Microsoft Project


MS Project

At Motiv8 Development we know that one size doesn’t fit all. Our I.T. training can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Courses can be ‘pick and mixed’ to suit your individual needs and we also cater for most of the versions of software currently in use.

Training can be delivered at your site or venue near to you and we can train individuals or groups up to five people. We keep group sizes small so we can provide the individual support participants require to maximise the outputs and benefits of the training. If required, we can even supply the PC's for the training.

Contact us to discuss your specific needs.


Duration: 1 day

Motiv8 Development have created a one day course covering the fundamental functions of Microsoft Project that will allow delegates to get up and running with their prolect(s) and keep them under control at all times.


Course Introduction

Microsoft Project is a huge programme that will help schedule people’s time down to the minute.

It will help to calculate the cost of a project based upon;

  • hourly rate of resources
  • cost of materials
  • how many materials were used
  • plus many other factors

However, due to the size of most of the projects people are asked to manage and control, it is rare they will need the full functionality of Microsoft Project.

Many people simply need the fundamental functions of the package to manage and control their project(s).

For this reason, the most widely used functions include;

  • allocating tasks
  • scheduling and monitoring resources -  you will identify when resources are over worked which will allow you to reallocate resources or amend deadlines accordingly.
  • producing a Gantt chart to summarise diagramitically who is doing what and when it needs to be done by - this is useful to be able to keep track of where your resources are, to monitor inter-dependencies and reforecast deadlines if required. This will also help to see what work is complete, what is on time or overdue.
  • manage the costs of a project 

Microsoft Project doesn’t have to be complicated.


Topics Covered

  • Getting started
  • Key Up & Running settings
  • Adding tasks
  • Linking tasks
  • Creating resources
  • Scheduling resources 
  • Assigning resources
  • Modifying views
  • Resource and material costs
  • Adding other costs
  • Built in reporting
  • Tracking your project


More advanced courses are available upon request.