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Course description

Microsoft Project provides the flexible and intuitive tools and solutions to help create the project plan, track progress, adjust resources as needed, and make the project more visible, so that others can see the status of a project. In this Microsoft Project class, you gain the skills to manage and maintain control of multiple projects more efficiently for your organization.

course objective

At the end of the training, will learn how to

  • Leverage Microsoft Project to plan your project
  • Manage project schedules and resources
  • Create reports and dashboards to effectively share project data
  • Track progress and monitor variances between targets and actuals

course outline

Introduction to Microsoft Project

  • Overview of project management concepts that apply to Microsoft Project
  • Introducing the Microsoft Project interface
  • Customizing the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Creating a New Project Plan

Building a project plan

  • Producing a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Entering tasks, summary tasks and milestones
  • Estimating and entering task duration
  • Establishing relationships between tasks
  • Working with different types of dependencies
  • Adjusting the project schedule to target specific dates

Scheduling essentials

  • Leveraging manual and automatic scheduling
  • Conceptualizing and identifying the critical path
  • Analyzing and managing the schedule

Optimizing the project plan

  • Implementing lag and lead
  • Applying deadline dates to the project plan
  • Setting, locating and removing task constraints
  • Managing master and subprojects
  • Controlling Your Project Plan

Configuring calendars

  • Creating new and updating existing calendars
  • Analyzing the relationship between project, task and resource calendars
  • Changing default calendar options

Applying calendars to projects, tasks and resources

  • Assigning calendars appropriately
  • Updating your project plan due to calendar changes

Sharing project calendars

  • Saving calendar changes to the Global template
  • Sharing and organizing calendars
  • Keeping Your Project on Track

Preparing for tracking

  • Validating the project plan
  • Establishing the baseline

Tracking task progress

  • Identifying key steps in the tracking process
  • Updating the project plan with tracking data
  • Analyzing variance against the project plan
  • Creating graphical status indicators

Troubleshooting schedule problems

  • Reviewing project task updates for timeline problems
  • Resolving issues with the project schedule
  • Managing Project Resources and Assignments

Creating and assigning resources

  • Defining work, material and cost resources
  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Utilizing budget resources
  • Configuring resource pools

Managing and tracking resource assignments

  • Troubleshooting resource assignments
  • Investigating and resolving resource over-allocations
  • Tracking assignment progress
  • Leveraging the Usage views to manage assignments
  • Analyzing Project Data and Preparing Reports

Identifying communication needs

  • Defining stakeholder groups
  • Identifying project communication requirements

Creating reports

  • Examining basic and dynamic report types
  • Designing dashboard indicator reports
  • Building custom tables, filters and reports
  • Creating Visual Report templates
  • Automating reporting tasks via macros

Interacting with other applications

  • Sharing data using the Timeline view
  • Overview of collaboration features

Employing import and export maps

course methodology

The course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples/software. The emphasis in the course will be on the explanation of all technical phenomena and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice. Each learning point will be combined with practical examples. There will be ample opportunities for active discussion that will help solidify the gained knowledge. All course materials will be provided.

course Certificate

  • D.McKINSEY AND ASSOCIATES Ltd Certificate of Completion for individuals who attend and completes’ Microsoft Project Training.
  • Candidates who desire International Certifications shall be registered through our platform for such an examination.

course duration



D.Mckinsey is licensed to train and issue certificates by the following bodies;

–           Nigerian Council for Management Education, (CMD).

–           OGTAN (Oil and Gas Trainers Association of NIGERIA).

Registration modalities

Kindly confirm space availability by calling +234 (0) 8023192104 or +234 (0) 9062386530 or send an email to,   For In-House training programs / on request, please contact us using above contact details.

course dates

MAR 5-6

JUN 13-14

NOV 21-22

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