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course overview


A high-impact workshop designed for experienced Microsoft Project users.  Providing hands-on guidance using pre-prepared data or their own, delegates will learn smart real-world skills to make the tool work for them, overcoming individual pain points along the way.


designed for


Users with prior Microsoft Project experience wanting to hone their skills on the more advanced aspects of the system.

Supports the following Microsoft Project products:

  • Project 2016/2013/2010 Standard and Professional

    Project Online Professional / Project 2016 Pro for Office 365




To get the most from attending this workshop, prior Microsoft Project experience is recommended.  Attendance on one of the following courses would be an advantage:

Microsoft Project Insight
Microsoft Project Essentials


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training approach


In our Microsoft Project Smart Skills Masterclass, we want you to put something in, as well as get something out.  As we want you to hone your skills and overcome your pain points, you help us set the agenda for the workshop, bringing your own project data if you wish.  Just in case you think your list of burning issues is too small, don't worry as the additional content we suggest will teach you all the smarts in how to use Microsoft Project more effectively, with plenty of useful tips and tricks as well.

What's more, as we've taught several thousand Project users since 1994, we're confident that the knowledge and skills we've gained since then can be shared to help you get more from your use of Microsoft Project.


suggested content


As the content of the workshop is flexible, delegate-specific and company-specific content is not only included, it is positively encouraged.  Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of what these workshops commonly cover:

  • Microsoft Project 101-401 - what it can and cannot do

  • Making calendars and project options match the way you work

  • Getting real with task and resource calendars

  • Matching individuals, roles and teams to how your organisation works

  • Creating a balanced project structure to match your project's scope

  • Creating optimised project schedules

  • Scheduling the project model to match the outside world

  • Creating targets with single and multiple baselines

  • Lifecycle management and project version control

  • Using smart ways to track progress

  • How to enter estimates-to-complete and then understand how work is rescheduled

  • Performing variance analysis of time, work and costs.

  • Replanning options for time, work and cost

  • Using templates with both new and existing projects

  • Creating task and resource codes to add structure and aid reporting

  • Importing and exporting valuable project data

  • Advanced project reporting and digital dashboards

  • Analysing cash flows

  • Earned-Value analysis

  • Creating master and subproject schedules

  • Sharing resources across multiple projects

  • Performing project version comparisons


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