Microsoft Project Training Courses

Microsoft Project has many useful features to help you to plan projects, manage and update project information, and communicate the status once the project is under way:

  • The Gantt chart can show the project schedule graphically on a time scale, with scaling ‘zoomed in’ down to units of ¼ hour, or ‘zoomed out’ up to yearly intervals.
  • You can ‘outline’ your project into phases of summary tasks and sub tasks and collapse the view to print only the top level tasks.
  • You can create different working times for each group of resources and for each individual resource if required.
  • Filters, sorts and grouping can be applied to view selected information meeting your defined criteria.
  • There are views and reports to help you quickly identify resource availability and costs.
  • You can attach documents to tasks (for example Visio diagrams, or Excel spreadsheets) so that your project plan is a complete database of your project.
  • Saving Baseline plans allows you to track actual progress and view date and cost variances.
  • You can create custom fields so you can track additional information unique to your project.

Learning to use Microsoft Project has never been particularly straight forward. The interface has a tendency to lure the unwary into a number of traps which can lead to users not getting the best from the software. A good skills based training course will considerably shorten the time taken to learn this complex application. If you are based in one of the major cities you might consider a public classroom course. Paul Brown Training offer Microsoft Project training courses in London at a number of venues. Alternatively you could arrange an onsite course at your own offices anywhere in the UK.