Microsoft Project Training

Microsoft Project Training from “The Guy” that wrote the book, not read it.

Microsoft Project Training, Learn it in Just ONE Week!

Are you tired of wasting time on YouTube tutorials that leave you more confused than when you started? With 25 years of teaching experience and over 20 books under my belt, I’ve designed the ultimate Microsoft Project Training course that takes you from zero to hero —in less than a week!

Why This Microsoft Project Training is a Game-Changer

I’ve poured 20 years of expertise into this course, meticulously tailoring it to serve not just the pros, but also those who’ve just stepped into the project management arena. Learn at your speed, rewind when you’re stuck, and accelerate when you’re on fire. This isn’t just a course; it’s a transformational journey.

What’s Inside: More Than Just Videos

  • 69 Bite-Sized Videos: No fluff, just actionable lessons ranging from 3-7 minutes.
  • 10 Power-Packed Modules: Each designed to level up your Microsoft Project skills.
  • 15 Real-World Project Files: Learn the features that matter, straight from a seasoned expert.
  • Custom Ribbons & Shortcuts: Get your hands on my personal toolkit to supercharge your project scheduling.

Don’t just take my word for it. Enroll now and experience the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for!

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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.

About the Course

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.

Course Syllabus

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.

Hello there, esteemed Microsoft Project enthusiasts! It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as Dale Howard Microsoft Project MVP, a seasoned veteran in the world of Microsoft Project. With a remarkable track record of being awarded the prestigious Microsoft Project MVP (Most Valuable Professional) title for an incredible 20 years in a row, I am humbled to share that I currently hold the distinguished position of being one of only 11 Project MVPs across the entire globe. To say that this achievement is exciting would be an understatement. It is a testament to my unwavering dedication, passion, and expertise in the Microsoft Project domain.


Why Should You Learn from Dale Howard Microsoft Project MVP?

Throughout my illustrious career, I have relentlessly pursued excellence, striving to be at the forefront of technological advancements and best practices in project management. Being a Microsoft Project MVP has endowed me with a wealth of knowledge and experience that I eagerly share with other users of this remarkable software. It has been my privilege to assist countless individuals and organizations in harnessing the full potential of Microsoft Project to effectively plan, execute, and monitor their projects. Through my extensive involvement in the Microsoft Project community, I have built a strong network of like-minded professionals, and together, we continuously strive to innovate and push the boundaries of project management excellence. As an MVP, I not only possess an in-depth understanding of Microsoft Project but also have access to exclusive resources, early product previews, and direct communication channels with the Microsoft Project development team. This unique advantage allows me to stay ahead of the curve, ensuring that I can provide the most up-to-date and relevant guidance to fellow Microsoft Project lovers.

Whether you are a seasoned project manager seeking to enhance your skills or a novice navigating the intricacies of project planning, I am here to assist you every step of the way. Through my articles, webinars, and training sessions, I aim to empower individuals and organizations to unlock the true potential of Microsoft Project, enabling them to achieve their project goals efficiently and effectively. Join me on this exhilarating journey as we delve into the realm of Microsoft Project, exploring its vast capabilities, uncovering hidden gems, and conquering the challenges that lie ahead. Together, we can transform the way projects are managed, revolutionizing the world of project management, one keystroke at a time. So, buckle up and prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure in the fascinating universe of Microsoft Project.

Ask Questions on the Forums or Contact Me Directly

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.


Books I’ve Written on Amazon

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.


Check Out My YouTube Channel

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. 

See Other Questions I Answer on the Message Boards

If you’ve got a question about Microsoft Project, Project Online or Project Server, check out some of these community post areas.
Microsoft Tech Community
Reddit Project Online Community
LinkedIn Project and Planner Group


Here’s some other blogs and message boards that I answer questions on:
https://www.mpug.com/author/dale-howard/
https://www.dalehowardmvp.com/microsoft-project-tips-and-tricks/
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_project
https://www.reddit.com/r/MSProject/
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/profile/029b4dc7-350c-48f1-8f44-5f01718b3b30

Dale Howard Microsoft Project MVP

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!

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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IT Scrum Master

Miami, FL

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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!”

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Software Team Lead
San Paulo, Brazil

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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.

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Senior Planner
Hermosa Beach, CA

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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

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Program Manager
Katy, TX

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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.

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Construction Scheduler
Aurora, CO