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.