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Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Using Microsoft Project Workshop - Project Management Course

Available dates

Mar 19—20, 2020
2 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2250 ≈USD 1720
CAD 1125 per day
Aug 20—21, 2020
2 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2250 ≈USD 1720
CAD 1125 per day


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About the course

In this two-day workshop, you will be led through practical exercises that illustrate the many features of Microsoft Project and cover tangible management issues, including:

  • Setting up a project
  • Scheduling and assigning tasks
  • Allocating costs and resources
  • Tracking progress

Don’t miss this workshop – you will wonder why you didn’t learn these project planning techniques and software skills earlier!

Featuring Microsoft Project 2013, Standard Version (MS Project 2010 and 2016 also welcome

What You Will Learn

  • How to set-up a project on your system
  • How to follow Microsoft Project menus and toolbars
  • Establishing project schedules and work breakdown structures
  • How to update your projects, tasks and allocate resources
  • How to track and update progress on your project
  • How to consolidate multiple projects


Exploring the Microsoft Project Environment

  • Starting Project 2016
  • The project screen
  • The project life cycle
  • The project guide toolbar, sidepane/smart tags
  • Opening and closing a project file
  • The Gantt Chart view

Setting Up a New Project

  • Defining a project calendar
  • Entering project information
  • Establishing calendar options
  • Saving project files

Developing the Work Breakdown Structure

  • Work breakdown terminology and formats
  • Collapsing, expanding, and editing the task list

Establishing and Fine Tuning the Project Schedule

  • Understanding dependency relationships
  • Creating task dependencies and critical paths
  • Using flexible and inflexible constraints
  • Resolving scheduling conflicts

Understanding Resources and Cost Management

  • Factors affecting resource management
  • Defining resources types
  • Material, single and grouped resources
  • Creating a resource list (people and equipment)
  • Using task calendars
  • Defining costs: fixed, variable and material

Managing Consolidated Projects

  • Sharing a resource pool among multiple projects
  • Creating a master project file
  • Viewing resource assignments across multiple projects

Tracking Progress and Producing Reports

  • Setting baselines for the entire project or tasks
  • Updating projects tasks and project status
  • Viewing reports and customized tables
  • Modifying report content

*Course Requirements

Please bring your laptop computer with Microsoft Project 2016, Stand Alone Version, installed and your laptop power cord. Basic Computer Skills required

Who should attend

Product Manager, Database Developer Analyst, Project Coordinator, Regulatory Affairs Managers

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Sandra Martyn

Biography Sandi is President of The Martyn Group, a consulting company specializing in project management training, project design and implementation. She has more than 20 years of experience managing projects in all categories including construction, information systems, production, financial, ...


Kathryn Pottruff

As President of Pottruff Consulting Inc., Kathryn helps individuals and organizations drive profitable growth by improving how projects, programs, and portfolios are managed. Whether she is giving a keynote address, conducting a workshop, working with managers to bring about needed organizational...


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