Microsoft Project 2016 Introduction Training Course

Through our partners at QA we can now offer a public classroom based Microsoft Project Introduction training course at locations across the UK including:

  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester

During this 2 day MS Project course delegates will learn how to create new projects, work with different views, manage resources and track progress. Here is an overview of the course content:

Module 1 – Getting Started with Microsoft Project

  • Topic A – Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016
  • Topic B – Exploring the Microsoft Project 2016 Environment
  • Topic C – Displaying an Existing Project Plan in Different Views

Module 2 – Creating a Project Plan

  • Topic A – Creating a New Microsoft Project Plan
  • Topic B – Setting Project Working Time
  • Topic C – Project Information
  • Topic D – Creating Summary Stages or Phases
  • Topic E – Editing the Task List
  • Topic F – Defining the Activity List
  • Topic G – Creating and Applying Task Calendars
  • Topic H – Creating the Work Breakdown Structure

Module 3 – Creating the Project Schedule

  • Topic A – Task Durations
  • Topic B – Defining Milestones
  • Topic C – Manual Scheduling and Finish to Start Relationships
  • Topic D – Automatic Scheduling
  • Topic E – Task Relationships
  • Topic F – Adding Stages to the Timeline
  • Topic G – Identifying the Critical Path
  • Topic H – Working with Constraints and Deadlines
  • Topic I – Recurring Activities
  • Topic J – Adding Notes to a Task
  • Topic K – Referencing Other Files in Tasks

Module 4 – Managing Resources in a Project Plan

  • Topic A – Resource Types
  • Topic B – Working with Resource Calendars and Availability
  • Topic C – Adding Resource Costs
  • Topic D – Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Topic E – Effort-Driven Scheduling
  • Topic F – Resolving Resource Overallocation
  • Topic G – Splitting Activities

Module 5 – Introduction to Project Tracking

  • Topic A – Setting a Project Baseline
  • Topic B – Entering Actuals
  • Topic C – Viewing Progress in a Project Plan

Module 6 – Viewing and Reporting Project Detail

  • Topic A – Filter, Group and Highlight Project Information
  • Topic B – Printing Views
  • Topic C – Using Standard Reports in Microsoft Project

QA’s normal price for this comprehensive 2 day course is £735 + VAT. As trusted partners we’re able to offer the training at the discounted rate of £635, representing a saving of £100 per person.

For further information or to book a place on this course, please call 0800 2922842 or visit our contact page.

Microsoft Project Training Courses in Doncaster

Microsoft Project Training Courses Onsite at Your Doncaster Premises

MS Project remains the application of choice for most project managers, however successive versions have not made the software any easier to learn. To get the best from Microsoft Project it’s necessary to understand a few basic principles on which the software is based.

One frequent mistake made by new users is that of inserting Start and Finish dates into the Task Sheet. One would be forgiven for doing this as the layout of the interface suggests that this is what is required. However, in order to get the most out of the software’s ability to reschedule tasks, we should never do this. Instead, the task start and finish dates are usually arrived at by creating task linkages (or dependencies). When set-up correctly, the project plan can be updated much more easily should there be any variance in the future.

MS Project is characterised by such ‘quirks’, earning it the reputation of being the most difficult of all Microsoft applications to learn. This is where a structured training course can save both time and money. In just one day, we can show you how to set up your project plan correctly in order to gain the most from the software’s time-saving features. We will visit you at your own premises and can train up to 10 staff members together, maximising your time and investment.

Our onsite Microsoft Project training courses start conveniently at 10am and finish around 4pm. We can supply laptops if required with MS project pre-installed and our trainers carry projectors and screens, so that virtually any office can be used as a training room. Please call free on 0800 2922842 to discuss your requirements, or alternatively use the Quick Form at the top of this page.

Onsite Specialists for Microsoft Project Training Courses in Doncaster, Leeds, Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Wakefield and throughout Yorkshire

Microsoft Project Training Courses London

Microsoft Project training onsite at your own offices anywhere in London from £55 / person

To get the most out of Microsoft Project a properly structured training course can be invaluable. Trying to teach one’s self how to use the application is fraught with difficulties as the interface can be misleading.

A classic example of this is the practise which some project managers adopt of entering start and finish dates for tasks. One glance at the task sheet would indeed suggest that this is what is required, however doing so actually removes much of the software’s flexibility should it become necessary to reschedule tasks. When the plan is correctly scheduled in MS Project, subsequent changes will be easy to apply – at least as far as the software is concerned!

Observing a proper sequence in Microsoft Project when scheduling the plan will also pay dividends. In our 1 day Foundation Microsoft Project training course we show you how the software was designed to be used. Our belief is that when it comes to software, ‘we learn best by doing’. During the courses of the day on our Foundation course, delegates build a working  project together with the trainer. Staring from basics, we cover all of the vital skills necessary for delegates to be able to schedule any project of their own. Here is a brief overview of the topics covered:

  • Creating a new project
  • Defining project working times
  • Entering tasks
  • Setting milestones
  • Breaking the project into phases
  • Linking tasks to create dependencies
  • Setting lead & lag time
  • Entering deadlines
  • Creating a resource sheet
  • Allocating resources to tasks
  • Editing resource calendars
  • Dealing with resource over allocation
  • Understanding effort driven scheduling

A 1 day Foundation Microsoft Project course delivered at your own offices in London can cost as little as £55 per delegate (based upon 10 people in a group). Please see our Onsite Training page for full details including pricing.

Microsoft Project Training Courses Chester

From £55 per person, Microsoft Project training courses onsite at your own offices in Chester

Microsoft Project is one of the most popular and widely used project management packages, providing all the tools needed to allow a project manager to develop a plan, manage resources and budgets, assess workloads and track a project’s progress. In these budget-constrained times, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to produce reports and demonstrate accountability as a project progresses, and a full understanding of Microsoft Project allows you to do this.

However, while it is very popular, Microsoft Project is also notoriously difficult to self-teach and without meaningful training, users might not be taking full advantage of the software’s capabilities.

We have skilled tutors, who are themselves experienced project managers, who can deliver on-site training courses at your premises in Chester for as little as £55 per person. Individual training courses offered in-house have the benefit of being structured to suit your individual needs and can save you valuable time and money.

Our tutors can demonstrate how MS Project was intended to be used, ensuring that you and your projects benefit from all of its many features. We can show you how to design and print reports, schedule tasks, helping project managers to handle large and complex schedules and present project management data. Our training courses are comprehensive, covering most of what project managers need to know and by being individually tailored, can be delivered to users new to MS Project or more experienced users who wish to develop their skills.

For more information about Microsoft Project training courses in Chester, please call free on 0800 2922842 or email via the quick form on our Contact page.

Microsoft Project Training Courses Sheffield

projectMicrosoft Project training courses Sheffield from £55 per person

If you are looking to train a number of staff in the use of Microsoft Project, you will find an onsite course delivered at your own offices both cheaper and more convenient.  We are specialists in onsite MS Project training and our MS Project trainers are not only qualified tutors, but also experienced project managers.

Public Microsoft Project course prices average around £300+ per person, however our unique onsite group pricing system means that you could train your staff for as little as £55 each. Our Onsite Training page gives full details including pricing.

Microsoft Project is notorious for being difficult to self-teach as the interface can be somewhat misleading. It is all too easy to fall into bad habits with the software, preventing the user from getting the best out of the program. This is where a structured training course comes in. We can show the way MS Project was intended to be used, ensuring that you and your projects benefit from all of its many features.

Unless you are very familiar with such aspects of the software as Project Calendars and Task Linkage, we would recommend that you take the Foundation MS Project course. This is a very comprehensive 1 day programme and covers the majority of what most project managers need to know in order to plan efficiently. We also offer an Advanced MS Project course for those who wish to take their skills to an even higher level, but most find that Foundation is sufficient for day to day project planning. If you are unsure what level you require we can supply a free Training Needs Analysis service to help you choose.

For more information about Microsoft Project training courses in Sheffield, please call free on 0800 2922842 or email via the quick form on our Contact page.

Microsoft Project Training Courses Nottinghamshire

projectMS Project training at your own premises in Nottinghamshire from £55 per delegate

Converting to Microsoft Project can be a daunting task without expert guidance. The software is well known for being difficult to self-learn and often there just isn’t time to figure it out. A focused 1 day MS Project course is all that you need to become proficient with the software and can save you wasted time and money.

The best way to learn any software is to use it and to this end all of our Microsoft courses are very practical in nature. In the Foundation MS Project course we will take you from the fundamentals right through to building a complete project. Admittedly it is an intensive day, but none of the material is difficult when broken down into logical steps. This is the fastest way to get your project managers fully up to speed with the program and is as much as the majority of people will actually need in their day to day work.

For those who need a more in-depth knowledge of  the software’s capabilities, we also have a 1 day Advanced MS Project course. Like the Foundation course it is very practical and the day is spent working with the software and building an advanced project plan.

For full information on our Microsoft Project courses including pricing structure, please visit the Onsite Training page.

Microsoft Project Training Courses in Leeds

projectMicrosoft Project training In-House at your Offices in Leeds

If you need to train a number of people in Microsoft Project it would be worth considering the in-house option. We can come to your offices in Leeds and deliver an MS project course from as little as £55 per person. As well as being more convenient, hosting private training at your own offices has the advantage of being more relevant. We can tailor a Microsoft Project course to suit your own particular needs and ensure that your project managers have all the skills they need in the shortest possible time. Please visit our Onsite Training page for full details of this option.

We provide Microsoft Project training at 2 levels: Foundation & Advanced. Even if you have some experience with the software we usually advise that you do take the Foundation course. This is because there are a number of ‘traps’ which are easy to fall into when learning to schedule with MS Project and having a skilled trainer on hand is invaluable to guide you through the fundamental principles.

Please call free on 0800 2922842 to discuss your MS Project requirements or alternatively you can email us from our contact page.