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Microsoft Project for Engineers

  • Date(s)
    Monday, 10 February 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €375
    Non-Members: €455

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C2

A laptop with Microsoft Project is supplied to all delegates for training


This instructor-led course utilises project tools for creating and managing projects. Specifically, the course covers planning a project, customising calendars, building a project plan outline, creating dependency links, and defining resources as well as assigning resources to tasks. The course also shows students how to manage resource allocation, set a baseline for a project, and track progress on a project. An introduction to formatting views and printing is also included.

Course aim

To enable participants to manage and track projects successfully and provide essential project management information including resource management, tracking critical path and reporting.

Learning objectives

Upon completing this hands-on course, the participant will have:

  • Built and saved a new project file
  • Defined and outlined a project task list
  • Created and modified task dependency links
  • Identified a resource pool and assigned resources to various tasks
  • Explored several methods for managing resource work
  • Set a baseline for a project
  • Tracked actual progress on a project and rescheduled incomplete work
  • Formatted a Gantt chart view, including task bars, timescales, and text attributes
  • Previewed and printed views and reports.


  • Introducing project
  • Setting up a new project
  • Tasks, notes & milestones
  • Manipulating tasks and constraints
  • Dependencies
  • Resources
  • Views & split windows
  • Printing & reports
  • What’s new in Microsoft Project

Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to a wide range of individuals from various sectors and industries, it applies to business owners, project managers, engineers, site supervisors. All these individuals should have one thing in common - the role of planning and scheduling tasks.

Trainer's profile

The Instructor for this Microsoft Project course will be John McGrath from Productive Solutions Ltd. John has over 12 years training experience specialising in Microsoft applications has delivered in excess of 3,000 training courses.  Prior to this, John worked as university Project Management.

John’s aim is to teach you more about Microsoft Project in a day than you might learn in years with software documentation or any self-help tutorial. With John’s guidance you’ll discover how to use Microsoft Project as it was meant to be used: as a problem-solver, a time-saver and a streamlined means to an impressive end.

Special requirements

No previous experience of Microsoft Project is required but participant should have basic PC skills.

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10 February 2020


"Excellent course, very informative and thorough."

"Very interesting and engaging"

"John held the attention of the class for the day and made sure no one was left behind. Great course!"

George Larkin, Temec: "Very good – excellent lecturer"


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.