Project Management Course using Microsoft Project

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Course description

Project Management course using Microsoft Project in Sydney

Join this comprehensive Microsoft Project course run to learn how to deliver winning projects using the popular project management software tool, Microsoft Project®.

This practical hands on course, taught by an industry expert, will enable participants to quickly execute and manage new projects with ease. Students will learn to use Microsoft Project’s built-in templates and scheduling tools, plus how to access Microsoft Project across multiple devices for efficiency.

Learning Microsoft Project helps project managers and teams stay productive.

Why should you learn Microsoft Project

Project management is described as the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at a specified time.

Project management skills are in high demand and good project managers are sought after world-wide. This Microsoft Project Management course is a great way to boost your career.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • correctly articulate the Project Planning Process
  • create a project using Microsoft Project
  • create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and estimate task times
  • link dependant tasks
  • create deadlines and constraint dates
  • create resources and assign them to tasks
  • estimate project costs
  • assigning resources to tasks
  • maintain the schedule
  • know how to bring a project back on-schedule using the Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • implement Earned Value Management (EVM) and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) measurements and reporting of both project schedule performance and cost performance
  • implement good project management habits with best practice tips.
Other resources provided in this course
  • Excel EVM workbook file showing all the KPI formulae by example
  • Excel Critical Path Method Optimization file showing the Critical Path network diagram and using Solver (a free add-in that comes with Excel) to calculate an optimal solution to either minimise schedule time or project cost for projects that a running behind schedule
  • FileMaker “Starting Point” Project Management free open source database application created by Richard Carlton Consulting (US company) using FileMaker Ver. 17 (latest version)
  • Use VBA macros to automate functions in Project Schedules
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Lunch is provided.
Assumed knowledge
  • Students must be familiar with the basic use of a Windows based computer operating system.
  • Some mathematical knowledge is assumed.

Course testimonials:

  • Robert said: Excellent three days with professional delivery from an industry expert. I recommend this course in all aspects.

  • Anna said: Frank was awesome. What a champ! Super knowledgeable, worked at a good pace, covered a lot of info in a very short amount of time.

  • Dominique said: 4 STARS