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about Microsoft Project training

Microsoft Project helps teams work together more effectively by enabling the organisation and communication of project information in operations of every size.

Are you maximising your effectiveness with Microsoft Project?

Activia provides Microsoft Project training at both Introduction and Advanced levels.   In addition, we can arrange less formal workshop sessions for more advanced users, where you can receive expert assistance with using Microsoft Project to manage and control your own projects.

Delegate Feedback  from our Microsoft Project courses
Average Review 4.2/5 based on 119 reviews.

"great ... I will hopefully attend the advanced course"     Alexandra Gibson     Jun 11 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Alan was very good and knew all the answers."     Karl Hatala     Jun 4 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Steve was great - really helped my understanding of project!"     Niall Sweeney     Jun 4 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Jamie was a very patient and thorough trainer - I would certainly recommend him and your course to anyone else in the future."     Stephanie Shepherd     May 28 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Excellent trainer, the day was informative but not too full of jargon so that it couldn't be understood. Helpful and well structured"     Scott Saffrey     May 21 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Training facilities were good. Trainer Melissa was excellent."     Victoria Colclough     May 7 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"The Course tutor was excellent with a great understanding of the software and how to train it out."     Sarah Irons     Apr 30 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Great trainer"     Robert Rhodes     Apr 17 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"Trainer (Jamie) was very knowledgeable and was able to answer our various questions easily and clearly, with demonstrations where appropriate."     P. Livermore     Feb 17 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"I will use your service again for my new employees"     Rumman Ahmed     Feb 12 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Presenter / Course Tutor was excellent. "     James Maxted     Feb 12 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"well delivered course content by a very good trainer "     ian cullen     Feb 11 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"well delivered course content by a very good trainer "     ian cullen     Feb 10 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"Enjoyable course, good pace by tutor, provided help and support when requested and answered all questions asked."     Diane Smith     Jan 23 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"Melissa, the trainer, was knowledgeable and helpful."     Peter Dyer     Jan 22 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"Debbie was 1st class. "     Chris McManus     Jan 15 2015     Rating for feedback (5 stars)

"My trainer was excellent and I would recommend her. "     Adam Hughes     Jan 12 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"Kamal was very patient & helpful as I'd no initial understanding of this piece of software. I was happy with what I'd learnt during the day."     Stuart Bailey     Jan 12 2015     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"John was an excellent trainer, professional, organised and ran the course very well. Excellent day."     Sue Butler     Nov 28 2014     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

"enjoyable - thanks "     Helen Philips     Nov 6 2014     Rating for feedback (4 stars)

Microsoft Project Introduction (2010 & 2013)

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Duration: this is a one-day training course
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Versions covered
This course covers Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013.
TIP: If your screen has the modern top ribbon interface, rather than the old drop-down menus that featured in earlier versions of the software, this is the course you need.
Content covered
Terminology
• What is the Critical Path?  • What is a Critical Task?  • Critical Path Calculation  • Definition of Slack  • Multiple Critical Paths  • Overall Critical Path 
Microsoft Project Scheduling
• Auto and Manual Scheduling  • Effort Driven Scheduling  • Duration-Work-Units  • Views-Tables-Filters  • Milestones  • Task Relationships  • Lead & Lag Times  • Setting Tasks to Manual Scheduling  • Setting Projects to Auto Schedule & Effort Driven 
Overview of Microsoft Project
• Command Tabs  • Short Cuts  • ScreenTips  • File Architecture  • Organizer  • Changing the Timescale  • Timescale Options  • Non-Working Time Tab  • System Options  • Filters  • Help  • Indicators  • Hyperlinks 
Task Information Dialog Box
• Task Information General  • Task Information Predecessors  • Task Information Resources  • Task Information Advanced  • Task Information Notes  • Task Information Custom Fields 
Creating a Project
• Creating a Project 
Setting the Environment
• Base Calendars  • Resource Calendars  • Task Calendars 
Exercise 1 Entering Tasks
Exercise 2 Entering Task Relationships
Outlining a Project
• Project Summary Task 
Exercise 3 Resources
• Entering Resources  • Assigning Resources 
Resource Driven Projects
• Question Marks 
Working with Resources
• Resource Sheet  • Resource Information Dialog Box  • Resource Information General  • Resource Information Change Working Time  • Resource Information Costs  • Resource Information Notes  • Resource Information Custom Fields  • Cost Table Selection  • Assigning Resources  • Deleting Resources  • Resource Over Allocation 
Task Usage and Resource Usage Views
• Task Usage View  • Resource Usage View 
Scheduling Issues
• Who Drives the Schedule?  • Overtime  • Extending the Working Day 
Creating a Project 11 Key Steps
• Creating a Project 11 Key Steps 
Exercise 4 Review of Project 2013
Task Constraints
• Setting Soft & Hard Constraints 
Scheduling Conflicts
• Scheduling Conflicts 
Deadline Dates
• Deadline Indicator  • Missed Deadline Alert 
Project Timeline
• Project Timeline 
Printing Reports
• Overview of Views and Reports  • Printer Settings  • Page Setup 

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Microsoft Project Advanced (2010 & 2013)

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Duration: this is a one-day training course
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Versions covered
This course covers Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013.
TIP: If your screen has the modern top ribbon interface, rather than the old drop-down menus that featured in earlier versions of the software, this is the course you need.
Content covered
Introduction and Course Overview
Course Case Studies
• Garden Project  • Review 1 Project  • Case Study 1  • Case Study 2 
Creating Projects
• Timeline Projects  • Resource Driven Projects 
Setting Projects to Auto Schedule & Effort Driven
• Complex Calendars  • Base Calendars  • Resource Calendars  • Task Calendars 
Exercise 1 - Complex Calendars
Subprojects
• Subprojects 
Resource Pools
• Resource Sharing  • Reviewing Workloads 
Exercise 2 Review Project
Tracking
• Setting the Baseline  • Tracking  • Updating Tasks  • Updating Actual Work  • Updating a Project  • Clearing the Baseline 
Exercise 3 Setting Baseline and Tracking Progress
Other Topics
• Recurring Tasks  • Task Splitting  • Network Diagram  • Node Layout  • Gantt Chart Customize  • Gantt Chart Insert Notes  • Sort Projects  • Ribbons  • Custom Fields  • New Views  • Tables  • Filters  • AutoFilters  • Group Filters  • Define Group Structure  • Global File  • Default View 

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Microsoft Project Introduction (2007)

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Duration: this is a one-day training course
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Content covered
Terminology
• Critical Path and Slack  • How Microsoft Project Schedules 
Starting a Project
• Creating a Project  • Creating Tasks  • Editing Tasks  • Setting Constraints 
Working with Tasks
• Viewing Tasks  • Working with Tasks  • Linking Tasks  • Editing Tasks  • Completing Tasks  • Working with Variances 
Using Resources
• Resource Basics  • Editing Resources  • Resources and Tasks  • Resource Views  • Resource Conflicts  • Levelling Resources 
Printing and Viewing a Project
• Basic Editing Tasks  • Changing Your View  • Using Page Setup  • Printing a Project 

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Microsoft Project Advanced (2007)

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Duration: this is a one-day training course
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Content covered
Customizing Project
• Using Advanced Views  • Formatting the Gantt Chart  • Customizing How Project Looks  • Setting Project's Options 
Scheduling a Project
• Creating the Project Calendar  • Setting a Project Baseline  • Setting an Interim Plan  • Setting the Critical Path 
Finishing your Project
• Adding a Drawing  • Editing a Drawing  • Updating and Filtering Your Project  • Creating Progress Lines  • Tracking Progress 
Working with Multiple Projects
• Versions of Microsoft Project  • Working with Resource Pools  • Working with Multiple Projects  • Working with Multiple Projects (Part 2) 
Creating Reports
• Creating Reports  • Creating Visual Reports  • Saving Cube Data  • Using Other Reports 

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Project Introduction (2010 & 2013)

Learners will gain a thorough understanding of the resource driven elements and alternative ways of using this Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013 in this one-day course, including learning how to produce timeline and resource driven plans.
Who should attend: New users of Microsoft Project 2010 or 2013 who want to learn how to build project plans. Also existing users who need to produce project plans based on resources and work. Basic IT skills are required .

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Project Advanced (2010 & 2013)

Delegates will develop a thorough understanding of the advanced functionality of Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013. By the end of this one-day course, learners will be able to use complex calendars, consolidate plans, share resources, base plan, track projects and customise Microsoft Project.
Who should attend: Existing users of Microsoft Project 2010 or 2013 who would like to be able to use the more advanced features of this software to improve their knowledge, productivity and effectiveness. It is important that delegates have a good working knowledge and u

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Project Introduction (2007)

This "fast-track" one-day course will provide delegates with an insight into how to use Microsoft Project 2007 to its full potential. At the end of this course, learners will be able to produce resource driven project plans.
Who should attend: New or returning users who would like to learn about the basic concepts of Microsoft Project 2007. Basic computer skills are required.

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Project Advanced (2007)

This in-depth one-day course is designed to provide delegates with a solid understanding of the more advanced tools and concepts within Microsoft Project.
Who should attend: Existing users of Microsoft Project 2007, who would like to use more of the advanced features, with a good understanding of the topics taught in the Introduction course.

Prices  for Microsoft Project training
Please note : all prices exclude VAT.
Scheduled public classes
[The simplest and most cost-effective option for 1, 2 or 3 delegates]
If you book in advance, Early Bird prices start at just £199
•  Project Introduction (2010 & 2013)
 
First delegate: £229
2nd delegate: £189
3rd delegate +: £149 each
•  Project Advanced (2010 & 2013)
 
First delegate: £229
2nd delegate: £189
3rd delegate +: £149 each
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Training at your offices
[A convenient and very cost-effective option for groups of delegates]
•  Project Introduction (2010 & 2013)
 
First delegate: £479
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Project Advanced (2010 & 2013)
 
First delegate: £479
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Project Introduction (2007)
 
First delegate: £479
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
•  Project Advanced (2007)
 
First delegate: £479
Extra delegates: £45 each
(Price per day)
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Dates and Venues  for our public classes

Prices vary, and in general, the earlier you book, the lower the price.
Our small class sizes mean that classes are often full, so it's usually best to book as soon as you can.   So don't be disappointed by leaving it too late!

If you see classes at higher prices set to run over the next few days, these are empty classes and if you book, you may be the only delegate attending.

NOTE : prices are per delegate and exclude VAT.

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Project 2010 & 2013
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Project Introduction (2010 & 2013)
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Aug 13, 2015
Milton Keynes
£229
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Aug 13, 2015
Reading Green Park
£229
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Aug 13, 2015
Leeds
£229
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Aug 20, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£229
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Aug 20, 2015
Tower Bridge
 
**Full**
Aug 21, 2015
Bristol
 
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Aug 27, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£229
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Aug 28, 2015
Slough
£229
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Aug 28, 2015
London Baker Street W1
 
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Sep 10, 2015
Nottingham
£229
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Sep 24, 2015
Milton Keynes
£219
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Sep 24, 2015
Leeds
£219
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Sep 24, 2015
Reading Green Park
£219
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Oct 1, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£209
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Oct 1, 2015
Tower Bridge
£209
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Oct 8, 2015
Bristol
£209
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Oct 8, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£209
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Oct 15, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£199
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Oct 15, 2015
Slough
£199
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Oct 22, 2015
Nottingham
£199
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Project Advanced (2010 & 2013)
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Aug 14, 2015
Reading Green Park
£229
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Aug 14, 2015
Leeds
£229
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Aug 14, 2015
Milton Keynes
£229
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Aug 21, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£229
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Aug 21, 2015
Tower Bridge
£229
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Aug 27, 2015
Bristol
£229
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Aug 28, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£229
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Sep 4, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£229
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Sep 4, 2015
Slough
£229
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Sep 11, 2015
Nottingham
£229
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Sep 25, 2015
Milton Keynes
£219
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Sep 25, 2015
Leeds
£219
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Sep 25, 2015
Reading Green Park
£219
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Oct 2, 2015
Tower Bridge
£209
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Oct 2, 2015
Birmingham City Centre
£209
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Oct 9, 2015
Manchester Princess Street
£209
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Oct 9, 2015
Bristol
£209
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Oct 16, 2015
London Baker Street W1
£199
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Oct 16, 2015
Slough
£199
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Oct 23, 2015
Nottingham
£199
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Project 2007: no public classes currently scheduled.

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