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Project 2013 Level 1

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The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient for the learner to be able to Use Microsoft Project 2013 to create a new project, enter and work with tasks and resources, create a schedule, and print effective project information.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  •  start Microsoft Project and identify how it works
  •  explain some of the key concepts associated with project management
  •  create a new project file in Microsoft Project
  •  enter tasks into a project file
  •  create relationships between tasks in a project
  •  add resources, including labour, materialsa, and equipment, to a project
  •  understand and use resource assignment calculations
  •  assign resources to tasks using a number of different methods
  •  print various aspects of a project


This course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft Project 2013. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment. Some knowledge of working with files and folders on a computer are necessary.


Scheduled classroom training (1 Day)


Getting To Know Project 2013

How Project 2013 Works

Starting Project In Windows 8

Understanding The Project Start Screen

The Project 2013 Screen

Project Operations

Using The Ribbon

Showing And Collapsing The Ribbon

Understanding The Backstage

The Project Work Area

Working With Views

Working With Split Screens

Understanding Sheet Views

Working With Tables

Gantt Chart View

Working With Gantt Charts

Understanding The QAT

Working With The QAT

Working With Project Files

Exiting From Project 2013

Project Management

Tasks And Resources

The Importance Of Planning

Understanding The Gantt Chart

Computers And Project management

Creating A New Project

Steps In Creating A Project

Understanding Your Project

Creating A New Project File

Calendar Options

Changing Calendar Options

Working With Calendars

Modifying The Standard Calendar

Entering Public Holidays

Creating A New Calendar

Setting Up Project Information

Entering File Properties

Creating Tasks

Understanding Tasks

Understanding Scheduling Icons

Our Case Study Tasks

Reviewing The Project Entering Tasks

Creating Summary Tasks Assignment

Creating Summary Tasks

Working In A Sheet View

Working With Summary Tasks

Working With Task Views

Examining Task Information

Understanding Task Durations

Entering Task Durations

Checking Progress

Entering Milestones


Understanding Task Dependencies

Creating Dependencies Automatically

Creating Dependencies In Task Entry

Creating Dependencies In Task Information

Creating Dependencies In A Sheet View

Fine Tuning A Schedule Using Dependencies

Auto Scheduling Tasks

Critical Path And Project Slack

Viewing The Critical Path

Examining Task Slack

Understanding Lag Time

Entering Lag Time

Understanding Lead Time

Entering Lead Time

Resourcing A Project

Understanding Resources

Entering Work Resources

Entering Material Resources

Entering Cost Resources

Assigning Calendars To Resources

Understanding Resource Availability

Adjusting Resource Availability

Changing The Unit Display

Resourcing Concepts

Resource Assignment Calculations

Task Types And Work Effort

Creating A Simple Assignment

Working With Fixed Unit Tasks

Working With Fixed Duration Tasks

Making Multiple Assignments

Adding Additional Resources

Adding More Of The Same Resource

More Resources In Multiple Assignments

Understanding Effort

Driven Scheduling

Working With Non Effort Driven Tasks

Working With Effort Driven Tasks

Resource Assignment Summary

Assigning Resources

Simple Resource Assignments

Assigning Part Time Resources

Understanding Work Contouring

Specifying Resource Usage

Contouring Work Hours

Assigning Specific Work Times

Work Times For Multiple Assignments

Problem Assignments

Assigning Resources In Task Information

Assigning Resources In A Sheet

Assigning Resources You Do Not Have

The Case Study Resources

Printing And Reporting

Printing A Gantt Chart

Printing Sheet Views

Printing Tasks For Resources

Printing Resources For Task

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