This course is designed as a natural continuation of the Project Foundation course. Developing a project plan to include resources and costings. It will benefit existing Project users who wish to create efficient resourced and cost effective projects.


Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to enhance a project plan using various task relationships, deadlines and constraints. Create and add work and material resources to tasks. Apply costs to resources and materials. Generate reports using the project dashboard.


Attendees should have attended our one day Foundation course or have similar experience.


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

What will I learn?

Critical Path

  • View the Critical Path on the Gantt Chart
  • View the Critical Path on the NETWORK diagram

Formatting the Gantt chart

  • Apply Font Formats
  • Format Painter
  • Setting Column Widths and Row Heights
  • Inserting and Hiding Columns
  • Formatting the Bar Chart
  • Formatting Dates

Calendar View

  • Formatting the Timescales
  • Formatting the Gridlines
  • Adding Tasks
  • Adjusting Task Duration
  • Task Information and Printing

Creating and Allocating Resources

  • Create Work and Material Resources
  • Project’s Calculation Methodologies
  • Assigning Resources
  • Resource Units
  • Identify Resource Over Allocation

Costs and Resource Management

  • Entering Work and Material Costs
  • Task / Resource Usage
  • Viewing Costs
  • Resource Driven Tasks
  • Task Types
  • Viewing Resource over Allocation
  • Resource Management Toolbar
  • Resource Levelling

The Baseline Plan

  • Save Baseline
  • Interim Plans

Tracking Progress

  • Tracking Gantt View
  • Tracking Gantt Chart Tools

Visual Reports

  • Task & Resources Usage Reports
  • Assignment Usage Reports
  • Summary Reports

Text Reports & Printing

  • View & Generate Text Reports
  • Page Set Up and Print Preview
  • Headers and Footers
  • Selective Printing

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

Short on time, but still want to boost staff performance?
Book a Sprint Session!

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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