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Microsoft Project Workshop

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to train participants on the use of Microsoft Project software and enable them to discover all its features. Participants will be able to develop project plans and calendars, customize different charts, views and tables. The course also aims at training participants on different project related techniques such as resource assignment and leveling, tracking progress and consolidating project plans.

Course Methodology

The course relies heavily on hands-on training using Microsoft Project software. The methods used will also include a mix of interactive techniques such as brief presentations by the consultant and the participants, group exercises and discussions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Define projects and identify project constraints
  • Develop project files and calendars
  • Schedule tasks and enter recurring tasks
  • Set up resources and assign them to tasks
  • Identify critical path and apply resource leveling
  • Prepare baselines and track project progress
  • Design project status reports and customize charts
  • Create resource pools and consolidate project plans

Target Audience

Project schedulers, project planners, project coordinators, project managers, members of project office and anyone interested in project management. This course is worth 30 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies

  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Organizing
  • Executing
  • Controlling
  • Report designing


This course relies on hands-on training on Microsoft Project. Laptops will be made available by Meirc for the duration of the training. In addition, a hard copy of the book 'Microsoft Project: Step By Step' will be distributed during the course.

  • Understanding projects
    • Project definition
    • Triple constraints
    • Project management processes
    • Project life cycle
  • Starting a new project
    • Creating a project file
    • Setting project calendar
    • Entering and manipulating new tasks
    • Entering milestones
    • Organizing tasks

  • Scheduling tasks
    • Establishing tasks dependencies
    • Setting up task constraints
    • Adjusting working time for individual tasks
    • Setting deadline reminders
    • Entering recurring tasks
    • Splitting tasks
  • Managing resources
    • Adding and entering resource capacity
    • Resource calendar
    • Assigning work resources to tasks
    • Finding the right resources
    • Effort driven scheduling
    • Setting up resource availability
    • Setting up material resources
  • Identifying critical path and resource allocation
    • Network diagram
    • Viewing critical path
    • Resource allocation
    • Resolving resource over-allocation
    • Resources leveling
  • Tracking progress
    • Saving the project baseline
    • Tracking the project as scheduled
    • Entering the task completion percentage 
    • Entering actual values
    • Updating baseline
  • Organizing and formatting project details
    • Sorting and grouping project details
    • Filtering project details
    • Customizing tables, views and Gantt charts
    • Customizing and printing reports
    • Viewing and reporting project status
    • Spotlight report
  • Consolidating projects and resources
    • Creating resource pool
    • Consolidating project plans
    • Earned value calculations

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.


Project Management Institute (PMI)®

Meirc is a member of the PMI ATP Program. PMI does not specifically endorse, approve, or warrant ATP’s products, courses, publications, or services.
The PMI ATP seal is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Per participant

USD 4,900

Fees + VAT as applicable

Tax Registration Number : 100239834300003

(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

Meirc is assigned as a Registered Educational Provider (R.E.P.) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®). 
This course is worth 30 PDUs.

2021 - Location & Date

5 Days Course

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