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Introduction to Microsoft Project Training from Belfast Northern Ireland - Classroom Based Training & Via Our Online Classrooms

14 March 2024

Intro to Microsoft Project Course - Online & Classroom Training Available

Microsoft Project, the world's most popular project management software, is a powerful application that you can use to efficiently plan, manage, and communicate project information.

If you need software to handle dynamic scheduling, manage resources, and support better communication, Microsoft Project is the tool for you.

It is designed for anyone who oversees a team, plans a budget, juggles schedules, or has deadlines to meet - in short, anyone who manages a project as part of their job in today's busy working world.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to:

  • Courses can be customised to suit your requirements
  • Have us review your own project plan(s)prior to your booking or attending

Course Outline - 1 day


  • Start Project
  • Summary Information ?€? Project, Stats, and Document

Gantt Chart

  • Interpretation Of
  • Change The Timescale
  • Customise Screen & Chart

Task Relationships

  • The 4 Relationship Types
  • Establish Links
  • How To Use Slack
  • Lag & Lead Time
  • Outline The Schedule (ie Create Subtasks)

Task Properties

  • Task Duration Types
  • Fixed Duration Scheduling & Resource Driven Scheduling
  • Milestones
  • Split Tasks
  • Sort Tasks
  • Set Time Constraints & Deadlines


  • Use Standard
  • Create Custom
  • Autofilters

Critical Path

  • GanttChart 
  • Display With Filter/Group


  • Create Using Resource Sheet
  • Assign To Tasks
  • Associate With Calendars
  • Specify Project Availability
  • Create Schedule Of Rates

Resource Overallocation

  • Identify Affected Tasks
  • Resolve Overallocation

Reduce Project Duration

  • Lag & Lead Time
  • Add Resources To Appropriate Tasks (Resource Driven)


  • Base, Project & Resource Calendar
  • Create Custom Calendars & Assign To Project & Resources

Baseline Plan

  • Use Of
  • Set Baseline/ Save Interim Plan For Entire Project Or ed Tasks
  • Update Baseline to Reflect Practical Changes

Track Project Progress

  • Change Current Date Of Active Project
  • Enter Actual Data For Current/ Completed Tasks
  • Track In-Progress Tasks
  • Update Task & Project Progress
  • Use Reports & Statistics To View Project Progress 
  • Compare Actual Progress with baseline plan - using alternative display formats
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