Microsoft Project 2016 - Familiarisation

“Microsoft recognises Project Plan Services (PPS) for its
skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology”.
Clare Barclay, Director, Partner
Strategy and Programmes,
Microsoft UK.

Have you outgrown Excel for planning and tracking your projects?

our courses can be tailored precisely to your requirements

Duration: 1 Day

Pre-requisites It is advisable that delegates are regular users of Microsoft Excel 


Do these challenges ring a bell for you and your team..?

  • We are using Excel, to build project plans and the information has become too unwieldy in multiple spreadsheets to update and use in a timely manner..
  • I need to quickly build project plans, using repeatable detailed project templates with predefined resources how can I achieve this more easily?
  • I need to update our teams plans with current progress and for dates to reforecast easily in order to more accurately understand downstream impact or delays..
  • We need to visualise milestones for executive level presentation and discussion without having to constantly move date information from Excel to PowerPoint..


The course will be delivered with interactive sessions, demonstrations and exercises by Project Plan Services trainers who have proven industry experience of using MS Office Project to help deliver real business change projects and programmes


This overview provides an opportunity to see and to try out the techniques that Microsoft Project adds to the project manager’s toolkit.  If you are using the Microsoft Office suite of Apps such as Excel to plan your projects , the progression into Microsoft Project is intuitive but without a little help and guidance can be quite daunting at first glance. So join us for one day and let us introduce you to building Project plans quickly and easily.

  • Breakdown Structures (WBS) – Why use this technique?
  • The Critical Path – Why is the Critical Path important?
  • Planning within limits – How to plan with limited resources, time and budget.
  • Baselines and progress monitoring – Is the project on track?
  • Communication – Publishing plans and progress.

Where are the courses held?

Our courses are run all year round in the following cities – Leeds, Manchester and London. Alternatively if you would like our experienced instructors to deliver a course at your workplace for your team then call us to discuss your requirements and we will be glad to help

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