Microsoft Projects 2019 (Beginner To Advanced)

This course consists of two parts. Please see below for more information


Part 1 of this training webinar covers the critical knowledge and skills a project manager needs to create a project plan with Microsoft Project during the planning phase of a project. In other words, if the supervisor assigns him/her to lead a project, this course will enable him/her to draft a project plan with Microsoft Project and share it with his/her supervisor (and others) for review and approval.

Part 2 is designed to familiarize delegates with the advanced features and functions of Microsoft Project so that they can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

Training Objectives: 

On completion of this course delegates will be able to:
•Create a new project plan.
•Create and organize tasks.
•Create and assign work, material, and cost resources.
•Finalizing a project plan.
•Obtaining approval to baseline the plan.
•Update the project plan to reflect progress as you execute the project.
•Monitoring project progress in the project plan.
•Adjusting the project plan to meet the time and cost objectives.
•Controlling time and other constraints.
•Create project reports to keep the stakeholders


12-13 September 2024
(2 Day Training)


8:30 – 16:30


2 CPD Points ECSA


R6490 + vat (Early Bird)
R6999 + vat (Standard)


This is a 2-day interactive training webinar course about
Microsoft Projects 2019 – Beginner To Advanced, packed with group activities and exercises.

The training is accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) with 2 CPD Points &
the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP) with 12 CPD Hours

Catering services will be offered by UBER Eats- Delegates to receive meal vouchers Daily, provided Uber Eats is available in your area*

Presented by Dave Fourie (PMP) 

Part 1

Overview Of Project Management Concepts

  • The Microsoft® Project Ribbon
  • Creating A Microsoft® Project File
  • Setting Project Level Information
    Exercise 1 Creating The Msp Project File
  • Project Default Values
    Exercise 2 Setting Project Default Values
  • The Role Of Calendars
    Exercise 3 Creating/setting Up & Assigning Project
  • Calendars
    Adding Resources
    Exercise 4 Adding Resources

Part 2

  • Resource Cost
  • Optimize A Project Plan
    Exercise 5 Cost Rates For Material Resources
    Exercise 6 Cost Rates For Work Resources
  • Setting Resource Availability
    Exercise 7 Setting Resource Availability
    Exercise 8 Change Resource Working Time
  • Creating Tasks
    Exercise 9 Review Task Durations
    Exercise 10 Add More Tasks
  • Task Dependencies
    Exercise 11 Add Task Dependencies
  • Assigning Resources
    Exercise 12 Assigning Resources
  • Exercise 13 Replacing a cost resource with a work resource
  • Exercise 14 Assigning material resources

Part 3

  • Estimates for fixed-price contractors
    Exercise 15 Estimates for fixed-price contractors
  • Time constraints
    Exercise 16 Time constraints
  • Resolving conflicts in the project schedule
    Exercise 17 Resolving conflict
  • Setting and authorizing the project baseline
    Exercise 18 Set a project baseline
  • Project progress
    Exercise 19 Update progress
  • Project progress: Mark on track
    Exercise 20 Update progress: Mark on track
  • Project progress: Percent complete on the ribbon
    Exercise 21 Update progress: Percent complete from ribbon
  • Project progress: Update task dialog box
    Exercise 22 Update progress: Update task dialog Box

Part 4

  • Project Progress: Task Information Dialog Box
    Exercise 23 Update Progress: Task Information Dialog Box
  • Project Progress: Cost
    Exercise 24 Update Progress: Material Cost
    Exercise 25 Update Progress: Fixed Cost
  • Task Types
    Exercise 26 Task Types
  • Project Variance
    Exercise 27 Variance
    Exercise 28 Variance
  • Corrective Action
    Exercise 29 Corrective Action
  • Progress Reporting
    Exercise 30 Reporting
  • Customized Reports
    Exercise 31 Customized Reports
    Exercise 32 Re Baselining
  • Templates
    Exercise 33 Creating A Template
    Additional Msp Features

How Much?

Early Bird: R6490 + vat
Standard: R6999 + vat


Date: 12-13 September 2024
Time: 08:00am 16:30pm (CAT Daily)


3-5: 5% off
6-10: 10% off
+11: 15% off


This is a 2-day interactive training webinar about
Microsoft Projects 2019 – Beginner To Advanced,

The training is accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) with 2 CPD Points &
the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professionals (SACPCMP) with 12 CPD Hours

Catering services will be offered by UBER Eats- Delegates to receive meal vouchers Daily, provided Uber Eats is available in your area*

Does not include software: Ms Projects 2010 onwards is compatible and required to participate in this course

What Do I Need?

Each delegate will need the following to attend:

  • Steady Internet connection for the duration of the training
  • Laptop / PC / Smart Phone and Power supply (Charger)
  • Zoom Meeting Software installed onto your laptop /
  • PC / Smart Phone
  • Quiet Space

Preferable but not compulsory:

  • Headset / Ear Phones to clearly hear the facilitator

About The Trainer?

Having been a practicing consultant in project management for more than twenty-five years, Dave Fourie’s long career in program and project management brought him in contact with various project management methodologies and best practices in private as well as public organisations. Dave brings his theoretical knowledge linked to vast practical experience Into the training environment with a genuine desire to assist delegates in becoming practicing project management professionals. Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (P3O), Managing Successful Programs (MSP) and in PRINCE2.

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