Microsoft Project Basics - Gets you started quickly

Microsoft Project is one of the best tools for scheduling projects. However, it is not without its problems. Happily most problems with using Microsoft Project stem from a lack of knowledge of how Microsoft Project works, or just plain lack of scheduling skills.

Microsoft Project beginners usually need to schedule to a basic Task level with tracking and reporting needs to match. This course teaches:

  • Basic scheduling and what schedulers need from Microsoft Project
  • Introducing Microsoft Project and how to navigate your way around it
  • Setting Project up for easier use
  • Creating a new Schedule
  • Adding and structuring Tasks
  • Linking Tasks to get an accurate Critical Path
  • Introduction to custom fields for storing extra information
  • Getting the most from Baselines
  • Tracking your Tasks effectively
  • Basic reporting
  • Schedules as a communication tool

Your trainer, Rod Gill, is a professional project scheduler and planner and an expert user of Microsoft Project. So Rod can answer all your scheduling questions from scheduling construction projects to ERP implementations to IT focussed projects and more, including of course how best to use Microsoft Project  to communicate how your projects are to be successfully delivered.

Microsoft has recognised Rod's skills and his support of the Microsoft Project community by giving him their MVP for Project award every year since 1997. As of 2015 there are 54 Project MVPs in the world.

This is a one day course backed up with email support for when you just can't get something from the notes to work.