This course is designed to provide Project users with the necessary skills and information to create a project plan. It will benefit Project Managers and Project Administrators who wish to know how to quickly create and use effective project plans in Microsoft Project.


Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to create a project plan using tasks, establish relationships between task and change relationship types. Set up Project default settings and project calendars. Display and print a Project plan in various views. Set a project baseline, view project information and track the progress of a project.


Attendees do not need any previous experience of Project but must have a basic understanding of PC’s, including familiarity with a keyboard and mouse. An understanding of Project Management concepts is beneficial but not necessary.


Courses are delivered in 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 & O365.

What will I learn?

General Project Management Concepts

  • The Phases of a Project
  • Project Management Tools

Screen Navigation

  • Menus and Ribbons

Project Options

  • Setting Project Options

Project Calendars

  • Setting Calendar options
  • Creating New Calendars
  • Change Working Time

Task Entry Table

  • Creating & Editing Tasks
  • Deleting & Moving Tasks
  • Task Durations and Time Measurements
  • GoTo Selected Tasks
  • Task Priorities
  • Creating Milestones


  • Show & Hide Subtasks
  • Define WBS Code as Outline Number
  • Roll Up Tasks to Summarise

Sorting, Filtering and Grouping Tasks

  • Sorting Tasks
  • Advanced Task Sorting
  • Apply the Auto Filter to Tasks
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Tasks

Task Relationships

  • Relationship Types
  • Linking Tasks
  • Defining Lead & Lag Times
  • Splitting Tasks
  • Setting Task Deadlines and Constraints

Baseline and Print

  • Set Project Baseline
  • Print Project Plan

Network Diagram and Calendar Views

  • Displaying Network Diagram View
  • Displaying Calendar View

How we deliver

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

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Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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