MS Project Fast Track Essentials

This online course is for anyone who has not used MS Project before, or is self-taught and has gaps in their knowledge, and would like to manage their project using MS Project. By the end of the course you will be able to use the basic features in MS Project to create a project plan, manage resources and perform basic tracking.

This course is only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one, held online via Zoom or in the classroom. Please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Create a project in a Gantt chart view.
  • Schedule tasks based on their dependencies.
  • Create constraints and deadlines.
  • Enter and assign resources.
  • Track the project so that delayed tasks will be rescheduled.

Course timetable

Session 1

  • Introducing Project
  • The GANTT chart view
  • Creating a new project & project information
  • Entering holidays
  • Entering Tasks and durations
  • Milestones
  • Outlining – creating summary tasks
  • Saving the Project

Session 2

  • Linking Tasks
  • Zooming
  • Navigating to tasks
  • Lag and Lead
  • Constraints
  • Deadlines

Session 3

  • Creating Resources
  • Resource Working Times
  • Allocating Resources to Tasks
  • Applying a filter

Session 4

  • Baselines
  • Tracking the Project
  • Updating the Project
  • Project Statistics

Information for Mac users

If you are a Mac user, please let us know when booking. If the course is held in the classroom at Happy, the training is held on PCs so we recommend that you bring your Macbook with you (we are not able to provide an additional monitor). For online training, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

Related Courses

Happy's new two-hour course, Introduction to Planner for Expert Teams Users is a two-hour course designed for expert users of Teams, who are looking to incorporate features of MS Planner.

Happy also offers an Introduction to Project Management workshop (held both over one-day and two-days). These workshops are designed for new project managers or people with projects to manage but no clear planning process.

Our two-hour Asana course is taught via Live Online Learning. By the end of this course you will be able to set up and effectively manage a project using Asana.

 

Group Learning Events

Looking for a private group event for your team, or even your whole organisation?

We can organise a date that works for you, and we can tailor the content to your team. Our private workshops can be held online, inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London (following current government guidelines).

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Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, leave us a message on 020 7375 7300, or speak to an Account Manager straight away using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For classroom sessions

All public classroom sessions take place at Happy's HQ in London at Robert Dolan House, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE. Please see our Contact Us page for full directions and a PDF map.

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

Mac Users

If you are a Mac user, please let us know when booking. If the course is held in the classroom at Happy, the training is held on PCs so we recommend that you bring your Macbook with you (we are not able to provide an additional monitor). For online training, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Policy

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak we want all of our customers to be reassured that we are working to maintain the highest standards of Health and Safety. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all current Government guidelines.

Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

 

Did you know...

...project management requires a disciplined approach to defining, planning, strategising, communicating, and controlling projects?

Our Microsoft Project course will show you how to structure, schedule and monitor projects efficiently and effectively and our Introduction to Project Management course will guide you through this approach.

Take a look at Happy's other project management programmes:

Introduction to Project Management includes a range of practical project planning and management tools and provides a handy guide to the jargon. Find out more

Leading in Agile Environments aims to develop leaders driven by purpose, creativity, curiosity, and empathy. Find out more