Project Management Essentials with Microsoft Project

Start date: 15 February 2022

Duration: 15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th February - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: Online

Certificate: N/A

Cost: €189 per person (Non Chamber & Network Members €229)

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This programme has been developed to assist trainees in discovering the fundamentals of effective project management processes. Delivered over 4 half days:

Day 1 - 2 cover the essentials of planning, monitoring and controlling a project.
Day 3 - 4 detail how the project can be effectively executed by utilising Microsoft Project.

This course goes beyond the traditional boundaries of MS Project training by providing the background to Project Management Process knowledge needed to develop effective project schedules using MS Project.

This programme is perfect for anyone who does not hold a formal project management qualification and has limited knowledge on MS Project. It will assist in improving structure and efficiencies on projects.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the training programme, participants will:

Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Project Management

Understand Project Management Planning

Effectively Monitor & Control Projects

Master Microsoft Project

Utilise Pre-Designed Reports in MS Project

Case Study – Gantt Chart applied to MS Project

Who Is This Course For?

All employees of organisations who engage in projects and who would benefit from having a detailed understanding of how projects are best planned, executed, monitored and controlled to ensure a successful outcome.


Day 1 & 2: Project Management Essentials

The Execution Gap

What does good execution look like?
What are the barriers?
How can PM approaches help?

Project Management Introduction

Project Management Principles
Project Life Cycle & Project Phases
Project Management Process Groups
PMBOK Methodology Overview

Project Management Planning (PMP)

What should a PMP contain?
Work Breakdown Structures
Characteristics of Good Project Management
Time Management & Schedule Development
Gantt Chart

Monitoring & Controlling Projects

How to Manage Changes to Scope
RACI (Including exercise)
Critical Path Method
How to construct a Network Diagram
How to Control a Schedule
Performance Criteria

Project Reporting & Control

Effective Progress Meetings
Effective team structures; assigning
Communication Planning Risk & Issue
Management Process
Status Reports
What is Earned Value?
Project Close-Out


Day 3 & 4 – Microsoft Project

MS Project as an execution tool

Creating a Project

Steps for Starting a Project
Project Information & Calendar
Tasks & Milestones
Structure – Summary and Sub Tasks
Task Relationships / Dependencies
Lag and Lead Time
Identify the Critical Path / Time Constraints
Project Baseline

Managing the Project

Assigning Resources to Tasks
Task Types – Effort / Non-Effort Driven tasks
Tracking the Project
Using & Modifying Views
Applying & Modifying Tables and Filters


Printing the Current View
Page Layouts
Headers / Footers / Legends

Case Study

Day 1 Gantt Chart applied to MS Project

Pre-Designed Reports in MS Project

Using Multiple Projects

Course Summary and Review

Applications Closing on 14/02/2022

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