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Microsoft Project Advanced

Course overview

Fully understand how to manage progress, resources and costings and share resources across projects. This course is ideal for those who want to improve their skills in Microsoft Project, creating and managing multiple project plans, and improve their knowledge of custom plans.

Course duration

1 day

Delivery method

Flexible (Online/Classroom)


Open participant course: £195 per person - maximum 10 people

Closed company course: £1,000 per course - maximum 10 people

Suitable for

This course is ideal for those who want to improve their skills in creating and managing multiple project plans, and improve their knowledge of custom plans.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to analyse project and actual data, monitor project and resource costings, share resources across a number of projects and customise projects for future use.

Course content

Managing Progress:

  • Working with the status date.
  • Updating project progress.
  • Inactive tasks.
  • Rescheduling outstanding work.
  • Setting task reminders.
  • Updating ‘actual’ progress.
  • Working with progress lines.

Managing Resources and Project Costings:

  • Using the task inspector to resolve allocation issues.
  • Delaying resource work and assigning overtime.
  • Working with work contours.
  • Escalating resource costs.
  • Adding fixed task costs.
  • Viewing costs and updating actual costs.
  • Working with the earned value table.
  • Reporting project costings.

Sharing Resources:

  • Creating a resource pool.
  • Sharing resources across projects.
  • Viewing resource allocations.
  • Updating resource pools and sharer files.

Creating Custom Projects and Templates:

  • Creating custom calendars.
  • Assigning calendars to tasks and resources.
  • Creating, editing and copying tables.
  • Custom fields.
  • Sharing elements across project files.
  • Modifying the global template.
  • Creating and using custom templates.

Course requirements

This course can be delivered remotely or in a classroom environment, to suit your requirements.

Attendees must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Project and understand the basics of creating and manipulating project plans. 

Attendees must have the following equipment to attend this training remotely:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (webcam is preferred but not essential).
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).
  • Microsoft Excel installed on the PC or laptop.
  • An email account for file sharing.
  • A second screen is ideal but not essential.


For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
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These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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