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This course will provide the participants with the vital knowledge, skills, and techniques to plan, organize, manage and control simple to complex projects using a consistent project management approach. The participants learn basic project management concept of; scope management, time management, cost management, risk management, and quality management. Some important project planning and scheduling concepts of Tasks relationships, Dependencies, Constraints, Network Diagram, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Resource Leveling will be presented. Basic concepts and use of Project Monitoring and Control tool the earned value management (EVM) as a decision making tool will be communicated. The basic objective of the course is to combine project management fundamentals knowledge with practical application of Microsoft Project tool; in order to make participants enable to manage and control their projects time and cost more effectively.

Who shall attend

  • Project Managers
  • Functional Managers
  • Project Schedulers
  • Project Control Personals
  • Project Estimators
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Administrators
  • Project Coordinators
  • Contract Administrators
  • This Course is for: Engineers, Architects, Schedulers, Estimators, Planners, Contractors, Consultants, and IT Professional who want to enhance their skills with Microsoft Project.

Requisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Excel
  • Not essential but it is assumed that participants have some Project Management background

Required Material

  • Personal Laptop
  • Microsoft Project Software (Free download available from Microsoft for limited period)

Credentials You May Pursue after attending this course

This course will help you in preparation of following credentials after fulfilling essential requirements; if you wish to excel your career to a next level.

  • Prepare “Exam 74-343; Managing Projects with Microsoft Project Specialist”
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) – PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI_SP)

To enhance participant’s knowledge and skills to plan, schedule, and monitor projects in most effective and efficient ways, utilizing advance capabilities of Microsoft Project 2016

  • Basic Concepts of Project Management, Planning, Scheduling, Budgeting, Tracking and Control.
  • The knowledge how to structure project at the planning stage of a project
  • The know-how to develop dynamic project scheduling with Microsoft Project 2013
  • How to Develop and use Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Gantt Chart
  • Learn Enter Task and its durations,  Linking Tasks, List Resources and assign Resources to Tasks
  • Save Project Baseline and analyze project variances
  • Create and use Custom Views, Tables, Filters, Sorts and Groups and manipulate project data
  • How to record, track and report project progress
  • Work with multiple projects, linking external dependencies and Resource Pool
  • Earned Value Management (EVM) concept, terms and formulas, and use in Project Control
  • To Communicate critical information with the right level of detail with visual presentations.


Project and Tasks Basics (Start Date, Project Calendar, Tasks, Milestones, Summary Tasks)

Microsoft project Opening Screen and new Fluent User Interface (UI)

Starting Microsoft project and creating a Project Schedule

Opening and saving new Project Schedule and specifying the Project’s Start Date

Defining Project Calendars

Entering Tasks and Task details and Durations

Organizing Tasks into Phases, Milestones, and Summary Tasks

Linking Tasks and Milestones

Entering Task Notes

Reviewing the Project Schedule’s Duration

Working with Resources (Work, Material and Cost)

Microsoft Project’s Resource Sheet View

Entering Resources – Individual and Group

Establishing Resources – Equipments

Establishing Resources – Materials

Establishing Resources – Costs

Establishing Resource Pay Rates

Editing Calendar for Adjusting Resource Working Time, Non-working Times and specific working Schedule

Assignments (Resources and Tasks Integration)

Assigning Work resources to Tasks
Entering Individual Resource Assignment
Assigning Multiple Resources at a same time
Adding additional resources to a task
Using Smart Tag to assign resources
Adding Cost resource to task

Refining Project Schedule

Microsoft Project’s Change Working Time and Create New Base Calendar Dialog Boxes

Applying a Task Calendar to an Individual Task

Understanding Task Types

Using the Schedule Formula to Change Task Type

Using the Task Information Dialog Box to change a Task type

Splitting a Task

Establishing Recurring Tasks

Applying Task Constraints

Reviewing the Project Critical Path

Viewing Resource Allocation over Time

Fine-Tuning Tasks

Microsoft Task Information Dialog

Managing Task Constraints and Dependencies

Setting Task Deadline Dates

Establishing Task Priorities

Manually Scheduling Tasks


Fine-Tuning Resources

Entering Material resource Consumption rate

Entering Cost per use for resources

Assigning Multiple Pay Rates for a Resource

Applying Different Cost Rates to Assignments

Specifying Resource Availability at Different Times

Resolving Resources Over-allocation Manually

Microsoft Project Resource Leveling Dialog Box

Leveling over-allocated resources

Sorting, Grouping and Filtering Project Information

Microsoft Project Sort Dialog Box

Sorting data

Grouping Data

Filtering data

Creating Custom filter

Project Schedule Formatting – Fundamentals

Microsoft Project Bar’s Style Dialog Box

Gantt Chart Formatting

Drawing in a Gantt Chart

Changing Text Appearance in a View

Creating and Editing tables

Creating Custom Views

Customizing and Printing Project Information

Page Setup Dialog Box

Customizing and Printing a View

Customizing and Printing Reports

Project Schedule Tracking – Fundamentals

Tracking Table

Establishing a Project Baseline

Tracking a Project as Scheduled

Entering the Completion Percentage for a Task

Identifying Over budget tasks and Resources

Identifying Time and Schedule Problems


Advanced Project Schedule Tracking

Microsoft Project’s Earned Value Table

Recording Actual Start, Finish, and Duration Value of Tasks

Adjusting Remaining Work or Duration of Tasks

Rescheduling Uncompleted Work

Saving an Interim Plan

Comparing Baseline, Interim and Actual Plans

Reporting Project Status

Evaluating Performance with Earned Value Analysis (EVA)

Project Schedule Optimization

The Calendar Tab of the Options Dialog Box

Making Time and Dates Adjustments

Viewing the project’s Critical Path

Delaying the Start of Assignments

Applying Contours to Assignments

Applying Contour to a Resource Assignment

Manually Editing a Task assignment

Optimizing the Project Schedule

Identifying the Project Finish Date and Total Cost

Compressing the Project Schedule

Advanced Project Schedule Formatting

WBS Codes and Unique IDs in the Task Sheet View

Customizing the Calendar View

Using Task IDs and WBS Codes

Formatting the Network Diagram

Using Visual Reports

Working With Resource Pools

The Share Resources  Dialog Box

Develop a Resource Pool

Viewing Assignment Details in a Resource Pool

Revising Assignments in a Sharer File

Updating Resource Information in a Resource Pool

Updating Working Time for All projects in a resource Pool

Adding Project Schedule to a resource Pool

Revising a Sharer File and Updating a Resource Pool

Customizing Microsoft Project

The Organizer Dialog Box

Defining General Preferences

Working with Templates

Working with the Organizer

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sessions Start Dates 2018

  • Jan 20, 2018  (Jan 20-21, Jan 27-28, Feb 3-4)
  • Feb 17, 2018    (Feb 17-18, Feb 24-25, Mar 3-4)
  • Mar 17, 2018    (Mar 17-18, Mar 24-25, Mar 31-Apr1)
  • April 21, 2018  (Apr 21-22, Apr 28-29, May 5-6)
  • May 19, 2018     (May 19-20, May 26-27, June 2-3)
  • June 16, 2018  (June 16-17, Jun 23-24, Jun 30-Jul 1)

Time : 08:00 am to 12:00 pm; 4 Hours class, Every Saturday & Sunday, Three(3) Weekends; Total Hours : 24