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Microsoft Project provides the flexible and intuitive tools and solutions to help create the project plan, track progress, adjust resources as needed, and make the project more visible, so that others can see the status of a project.

  • Course Start Date: 2019-07-24
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:30:00
  • Duration: 3 Day(s)
  • Location: Ottawa
  • Delivery Methods(s): Instructor Led

Course Outline


Basic knowledge of Project Management concepts


Microsoft Project provides the flexible and intuitive tools and solutions to help create the project plan, track progress, adjust resources as needed, and make the project more visible, so that others can see the status of a project. In this Microsoft Project training course, you gain the skills to manage and maintain control of multiple projects more efficiently for your organization.

You Will Learn How To
  • Leverage Microsoft Project to plan your project
  • Manage project schedules and resources
  • Create reports and dashboards to effectively share project data
  • Track progress and monitor variances between targets and actuals
Important Course Information Requirements:
  • Basic knowledge of Project Management concepts
  • This course uses Microsoft Project 2016, but many concepts apply to earlier versions of Microsoft Project
Course Outline

Introduction to Microsoft Project
  • Overview of project management concepts that apply to Microsoft Project
  • Introducing the Microsoft Project interface
  • Customizing the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
Creating a New Project Plan

Building a project plan

  • Producing a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Entering tasks, summary tasks and milestones
  • Estimating and entering task duration
  • Establishing relationships between tasks
  • Working with different types of dependencies
  • Adjusting the project schedule to target specific dates

Scheduling essentials

  • Leveraging manual and automatic scheduling
  • Conceptualizing and identifying the critical path
  • Analyzing and managing the schedule

Optimizing the project plan

  • Implementing lag and lead
  • Applying deadline dates to the project plan
  • Setting, locating and removing task constraints
  • Managing master and subprojects
Controlling Your Project Plan

Configuring calendars

  • Creating new and updating existing calendars
  • Analyzing the relationship between project, task and resource calendars
  • Changing default calendar options

Applying calendars to projects, tasks and resources

  • Assigning calendars appropriately
  • Updating your project plan due to calendar changes

Sharing project calendars

  • Saving calendar changes to the Global template
  • Sharing and organizing calendars
Keeping Your Project on Track

Preparing for tracking

  • Validating the project plan
  • Establishing the baseline

Tracking task progress

  • Identifying key steps in the tracking process
  • Updating the project plan with tracking data
  • Analyzing variance against the project plan
  • Creating graphical status indicators

Troubleshooting schedule problems

  • Reviewing project task updates for timeline problems
  • Resolving issues with the project schedule
Managing Project Resources and Assignments

Creating and assigning resources

  • Defining work, material and cost resources
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Utilizing budget resources
  • Configuring resource pools

Managing and tracking resource assignments

  • Troubleshooting resource assignments
  • Investigating and resolving resource overallocations
  • Tracking assignment progress
  • Leveraging the Usage views to manage assignments
Analyzing Project Data and Preparing Reports

Identifying communication needs

  • Defining stakeholder groups
  • Identifying project communication requirements

Creating reports

  • Examining basic and dynamic report types
  • Designing dashboard indicator reports
  • Building custom tables, filters and reports
  • Creating Visual Report templates
  • Automating reporting tasks via macros

Interacting with other applications

  • Sharing data using the Timeline view
  • Overview of collaboration features
  • Employing import and export maps

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam

You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:
Have a record of your growth and learning results.
Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

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Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

Training Location

Ottawa Education Centre
2300 - 160 Elgin Street

Ottawa, ON

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