Date
January 20, 2022
COURSE DELIVERY
Virtual
START TIME
9.00am
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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.

On leaving this CPD Certified 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, and leave with 5 structured CPD Points.

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.

Must have MS project installed on the device you are using on the day

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.

Certification

On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your CMG MasterClass Certificate of Attendance in Microsoft Project - Planning and Tracking. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. You will also receive a full Microsoft Project - Planning and Tracking course pack to refer back to at any time in the future. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

 

Cost

An ‘Early Bird’ discounted rate of €425 is currently available. This training course normal rate is €495. 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 Certificates.

Tutor

Alan McLoughlin
KM Consultancy Services

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