October 24, 2024

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A few words from our tutor on what you can expect from this course

Course Description

This instructor led course is designed to introduce project planning best practices and how the MS Project application can be used to apply them. The objective of this course is that users of the software can apply it as a powerful tool to assist in the creation, development, and communication of project plans. These scheduling skills can be used in a variety of industries including Construction, Manufacturing, BioPharmaChem, Government, Retail, Financial Services and Health Care.

On leaving this Master Class, delegates will be armed with the practicalskills associated with the planning aspects of the software.

All attendees will get a chance to engage in an informative Q&A session.

Delegates should be PC literate, i.e. familiar with PC’S/Laptops and have used a mouse and keyboard; be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; manage files and folders and be comfortable using MS Office applications such as MS Excel, MS Word etc.

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

Course content

Module 1: Overview

  • Concepts of project management and scheduling
  • The project lifecycle and project phases
  • Fundamental importance of defining – and agreeing – project scope
  • Developing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to define project scope
  • Creating a schedule based on the WBS
  • Understanding task dependencies
  • Dynamic Scheduling – setting ‘Auto Scheduled' mode

Module 2: Developing a project schedule

  • Setting the Start/Finish Date, working with the Standard Calendar
  • Entering Tasks
  • Creating Recurring Tasks(e.g. progress or review meetings) and Milestones
  • Defining Task dependencies
  • Setting the ProjectBaseline and working with the Critical Path
  • Working with Task Information – specifying Notes, Deadlines and Constraints

Module 3: Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Replicate a Work Breakdown Structure in MS Project

Module 4: Printing Gantt Charts and exporting information to other applications

(MS Word, MS PowerPoint)

Module 5: Working with Resources

  • Creating a Resource Pool
  • Assigning Resources to project tasks
  • Understanding Effort Driven and Non-Effort Driven scheduling
  • Working with Resource Calendars

Who Should Attend?

The course is suitable for project managers, team leads, schedulers, site agents, architects and engineers who wish to become more familiar with this project management application, and how it can be used to professionally plan and communicate project information.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. This course may qualify for CPD points. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many CPD points they will award.


An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €485 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €585. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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