Best Microsoft Project Training Courses by Dale Howard a 20-Time MVP

One of the most important skills in Project Management is learning to schedule in Microsoft Project. It helps with visually communicating the scope to your team, validating the ability to achieve the project with the resources you have and even helps you track the historical changes and impacts to your project. If you weren’t aware of these features and capabilities in Microsoft Project then it might be the right time to get training for your project managers or even invest in your own training by taking one of my courses.


Hi there, I am Dale Howard, I am immensely proud to hold the prestigious title of Microsoft Project MVP for an incredible 20 years in a row. This esteemed recognition reflects my deep expertise and unwavering commitment to this powerful project management tool. Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to sharing my knowledge and empowering others to achieve their project management goals. In addition to my MVP status, I have also authored and co-authored 23 books, cementing my reputation as a leading authority in the field. These books serve as comprehensive guides, offering valuable insights and practical tips to navigate the intricacies of Microsoft Project. They are revered by professionals and enthusiasts alike, providing a wealth of knowledge to improve project management practices.

Teaching has always been a passion of mine, and I have had the privilege of instructing thousands of students at every skill level. My Microsoft Project Training Courses aka MS Project training courses have received acclaim and admiration from learners around the globe. Whether you are a novice just starting your journey or an experienced professional aiming to enhance your skills, my courses are designed to cater to your needs. The best part is that you have complete control over your learning pace, allowing you to become a Microsoft Project hero at your own convenience. Amongst my repertoire, my three Microsoft Project Training courses stand out as the crown jewels. These courses have garnered substantial praise for their comprehensive curriculum and transformative impact on learners.

With a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on exercises, these courses equip you with the tools and techniques needed to excel in your project management endeavors. From mastering the fundamentals to unlocking advanced features, you will develop the proficiency necessary to tackle any project with confidence and finesse. One of the greatest advantages of my training offerings is that they are all available in an OnDemand format. This means that you have the flexibility to access the courses whenever and wherever suits you best. Gone are the days of rigid schedules and limited timeframes. With my OnDemand training, you can embark on your learning journey at a time that suits your schedule, allowing for optimal convenience and efficiency.

Furthermore, if you require personalized attention or prefer a more hands-on approach, I am delighted to offer onsite training or coaching. This option allows for a tailored learning experience, customized to meet the specific needs and goals of your organization. With my expertise and guidance, you can elevate your team’s project management skills to new heights, enabling them to deliver exceptional results and drive success.

Check Out my Microsoft Project Training

If you are ready to embark on a transformative journey with Microsoft Project, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I am thrilled to share my knowledge, support your growth, and help you unleash the full potential of this remarkable project management tool. Together, we can navigate the complexities of project management and empower you to achieve greatness.

Microsoft Project Training

On Demand eLearning

Regardless of whether you are a new project manager or scheduler, or maybe you are wanting to improve your organization’s EPMO or PMO, one of my comprehensive courses can help.

Custom
Training

Are you interested in custom OnDemand training or on-site training? I’m happy to work with you to get the right size and fit of training for your organization. Contact me for more information.

Coaching

Maybe coaching and mentoring is more your speed? I’m happy to spend time with you or your leadership to help you with your Microsoft Project and Project Online.



Why My Microsoft Project Training Courses Stand Out?

In the world of Project Management, mastering tools like Microsoft Project is pivotal. But with a plethora of Microsoft Project Training Courses available, what sets mine apart? Here’s why:

  1. Two Decades of MVP Recognition: Being honored as a Microsoft Project MVP for 20 consecutive years isn’t just a title I wear. It’s a testament to my deep expertise and unwavering dedication to the field.
  2. A Repository of Knowledge: With over 20 books to my name, my knowledge in Microsoft Project is vast and varied. Whether you’re an avid reader or a visual learner, I’ve got resources ranging from books to YouTube tutorials to cater to your learning style.
  3. Customized Training Solutions: I recognize that every organization has unique needs. That’s why I offer tailored Microsoft Project Training solutions, ensuring that every student extracts the maximum value from the course.
  4. Beyond Just Training: Sometimes, what you need goes beyond conventional training. My coaching and mentoring services are designed to provide guidance at every step, ensuring you’re equipped to tackle even the most complex project challenges.
  5. A Pillar in the Community: My active role in the Microsoft Project community is a testament to my commitment. I’m not just a trainer; I’m a mentor, guide, and a trusted expert for many.
  6. Endorsed by the Best: When top-tier organizations entrust their training needs to me, it’s a clear indicator of the quality and value I bring to the table.

In a nutshell, while there are numerous Microsoft Project Training Courses out there, my holistic approach, combined with years of experience and dedication, truly sets my offerings apart. If you still have doubts, check out my YouTube channel.

Every Microsoft Project Training Course includes:

As a part of every course, each student will receive the following:

  • Hands On Exercises workbook in PDF format
  • Student sample files

Microsoft Project Training Course Description

Here’s the description of the Microsoft Project Training Course for Microsoft Project Standard Edition. This “hands on” self-paced eLearning course teaches the foundational knowledge required to effectively manage “process agnostic” enterprise projects using Microsoft Project with either Project Online or Microsoft Project Server. Our “keep it simple” training approach allows students to master the vital skills they need to effectively plan and manage an enterprise project using Microsoft’s PPM (Project Portfolio Management) tools.

Audience

This course is focused on the core needs of project managers, project schedulers, and project coordinators who use Microsoft Project with either Project Online or Microsoft Project Server to manage enterprise projects.

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Dale Howard Project MVP
Dale Howard
Microsoft Project MVP “20 Years”

About Me

Hello there Microsoft Project lovers! I’m Dale Howard and I’ve been a Microsoft Project MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for 20 years in a row and I’m currently one of only 26 Project MVPs in the entire world. Pretty exciting, right!?

If you post a question about any of Microsoft’s PPM tools on the public message boards, look to see who the moderator or person that has answered the questions and you see, it’s frequently me answering your questions. Some people like to golf, I love Microsoft Project helping the community get to understand Microsoft Project much better.

I’ve been teaching students at all levels for over 20 years and have taught thousands of users around the world. I’ve written and co-authored 23 books on Microsoft Project, Project Online, and Project Server so if you’re like me and like to read over watching a video, you can Check Out My Books on Amazon.

For the people that like to watch videos, check out my YouTube channel. If you post a question in the comments, I’ll be happy to answer questions or create a new video to answer your question.

If you’ve got a question about Microsoft Project, Project Online or Project Server, check out some of these community post areas below where I am the moderator and have been answering questions on these message boards for over 20 years.

My Students Include:

parker aerospace
us air force
sandia national laboratories
conoco phillips

Check Out More About the Microsoft Project Training (Desktop) Course Below

Course Materials

As a part of this course, each student will receive the following:

  • Hands On Exercises workbook in PDF format
  • Student sample files

Course Description

This “hands on” self-paced eLearning course teaches the foundational knowledge required to effectively manage “process agnostic” enterprise projects using Microsoft Project with either Project Online or Microsoft Project Server. Our “keep it simple” training approach allows students to master the vital skills they need to effectively plan and manage an enterprise project using Microsoft’s PPM (Project Portfolio Management) tools.

Audience

This course is focused on the core needs of project managers, project schedulers, and project coordinators who use Microsoft Project with either Project Online or Microsoft Project Server to manage enterprise projects.

Course Pre-Requisites

Each student must have a copy of one of the following installed on his/her PC:

  • Project Online Professional for Office 365
  • Microsoft Project 2016 or higher

Versions of Microsoft Project earlier than the 2016 version do not qualify for this course.

Best Instructor Ever!

Dale Howard has been a Microsoft Project MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for 20 years in a row and is currently one of only 26 Project MVPs in the entire world. If you post a question about any of Microsoft’s PPM tools on the public message boards, Dale is frequently the person who will answer your question.

Module 01: Microsoft Project Overview

  • Working with the User Interface
  • Understanding the Gantt Chart View
  • Understanding the Microsoft Project Data Model
  • Understanding and Using Views
  • Understanding and Using Tables
  • Understanding and Using Filters
  • Understanding and Using Groups
  • Project Navigation Tips

Module 02: Working with a New Project

  • Creating a New Project
    • Creating a New Project from a Template
    • Creating a New Project from a Personal Template
  • Working with the Standard Calendar
    • Add Holidays to the Standard Calendar
    • Create a Custom Calendar
    • Copy Calendars to the Global.mpt File
  • Defining a New Project
    • Set the Project Start Date
    • Enter Project Properties
    • Display the Project Summary Task
    • Set the Project and Nonworking Time Calendars
    • Set Project Options
    • Save the Project

Module 03: Task Planning

  • Understanding Manually Scheduled vs. Auto Scheduled Tasks
  • Creating the Task List
  • Creating Summary Tasks
  • Creating Milestone Tasks
  • Entering Duration Estimates
  • Specifying Task Dependencies – Overview
  • Specifying Task Dependencies in a Real World Project
  • Applying Task Constraints
  • Applying Deadline Dates
  • Applying a Task Calendar
  • Using Cell Background Formatting to Highlight Tasks of Interest

Module 04: Resource Planning

  • Understanding Project Resource Types
  • Creating a Work Resource
  • Creating a Generic Resource
  • Editing a Work Resource
  • Creating a Material Resource
  • Creating Budget and Expense Cost Resources

Module 05: Assignment Planning

  • Assigning Resources to Tasks: Best Practices
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks Using the Task Entry View
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks Using the Assign Resources Dialog
  • Assigning Material Resources
  • Assigning Budget Cost and Expense Cost Resources

Module 06: Completing the Project Schedule

  • Performing a Quality Check on the Project Schedule
  • Saving and Backing Up a Baseline for the Project

Topical Outline: Execution Training

Module 07: Capturing Task Progress

  • Setting the Status Date for the Project
  • Manually Entering Task Progress

Module 08: Working with Task Updates

  • Rescheduling Incomplete Work from the Past

Module 09: Variance Analysis, Plan Revision, and Change Control

  • Analyzing Project Variance
  • Revising a Project Schedule
  • Adding New Tasks to a Project through Change Control
  • Updating the Project Baseline

Module 10: Project Reporting

  • Creating a Timeline View
  • Formatting the Timeline View
  • Exporting the Timeline View to Another Application
  • Viewing a Dashboard Report
  • Editing a Table in a Dashboard Report
  • Editing a Chart in a Dashboard Report


Microsoft Project Training Course Samples

Click here to see some of the videos from the courses or check out my YouTube Channel for tips and tricks about Microsoft Project, Project Online/Server and Project for the Web.

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Testimonials

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★★★★★

Dale Howard’s Microsoft Project class was a revelation. His depth of knowledge and engaging teaching style made complex concepts easy to understand. The class structure was perfect for an online setting, and I never felt lost or overwhelmed. Dale’s patience and expertise have equipped me with the skills I need to excel in project management. A truly invaluable experience!

Carlos E

Construction Project Manager
Chicago, IL

★★★★★

Why didn’t we learn this years ago?

Attending Dale Howard’s Microsoft Project training was a career-defining moment for me. The insights and techniques shared by Dale, a seasoned MVP, have drastically improved my project management skills. The interactive sessions and real-world examples made the learning process both enjoyable and practical. This course is a must for anyone serious about mastering Microsoft Project.

James F

Marketing Coordinator
Philadelphia, PA

★★★★★

Easy to Learn

As a newcomer to Microsoft Project, I found Dale Howard’s training exceptionally enlightening. His methodical approach and clear explanations made the learning curve much less intimidating. Dale’s passion for the subject is contagious, and his expertise as an MVP and author is evident. The course has been a significant step in my professional development.

Samantha W

Digital Marketing Project Manager
San Francisco, CA

★★★★★

A True Microsoft Project MVP

Dale Howard’s Microsoft Project course was outstanding. His ability to break down complex concepts into digestible parts made learning a breeze. The course’s hands-on approach was particularly beneficial, allowing me to apply what I learned in real-time. Dale’s professionalism and expertise are unparalleled. Highly recommended!”

Derek N

IT Scrum Master

Miami, FL

★★★★★

Next Level Training

The Microsoft Project training led by Dale Howard was transformative. His expert guidance and practical teaching style have significantly improved my project management capabilities. The course’s interactive nature kept me engaged and provided a deep understanding of the software. Dale’s experience as an MVP is a tremendous asset to any learner.

Rachel W

Program Manager
New York, NY

★★★★★

Thank You Dale!!

Dale Howard’s expertise in Microsoft Project is unmatched. His training was not only informative but also incredibly engaging. The practical exercises and real-life scenarios provided invaluable hands-on experience. This course has elevated my project management skills to a new level. Thank you, Dale!”

Victor S

Software Team Lead
San Paulo, Brazil

★★★★★

Knows His Stuff

Participating in Dale Howard’s Microsoft Project training was an excellent decision. His thorough understanding of the software, combined with his engaging teaching style, made the class both educational and enjoyable. The lessons were well-structured, providing a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Project. It’s a must-attend for professionals in the field.

Gerry R

Senior Planner
Hermosa Beach, CA

★★★★★

Master Project Scheduling

Attending Dale Howard’s Microsoft Project training was one of the best professional decisions I’ve made. His in-depth knowledge and engaging teaching methods made the course both informative and enjoyable. The real-world applications and interactive sessions provided a thorough understanding of the software. I highly recommend Dale’s course to anyone seeking to master Microsoft Project

Grace A

Program Manager
Katy, TX

★★★★★

Wow, I was impressed!

I was thoroughly impressed with Dale Howard’s Microsoft Project class. His extensive experience as an MVP and author was evident in his teaching. The virtual classroom setup was convenient and effective, allowing for an immersive learning experience. Dale’s approach to teaching complex material in a clear, concise manner is commendable.

Fiona T

Construction Scheduler
Aurora, CO