MS Project Fast Track Essentials

This 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.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

  • Public Sector Price

  • Charity Price

  • *Excluding VAT
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Class size

    8 approx.
  • Location

  • Requirements

    Delegates must be confident in using a keyboard, Windows and a mouse.

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

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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The Small Print

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.

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.

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