Microsoft Project Workshop



(Learn to Create & Status Schedules in Minutes, not Hours)

Designed to take someone from zero knowledge to a highly competent driver of the key project management tools such as Gantt Charts, Risk Management, Resource Planning, basic Excel pivot tables, WBS, PBS, Gates & Milestones.   

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This practical teaches THE ESSENTIAL PARTS of MS Project - and we do it very well...

At the start of this course you may be creating schedules within hours.  
We help you achieve that within minutes.
We teach a methodology proven to give industry grade speed, consistency spanning the entire lifecycle from requirements to delivery. 


Practical Microsoft Project Course Content

Basic Schedule Structure

Gantt Charts
Using Product Breakdown Structures
The Vee Model Engineering Lifecycle

Opportunity Lifecycle and Project Lifecycle

Understand the phases in an opportunity life cycle, from pre-bid through delivery and into support
Impact of bid decisions in the delivery phase
Understand the phases in a project life cycle
Create an project lifecycle is Microsoft Project and link the phases together

Outline Project Framework & Work Breakdown Structures in MS Project

Creating Outline Project Structure Linking PBS to the Project Lifecycle
Difference between Functional WBS and Product based WBS

Critical path

Identifying Critical Path
Using Critical Path 
Using Slack

Corporate Gate Reviews

Understand Opportunity Gate Reviews
Understand Project Delivery Milestones and relationship with lifecycle phases

Resource Planning

Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS)
Working in a Matrix Management Structure
RACI Matrix - Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed
Adding and Levelling Resource to Schedules (Materials, Labour, T&S)
Level of Effort Tasks & the project bathtub profile
Make vs Buy Decisions – how to model these
Working with views in Microsoft Project
Basic Excel Spreadsheet Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts

Cost Controls in Microsoft Project

Estimate To Complete - what is it and where does it come from
Estimate At Complete  - what is it and where does it come from
Tie into company monthly reporting cycles and finance department data