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Microsoft Project - Intermediate Level – Managing & Tracking

  • 5 CPD Hours
 Apex Building, Blackthorn Road Sandyford Business District D18 (map)

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.

Course content

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

Who Should Attend?

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.

Prerequisites

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 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.

Certification

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

Cost

This course costs €395 (Early-bird) normal rate is €445. Includes course documentation and light refreshments. While the course fee does not include lunch, we do provide freshly made sandwiches, 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.