July 16, 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 give an introduction to project planning best practices and how MS Project can be used to apply them. The objective of this course is for delegates to leave knowing how to use MS Project as a powerful tool to develop competent and unambiguous schedules assisting the communication of projects and milestones within the course of the project.

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 MasterClass, delegates will be armed with the practical skills associated with the management aspect 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
  • Understanding the project baseline

Module 2: Developing a project schedule

  • Applying the settings for ‘Dynamic Scheduling’
  • Setting the Calendar
  • Entering Tasks
  • Entering Recurring Tasks(e.g. progress or review meetings)
  • Creating Milestones
  • Defining Task dependencies
  • Working with the Critical Path and setting the Project Baseline

Module 3: Working with resources

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

Module 4: Printing reports and exporting information to other applications

(MS Word, MS PowerPoint)

Module 5: Tracking project progress

  • Using the Tracking Table
  • Using specific Tracking Commands

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.


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. 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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