Learn the tools and techniques to assist in the complex endeavour of managing, monitoring & controlling and successfully delivering projects

A one day course – book now – limited early bird places!

Date: 12th April 2018

Project management tools, and particularly MS Project, give you improved estimations, greater control, easier tracking, better collaboration, and results that are easier to measure. Microsoft Project is a project management software program, which is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget and analysing workloads. These project management tools can be used in a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, government, retail, financial services and health care.

On leaving this CPD Certified MasterClass, delegates will be armed with the practical skills associated with the management aspect of the software. Specifically you will learn the tools, techniques and tips that will help you to effectively develop existing schedules and present custom project information.

It is essential that delegates are already familiar with the basic topics and have already created and resourced a project plan in auto-schedule mode. If you are not yet up to speed with these topics, our Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013 would be an ideal starting point.

Places are limited to 12 delegates to ensure sufficient tutor/delegate interaction – Prompt booking is advised.

Book your place now!

  • Customising Fields and Tables
    • Inserting/Removing Fields
    • Customising Views, Tables and Fields
    • Creating ‘Traffic Light’ (Red/Amber/Green) Reports
    • Tips on using the Organiser feature
  • Applying Filters to extract specific information
  • Resolving Resource Over-Allocations
    • Finding Resource Over-Allocations
    • Resolving Over-Allocations manually
    • Resolving Over-Allocations using the ‘Level Resources’ feature
  • Tracking Project progress
    • Working with Baselines
    • Using the Tracking Table
    • Using Tracking Commands
    • Tracking by ‘work done’
  • Project Reporting
    • Dashboards
    • Visual Reports (Excel)
  • Programme Management, working with multiple projects – Demonstration of Master Resource Pools and Master Project Files

The course is suitable for team leaders and project managers who wish to become more familiar with this project management tool, and how it can be used to aid in managing and planning a project successfully to completion. This course will be of benefit to a wide range of individuals from various sectors, and would be of relevance to project managers, engineers, site supervisors and team leaders, and anyone who’s role involves the planning and scheduling of tasks.

It is essential that delegates are already familiar with the basic topics and have already created and resourced a project plan in auto-schedule mode. If you are not yet up to speed with these topics, our Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013 would be an ideal starting point.

Please bring along a laptop with the required software installed, laptops can also be provided for an additional fee of €30.

On completion you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate as well as your CPD Certificate containing 6 Structured CPD HoursPlease note certificates are issued only at the close of the training course to participants who complete the full five hours.

Alan McLoughlin – New Horizons

Alan is a highly skilled and experienced trainer with a wide ranging knowledge of business, training, and Project Management, who has twenty years of solid experience in the management and delivery of all levels of Project Management training. He has a proven ability to engage students in the classroom, combined with a thorough understanding of learning principles. His adaptability and flexibility in the delivery of tailored and customised courses, and excellent self-management skills have led him to develop a strong task-oriented focus on the key training elements of preparation, delivery, and evaluation. Alan has excellent communication and presentation skills and a genuine enthusiasm for working with people in the learning environment.


  • Masters Degree (Project Management) – UL
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner | PMI-ACP
  • ISO9000 / Auditing – Forbairt / NSAI
  • ECDL

Training Environment:

CMG Professional Training courses take place at our state-of-the-art training facility in the Apex Building situated in the Beacon Quarter of Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18. The CMG Training Centre is accessible by the Luas, (Sandyford line, Stillorgan stop – 6 mins walk) several bus options (the number 11 travels from O Connell street Dublin and stops directly outside the training centre) and we are situated very close to the M50 at the Beacon Hospital corner. There are several car parks within a three minute walk from the training centre with very competitive ‘all day’ parking rates and we have a range of coffee shops (including Starbucks) as well as shops and restaurants nearby.

Date, Time & Venue:

Date:  12th April 2018

Times: 9.30 am to 4.00pm

Venue: Apex Building, Blackthorn Road, Sandyford Dublin 18

Course Cost:

This course costs €395 (2nd Early-bird) normal rate is €425. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, nespresso coffee and a range of teas and fresh juice for those who require a light lunch. Alternatively you can avail of the local food stores and coffee shops opposite the training centre for hot food or alternative lunch options.

   Telephone:+353 1 2933650