and scheduling requirements.

Unit 4: Managing Project Tasks

Working with a sample case study, you will see how to input project task information into Microsoft Project. You will then learn how to organize your project tasks to capture dependencies and constraints. You will also learn how to define your project critical path in Microsoft Project.

Unit 5: Managing Project Resources

In Unit 5 you will determine how to assign resources to project tasks. You will see how to integrate resources calendars to take into account the availabilty of your resources. You will also learn how to identify resources overallocation and resolve resource conflicts.

Unit 6: Tracking & Reporting on Project Activities

You will explore various processes to monitor and track your project tasks and resources. You will also see how to report on your project to keep everyone informed and equipped to make timely decisions.

Unit 7: Back at the Workplace

In the final Unit, we will discuss potential obstacles to the implementation of Microsoft Project and look at strategies for its quick and effective implementation back at the workplace.

This workshop is suitable for graduates of Project Planning Breakthroughs who are responsible for monitoring the execution of a Project and/or have multiple projects to administrator. Familiarity with MS Project or at least MS Excel is recommended.

  • 2 x 3 hours live online facilitation (virtual)

This workshop is not suitable for Mac Users. Should you have a Microsoft Office for Mac training requirement, please contact us for assistance.

  • Comprehensive Learning Guide

Dont have your own laptop?

We have modern HP laptops available for hire!

HP EliteBook Touchscreen Tablet laptops (with mouse) (11 available)

  • Rental cost to client $95+GST per laptop + transport
  • Running Windows 11
  • Running Office 365
    • Word
    • Excel
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
    • OneNote
    • Added only if required - MS Project, MS Visio

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