Microsoft Project - Level 3Download Course Outline

This is the outline of our Microsoft Project Level 3 course - Duration: 1 day

You have been using Microsoft Project for some time and in doing so have found that, by using this application correctly, you can bring your projects in on time and on budget.  You know however, that there are areas of Project that may even further increase your ability to use Project effectively.  This course looks at some of the more challenging subjects in Microsoft Project such as issues surrounding the concept of “work” and using Earned Value Analysis. It also shows you how calculated fields will enable you to extract specific information relevant to your projects.  These concepts will give you a deeper understanding of why Project does what it does and how this can help you drive your projects more successfully. We recommend this course as a third day’s training following on from Level 1 or Level 2.

To get the most out of this course you will have attended our 2-day Microsoft Project Level 1 Course or our 2-day Microsoft Project Level 2 course. Or you have a thorough understanding of Microsoft Project’s scheduling concepts (e.g. the correct use of Task Constraints) and want to learn how to use the more complex areas of the application.

We specialise on on-site training and can come to you to run our course either on your PC's or provide our own high specification equipment. If you want specific training for your staff, we are happy to customise this course to your requirements, adding or removing topics as necessary.

This course can be run as Project 2003Project 2007Project 2010 or Project 2013 you can find our MS Project 2010 upgrade course here

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Review Microsoft Project Concepts

  • Use Microsoft Project to correctly schedule tasks, manage resources and track project progress.

Start to Finish Link

  • Correctly explain the use of this relationship in task scheduling.

Task Types

  • Control the automatic scheduling of Tasks by changing task types.

The Scheduling Formula

  • Explain how Microsoft Project uses the scheduling formula to schedule tasks automatically.

Concepts of Work

  • Get Project to accurately calculate durations based on work values and assignments.
  • Accurately control tracking by entering Actual Work rather then Actual Duration.
  • Correctly explain the difference between % Work Complete and % Complete.
  • Schedule Overtime Work to shorten durations.

Earned Value Analysis

  • Display Earned Value Fields to analyse project costs.
  • Enter Physical % Complete to accurately reflect the Budgeted Cost of Work Performed.

Using a Resource Pool

  • Assign the same resources to multiple projects by using a Resource Pool.


  • Create your own fields to correctly enter your own project data or perform calculations on Project’s data
  • Create your own tables and views to accurately show your own selections of data.
  • Create your own filters and groups to accurately analyse project’s data.

Using Multiple Baselines

  • Track the progress of your project against multiple baselines.

Export Project Data into Excel

  • Export project data into Excel for analysis purposes.

We also offer this course as Live Online Learning - follow this link to learn more.

 Call us on 0800 0199 746