Executive and Professional Development

Using Microsoft Project® Workshop

Your projects just got a lot easier to manage. Our introductory workshop design is ideal for both managers and staff with little or no previous experience with project management software. Participants will be led through practical exercises which illustrate the many software features. The workshop covers tangible management issues including: setting up a project; scheduling and assigning tasks; allocating costs and resources; and tracking progress.


Please bring your laptop computer and power cord. Your laptop must be installed with Microsoft Project® Standard 2013 (English), Standalone Version. Microsoft Project® 2010 and 2016 Standard Version users are also welcome in class. Basic Computer Skills required.

Receive 12 PDUs towards your PMI® Continuing Certification Requirements.

DATES - 2 Day Seminar

May 31 - June 1, 2018

$1,160 + HST
Facilitator: Kathryn Pottruff, BBA, BA, PMP, MSc or Sandra Martyn, PMP
Location: Saint Mary's at the World Trade Centre, 8th Floor, 1800 Argyle Street

* Special Pricing: Register for both  Using Microsoft Project® Workshop and The Project Management Course  and pay only $2,705 + HST, saving $200.

Program Content

Exploring the Microsoft Project® Environment

  • Starting Project 2010
  • The project screen
  • The project life cycle
  • The project guide toolbar, sidepane/smart tags
  • Opening and closing a project file
  • The Gantt Chart view

Setting Up a New Project 

  • Defining a project calendar
  • Entering project information
  • Establishing calendar options
  • Saving project files

Developing the Work Breakdown Structure

  • Work breakdown terminology and formats
  • Collapsing, expanding and editing the task list

Establishing and Fine Tuning the Project Schedule

  • Understanding dependency relationships
  • Creating task dependencies and critical paths
  • Using flexible and inflexible constraints
  • Resolving scheduling conflicts

Understanding Resources and Cost Management

  • Factors affecting resource management
  • Defining resource types
  • Material, single and grouped resources
  • Creating a resource list (people and equipment)
  • Using task calendars
  • Defining costs: fixed, variable and material

Managing Consolidated Projects

  • Sharing a resource pool among multiple projects
  • Creating a master project file
  • Viewing resource assignments across multiple projects

Tracking Progress and Producing Reports

  • setting baselines for the entire project or tasks
  • Updating project tasks and project status
  • Viewing reports and customized tables
  • Modifying report content


What You Will Learn

  • How to set-up a project on your system
  • How to follow Microsoft Project® menus and toolbars
  • How to establish project schedules and work breakdown structures
  • How to update your projects, tasks and allocate resources
  • How to track project progress on your computer and measure project results
  • How to consolidate multiple projects
  • How to close out your projects using Microsoft Project®

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • are a manager or team member with little or no previous experience with project management software
  • are undertaking unique projects
  • are head of a corporate department
  • have business planning responsibilities
  • work in systems, manufacturing and/or operations
  • are an engineering professional
  • are a technology or research manager