Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016 Training Course

Course Duration: 2 Days
Training Material: 
Contact Hours/ Personal Development Units (PDU’s)
Course Overview

This course aims to teaching students how to plan and control projects with and without resources up to an intermediate level using Microsoft Project 2013 or 2016.

Course Objectives

This course aim to teach participants:

  • The user interface and how to create projects

  • Scheduling projects without resources

  • Filters layouts, printing, baselines

  • Updating an un-resourced project

  • Creating and assigning roles and resources

  • Controlling projects with resources and costs

  • Tools and utilities


Students should be working in a project environment and understand how projects are planned and controlled. This includes knowledge of the following subjects:

  • Project Management processes

  • How to plan a project, including the development of a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Experience in the use of PCs and an understanding of the operating system

Target Group

The following people should consider attending this course:

  • Project Managers and Schedulers who wish to learn how to use the software to schedule and control projects

  • Programme Managers

  • Project Managers 

  • Project Control staff evaluating the software against their organizational requirements

Course Content

Day 1:​

  • Introduction

  • Navigation and Setting the Options

  • Creating Projects and Templates

  • Defining Calendars

  • Adding Tasks

  • Organizing Tasks Using Outlining

  • Formatting the Display

  • Adding Task Dependencies

  • Network Diagram View

  • Constraints

Day 2:​

  • Filters

  • Tables and Grouping Tasks

  • Views and Details

  • Printing and Reports

  • Tracking Progress

  • Creating Resources and Costs

  • Assigning Resources and Costs to Tasks

  • Resource Optimization

  • Updating Projects with Resources

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