Microsoft® Project Essentials (Version 2013) Course

Microsoft® Project Essentials

Don’t get left behind…

Projects often fail due to inefficient monitoring and controlling of project plans. Stay one step ahead with a workshop on Microsoft® Project Essentials.

What you gain from the course

Enrol for Microsoft Project Essentials and you’ll graduate with:

  • Hands-on, business ready expertise that you can immediately apply
  • Comprehensive Microsoft Project 2013 Essentials manual
  • Case Study guide

About this course

This powerful and practical course is facilitated by experts and is designed to provide participants with the essential knowledge and skills for planning, scheduling, tracking, controlling and reporting on their projects in Microsoft Project 2013.

These skills will be able to be put to immediate and practical use at the completion of the programme. The workshop refers to various source materials and draws upon the research and experience of the PM-Partners group’s extensive involvement in managing projects.

Course Objective

Microsoft Project 2013 Essentials is a one day fast-paced and intensive course, which follows a case study (which may be customised to suit your project environment), and while designed for maximising productivity through the use of Microsoft Project 2013 as a tool, positions sound project management skills at its core.

How this course is delivered

Facilitated by experts, this powerful and practical course is designed to provide participants with the essential knowledge and skills for planning, scheduling, tracking, controlling, and reporting on their projects, ensuring productivity is maximised through the use of Microsoft Project as a tool.

Course Content Summary

  • Introducing the software and relational database concepts
  • Exploring Views and Navigation Techniques
  • Working with Base Calendars
  • Using Project Information and Properties
  • Working with Tasks – Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Creating Deliverables and Summary Tasks
    • Entering Sub-Tasks
    • Defining Duration
    • Creating Milestones
    • Creating an outline, from which to expand and collapse schedule detail levels
  • Understanding and formatting the Critical Path
  • Establishing Task Dependencies
  • Extracting information from your projects
  • Customising Tables and Filters
  • Formatting your Project
  • Working with Resources and Assignments
  • Managing Resource Over-allocations
  • Project Control
  • Baselining your Project
  • Performing Project Tracking Functions
  • Reporting and Printing

For participants who have used earlier versions of the Microsoft Project tool, the facilitator will outline the changes. These differences are also highlighted and described within the materials provided.

Outcomes & Certification Eligibility

Successful completion of this workshop will provide participants with the following:

  • An overview understanding of what Microsoft Project 2013 is and what it is not, incorporating a fundamental understanding of the ‘relational database’.
  • Effective and accurate scheduling in Microsoft Project 2013, by the use of constraints and critical milestones.
  • A fundamental understanding of resource scheduling and management, identifying over-allocated resources and performing basic levelling functions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain tight control over projects – baselining the plan and performing tracking functions for reliable status reporting.
  • Disciplines in realigning projects to reach critical milestones.
  • An introduction to the variety of Project progress reporting capabilities in Microsoft Project 2013.
  • Set up checklists to help speed you on your way.

Where to from here

Microsoft EPM (Enterprise Project Management) Project Server:

  • Learn about and explore the many features and business benefits of Project Server.
  • Microsoft Project Server Implementation. Learn how to implement, configure, and support Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server within your enterprise.

Course Prerequisites

As this is an introductory to intermediate course, there are no requirements for previous experience with Microsoft Project.

A fundamental competence, however, in operating Microsoft Windows is essential for this fast-paced course.

Course Dates


There are currently no dates scheduled. Please contact us today for future availability.



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