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Microsoft Project

Do you want to be able to set up a complete project schedule in Microsoft Project? In this course, you learn to do this step-by-step and you learn how to use the schedule for progress analysis and other management insights.


2 days


€ 990.00 excl. VAT

  • Capelle a/d IJssel
  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
Learning method
  • Classroom
  • Remote
  • InCompany

Microsoft Project is a planning tool that allows you to work in a relatively simple way based on the Office experience that most users have. However, which options must be enabled or disabled to plan in accordance with the Best Practices of Project Controls? How do you create and assign resources? What is the best way to input progress and re-schedule? And what are the benefits of effectively using baselines and the various Gantt Chart visualisations? This module is more than a computer course: based on a case, linked to the manual we have developed, you learn to master both the tool and the theory.

This module is part of the step Tooling of the Project Controls Programme.

This training can be followed remote and in a classroom. Please indicate your preferences on the registration form. Read about the plan of remote training and the measures taken in classroom training in the case of Corona.

Software version

The course and manual have been designed for Project Professional 2013. This module is also suitable for the 2010, 2016 and 2019 on-premise solutions versions, which do not differ significantly from 2013. The manual is written for the English-language version of the software.

Preliminary training

This course can be followed separately without specific prior knowledge. However, a good understanding of the theory of network scheduling (critical path method) is recommended.


After completing this module you will receive a Primaned Academy certificate.


€ 990.00 excl. VAT / including material, lunch & drinks

  • Good: clear layout, handy reference work (book), good pace in terms of course, good emphasis on things you need to learn yourself in order to get a correct planning.

    Martijn, Manager Production Changes, Fokker Aerostructures

  • Tips and tricks are always handy, which makes me plan differently

    Marnix, Work Planner, Volker infra

  • Explanation of MSP was very good and clear

    Rene, Integrated Activity Planner, NAM

Teachers of this course

  • Roy Waasdorp MSc

  • Roshni Bhansing MSc

  • Hans Seuters

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The following topics are covered in this training:

  • Creating the project and WBS
    • Setting up the schedule and using the project information screen
      The meaning of the project settings.
    • Creating structure with a WBS.
  • Creating tasks and relationships
    • Adding tasks to the schedule.
    • Understanding relationship types and creating relationships
  • Filters and Layout
    • Applying filters to the schedule for overview.
    • The formatting possibilities to clarify the planning.
  • Resources and levelling
    • Understand resource types and resource project settings.
    • Record resources in a resource sheet and assign them to tasks.
    • Perform resource analysis with levelling, among other things.
  • Calendars and constraints
    • Understand different constraints and useful applications.
    • Adapt and apply calendars
    • Best practices of working with calendars and constraints
  • Scheduling
    • Different components of scheduling: Backward Pass Scheduling, closed network, task path and loops.
    • Analyzing the critical path and slack with different views.
  • Baselines
    • Understanding and applying baselines.
    • View useful baseline views for analysis.
  • Custom Fields
    • Custom Fields types and possibilities in use.
    • Apply structure using custom fields.
  • Entering and analysing progress
    • The progress methodology according to Project Controls principles.
    • Updating the planning and replanning.
    • Reading progress in views and project statistics.
Start date Learning method Language Location
04-07-2022 Classroom Dutch Capelle a/d IJssel Register
04-07-2022 Remote English Register
05-09-2022 Classroom English Dublin Register
05-09-2022 Classroom German Frankfurt Register
26-09-2022 Classroom Dutch Capelle a/d IJssel Register
06-10-2022 Classroom Dutch Capelle a/d IJssel Register
21-11-2022 Classroom Dutch Capelle a/d IJssel Register