Microsoft Project - From Theory To Practice

Microsoft Project - An effective tool in project management

What is MS Project? Microsoft Project is a familiar project management software and an indispensable tool for Project Managers and Project Team in developing project plans, allocating resources to projects, planning and tracking projects, monitoring progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads.

This training course is suitable for businesses to improve their team member’s skills in using Microsoft Project, helping the project team master the mindset and techniques in using this tool to optimize schedule management efficiency. This course begins with the basic concepts and leads participants through all the functions they’ll need to plan and manage a small to big-sized project, including How to define activities, Sequence activities, Estimate activity resources, Estimate activity duration, Develop schedule and Control schedule.



At the end of the training course, participants will be able to:

• Understand the knowledge areas of project management on Microsoft Project tool.

• Learn how to leverage the new Graphic User Interface.

• Create a Work Breakdown Structure. (WBS)

• Identify Task Relationships.

• Define Resources within the Project.

• Make Work Package Estimates.

• Create an Initial Schedule.

• Create a Resource Leveled Schedule.

• Manage and track the project through the Microsoft Project software.

• Format Output and Print Reports.

• Integrate Multiple Projects.

• Set up a Project with a Calendar, Start date, and scheduling method.

• Understand Manually Schedule and Auto Schedule.

• Manage multiple projects.

• Understand schedule-related concepts from the PMI’s perspective

• Recognize benefit of schedule management


- Training according to business’s requirements, the curriculum is designed to meet the needs of participants, expectations from businesses and solve each specific case.

- Duration: 03 days.


- Flexible according to business’s arrangement. For your information, client's office is always a popular choice for in-house training.


- Enterprises which are implementing projects and want to maximize their project management skills through Microsoft Project software.

- The PMs, team members in the project


- Professional project manager

- HR who schedule the project



1. Introduction to Microsoft Project and Project Management

  • Overview of project management concepts that apply to Microsoft Project
  • Introducing the Microsoft Project interface
  • Customizing the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Practice with the data entry table.
  • The 5 steps planning model for building a plan in Project

2. Creating a New Project Plan

  • Building a project plan
  • Working with Resources within Project
  • Project Scheduling
  • Making Project Estimates

3. Controlling and optimizing the project plan

  • Fine-tuning Tasks
  • Applying deadline dates to the project plan
  • Understand and use milestones
  • Understand and use lag, lead, and delay
  • Setting, locating and removing task constraints o Inactivate Task
  • Task Inspector.
  • WBS Numbers
  • Fine-tuning Calendar
  • Changing default calendar options
  • Analyzing the relationship between project, task and resource calendars
  • Assigning calendars appropriately
  • Resource Planning and Leveling
  • Manage Resource Allocation
  • Identify resources that are over-allocated
  • Resource leveling
  • Ways to adjust tasks and assignments to remove over- allocation for any resource
  • Resource Delay Within a Task

4. Project Execution: Track and monitor your project

  • Preparing for tracking
  • Updating and tracking project
  • Perform variance analysis

5. Analyzing Project Data and Preparing Reports

  • Creating reports
  • Interacting with other applications

6. Project Schedule Interruptions

  • Splitting tasks
  • Rescheduling

7. Managing Multiple Projects

  • Integrating Multiple Projects
  • Consolidating Project Files
  • Resource Pools
  • Use common resources among multiple projects
  • Link tasks between projects
  • Create a consolidated view of multiple projects
  • Compare projects

8. Advanced topics

  • The Global Template and Organizer
  • Sharing project calendars and other user-defined elements
  • Project Collaborations
  • Program Management Solution

9. Summary


Contact information:

Atoha Institute of Project Management - The key to professional project management

HCM: 69-71 Thach Thi Thanh, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1 

Hanoi: 299 Cau Giay, Dich Vong Ward, Cau Giay District 

Toronto: 10 Oakfield Dr, Toronto, ON, M8Y 1N7, Canada

Hotline: 0707 666 866 | HCM: (028) 6684 6687 | Hanoi: (024) 6686 1248



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"Yes. Atoha will issue a certificate of 35 contact hours at the end of the course (1 of 3 requirements for the international PMP certification exam). Atoha's contact hours are pre-approved because we are PMI ATP Premier."

"Learning materials can be in English or Vietnamese depending on the class. Atoha can train in both English or Vietnamese."

"Not included. You need to pay the exam fee directly to PMI in order to register for the exam, the reference exam fee is 555usd/non-member and 405usd/member. For more information, visit:"

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