Working Sm@rt with

Microsoft PROJECT

Manage the complexities of multiple projects more efficiently and effectively

  • Struggling to monitor multiple projects at once?
  • Unable to stay on top of project task follow-ups and deadlines?
  • Finding it difficult to allocate resources across projects?
  • Having issues with resource conflicts and overallocation?
  • Need to produce standardized reports across projects?
  • Want to develop customized project reports?
  • Finding it difficult to accurately update multiple project plans?
  • Need a process to track projects and capture updated data?
  • Looking to build a project template to enable consistency?
  • Want to adjust calendar to account for organizational constraints?

The WorkingSm@rt with Microsoft Project will help you to overcome these challenges.




Attendees of the Project Planning Breakthroughs program who are responsible for monitoring the execution of a project and/or have multiple projects to administer.

Format ​

  • One 4-hour, instructor-led session or two 2-hour web-based virtual classroom sessions
  • Follow-up coaching session to reinforce learning

What’s Included

  • Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource Manual
  • Subscription to our monthly LearningLink e-newsletter

Manage the complexities of multiple projects more efficiently and effectively

Carry out multiple project execution plans developed through the Project Planning Breakthroughs method accurately and effectively with MS Project using common resource pools and external dependencies, along with detailed reporting and updating. Produce standard and customized reports, and develop a process for tracking and updating project plans.

This course will help you:

  • Immediately improve the application of MS Project to your own project workload
  • Allocate and share resources, and resolve conflicts among them
  • Produce reports of value, both in standard and customized formats
  • Accurately monitor multiple projects through proven tracking and updating techniques

What You Will Learn

Managing Project Workloads

Frameworks, tools and skills for managing medium to large project workloads more efficiently.

Implementation Methodologies

Focus on potential obstacles and strategies for smooth, quick and effective implementation back in the workplace.

Monitoring and Reporting

Processes for monitoring projects, tracking tasks and resources, and producing valuable reports to help project managers and teams stay informed and make timely decisions.

Ongoing Productivity Benefits

Enable ongoing benefits for workload management after completion, including improved follow-up on commitments, enhanced resource allocation, increased accuracy in tracking multiple projects, and better oversight of deadlines.

Detailed Synopsis

Format ​

  • Hands-on Instructor-led Sessions: 1 x 4-hours or 2 x 2-hours, instructor-led online session
  • Group follow up coaching

What’s Included

  • Comprehensive Learning Guide and Resource Manual
  • Ongoing support: WorkingSm@rt Helpdesk, no matter where you work.
  • LearningLink: Our monthly productivity e-newsletter to keep you updated.


  • Overview of Project Planning Framework and Tools In this unit, we will discuss the challenges of managing project work. We will introduce you to the work that needs to get done before MS project can be helpful.
  • Getting Started with MS Project You will look at the basic interface of MS Project, its main functionalities and commands. You will also look at creating and saving a new project file and how to use the different views of MS Project.
  • Setting-up MS Project to Manage Projects You will learn how to adjust the default settings to create a template that can serve your future projects. You will also learn how to customize your project calendar to meet your own time constraints and scheduling requirements.
  • Managing Project Tasks Working with a sample case study, you will see how to input project task information into MS Project. You will then learn how to organize your project tasks to capture dependencies and constraints. You will also learn how to define your project critical path in MS Project.
  • Managing Project Resources In Unit 5 you will determine how to assign resources to project tasks. You will see how to integrate resources calendars to take into account the availability of your resources. You will also learn how to identify resources overallocation and resolve resource conflicts.
  • Tracking & Reporting on Project Activities You will explore various processes to monitor and track your project tasks and resources. You will also see how to report on your project to keep everyone informed and equipped to make timely decisions.
  • Back at the Workplace In the final Unit, we will discuss potential obstacles to the implementation of MS Project and look at strategies for its quick and effective implementation back at the workplace.

Making Microsoft Project Work


  • Lack of User Input
  • Changing Requirements
  • Lack of Resources
  • Unclear Objectives
  • Unrealistic Time Frames


  • Improve the application of Microsoft Project
  • Allocate and share resources. Resolve conflicts among them
  • Produce reports of value
  • Accurately monitor multiple projects
  • Strategies for quick and effective implementation

Want to learn more?