About this course

Course type Performance Plus
Course code QAPR10P2
Duration 2 Days

This course is designed to integrate the use of Microsoft Project 2010 as the software tool for the planning, tracking and reporting for projects that are controlled using a Prince2 based methodology.

Target Audience:

The course is suitable for delegates who are either Prince2 qualified or are required to work in a Prince2 environment


  • Delegates should have some practical experience of using Microsoft Project 2010.

  • Delegates should be familiar with Prince2 terminology, processes and themes.

  • This course is not an introduction to Microsoft Project 2010 or to Prince2.

Delegates will learn how to

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Set project timelines
  • Create Prince2 summary stages in Microsoft Project
  • Add work packages, resources and estimates
  • Schedule a Microsoft Project plan
  • Add control points
  • Identify the critical path
  • Baseline a Microsoft Project plan
  • Track a plan both in tolerance and exception
  • Report against the plan
  • Close the project


Module 1: Setting project timelines and summary stages

  • Overview of Microsoft Project calendars
  • Creating a project calendar
  • Scheduling the Microsoft Project plan
  • Creating a Prince2 structure in Microsoft Project

Module 2: Add work packages and appropriate resources to the stage plan

  • Adding work packages
  • Outlining the plan
  • Referencing external relationships in Microsoft Project
  • Estimating and adding task durations
  • Estimating and adding task based costs
  • Estimating resource requirements

Module 3: Sceduling, control points, critical paths and baselines

  • Sequencing the plan
  • Task relationships
  • Add control points or milestones
  • Identify the critical path
  • Introduction to standard reports
  • Work with resource availability and assignments
  • Effort driven scheduling
  • Resolving resource overallocation
  • Resource pools
  • Baseline the Microsoft Stage Plan & Project Plan

Module 4: Controlling a stage within tolerance

  • Overview of tracking and repotrting in Microsoft Project
  • Entering actuals with tolerance
  • Updating actuals
  • Progress reports and reports in Microsoft Project
  • Using visual reports

Module 5: Controlling a stage in exception

  • Entering actuals in exception
  • Microsoft Project exception views and reports

Module 6: Closing a project

  • Entering remaining actuals
  • Breaking links to external references
  • Microsoft Project closure reports
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Performance Plus

2 Days

Microsoft Office
Delivery Method

Delivery method

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