MS Project Planning


A course for Project Management Professionals in any industry who wish to learn to improve their skills in Microsoft Project 2007 or 2010 and discover how to get the most out of the software up to an intermediate level in a single project environment using Standard or Professional Versions.

Classes are facilitated by experienced Project Planners who encourage open discussions to enable the participants to gain real insight into how to apply the theory to their own work place.

Who should Attend

The course is ideal for Planners, Project Personnel and Project Controls Staff. As well as supervisors and managers who utilise schedules.

Course Outline


  • Introduction
  •  Filters
  • Creating a Project Plan
  •  Views, Tables and Details
  • Creating Projects and Setting up the Software
  •   Printing and Reports
  • Navigating Around the Screen
  •  Tracking Progress
  • Defining Calendars
  •  Grouping Tasks, Outline Codes and WBS
  •  Adding Tasks
  •  Options
  • Organizing Tasks Using Outlining
  •  Creating Resources
  • Formatting the Display
  •  Assigning Resources and Costs to Tasks
  • Adding Task Dependencies
  •  Resource Histograms, Tables, S-Curves & Levelling
  • Network Diagram View
  • Statusing Projects with Resources
  • Constraints
  • Tools and Techniques for Scheduling

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is a project schedule?
  • Why projects should be planned and monitored?
  • Some generic methods of planning projects
  • How schedules are used to effective manage and control a project?


  • Attendees may enrol in a Project Scheduling Software Training Program MS Project or Primavera P6