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.

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via Zoom. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive two-hour and full-day online sessions that cover specific Leadership and Personal Development skills such as managing remote teams, hosting engaging remote meetings, using Zoom, and more.

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

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 either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour 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 GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

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

For classroom sessions

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.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed while we await further guidance.

We have a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We offer both shorter, 1.5-2 hour sessions that focus on a particular skill, as well as full-day sessions. You can see details of our online public programmes for our IT Skills here and our Leadership and Personal Development sessions here. We can also adapt any of our existing classroom sessions into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, 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