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Microsoft Project Professional Training for Construction

Streamline your construction projects with our Microsoft Project Professional training course designed for builders. Build schedules, baseline, and status using your programs. Delivered online or onsite.

What you'll learn

Steps to build your course

1

Assessment

We start by discussing your needs and objectives while reviewing your project files, ensuring our training is tailored to your specific challenges.
2

Design

From our assessment, we craft a training program tailored to your business goals and project requirements, ensuring relevance and applicability.

3

Deliver

Our sessions focus on practical skills, incorporating hands-on exercises and the use of your project files to ensure learning is directly applied to real-world scenarios.

Course content

From our initial meeting we will then design a course from the following content

Overview of the Project Interface
Familiarise yourself with the Microsoft Project environment, exploring its comprehensive features and how they can be customised to support your project management needs. Understand navigation, toolbars, and settings to maximise project oversight.
Views and Tables
Gain a deep understanding of how to configure and use various views and tables within Microsoft Project to effectively manage project data. Learn to utilise tables such as Entry, Tracking, Variance, and Cost, along with views including the Gantt Chart, Detailed Gantt, Tracking Gantt, and Resource Sheet to present and analyze project information clearly. Additionally, master the process of creating custom tables to better meet your specific project management needs.
Creating and Linking Tasks
Learn the intricacies of task creation, from simple to complex structures, and how to organise them effectively to build a robust project timeline. Focus on setting milestones and creating summary tasks that help mark significant phases and structure your project hierarchy. Additionally, understand how to link tasks using the four relationship types—Finish-to-Start, Start-to-Start, Finish-to-Finish, and Start-to-Finish—to accurately model dependencies and project workflows.
Milestones and Summary Tasks

Develop skills in setting and managing milestones and understanding their critical role in project tracking. Learn to use summary tasks to group related tasks and manage project sections more effectively.

Scheduling Predecessors and Successors

Explore how to link tasks using the four types of task relationships: Finish-to-Start (FS), Start-to-Start (SS), Finish-to-Finish (FF), and Start-to-Finish (SF). These relationships help create a logical, efficient project schedule.

Identifying the Critical Path

Learn methods to identify the critical path in your projects, allowing for focused management of tasks that directly impact project timelines. Understanding the critical path is essential for prioritising tasks and allocating resources efficiently.

Constraints and Deadlines

Master the strategic use of constraints and deadlines to manage and adjust project timelines effectively. Learn how deadlines differ from constraints and how to use both to guide project execution while maintaining flexibility.

Baseline the Plan

Understand the importance of setting baselines and how to use them to track and manage project variance. Learn techniques for measuring slack, handling variance, and implementing acceleration strategies when a project deviates from the baseline.

Resource Management

Develop advanced strategies for allocating and managing resources to avoid overallocation. Learn techniques for identifying resource overallocations and applying levelling techniques to balance resource demand with supply.

Reports

Create detailed reports that provide insightful data to stakeholders, enabling informed decision-making and ongoing project evaluation. Learn to customise reports to highlight critical information such as cost performance, task progress, and resource allocation.

Project Online/PWA

Leverage tools like Project Online/PWA to enhance collaboration across project teams, facilitating better communication and real-time updates.

Integrating with Microsoft Teams

Discover how to seamlessly integrate Microsoft Project with Microsoft Teams, enhancing project communication and collaboration by providing real-time updates and centralized access to project details directly within the Teams environment.

Why choose this course

Designed for builders

Tailored specifically for construction professionals, this course offers specialised knowledge and skills essential for success in the construction industry.

Delivery

You want flexible online or onsite delivery across Australia in in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin, and regional areas.

Experience

Benefit from our 20+ years of experience delivering project success across organisations of all sizes.​

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