This course provides the delegate with an understanding of the first principles of project management planning techniques, and how to use Microsoft 2013, to construct their projects into manageable components.

This structure will provide valuable information to help the delegate to manage their projects more effectively and to become immediately productive on their return to the workplace.

Our Microsoft Project Core Essentials course is suitable for complete beginners to Microsoft Project who need to create and manage project plans and resources using Microsoft Project 'Standard' version 2013.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Navigate your way around Microsoft® Project
  • Create a new project in Microsoft® Project
  • Create dependencies between project tasks
  • Use project ribbons
  • Customise project interfaces

Day-to-day keyboard skills and an appreciation of other Microsoft tools, including Windows and you must have a fundamental knowledge of scope management and project management planning.

Explore the new features in Microsoft Project 2013

The Basics

  • Opening project
  • Using the welcome project
  • Creating a new project
  • Saving a project

Setting Up a Project

  • Entering project information
  • Setting working time
  • Entering tasks

Scheduling Work

  • Linking and unlinking tasks
  • Moving and deleting tasks

Managing Resources

  • Assigning resources to tasks
  • Removing and replacing resource assignments

Creating a Timeline

  • Showing and hiding the timeline
  • Managing timeline tasks

Managing Tasks

  • Creating recurring tasks
  • Updating task completion
  • Updating the project

Working with Constraints

  • Changing the task calendar
  • Creating constraints

Working with Data

  • Sorting data
  • Filtering data
  • Grouping data

Creating Reports

  • Creating a built-in report
  • Creating a report from scratch

The Finishing Touches

  • Viewing the entire project
  • Understand the ribbons

Personal Development

  • Review of your own project issues and concerns
  • Creating a personal action plan throughout the course