Microsoft Project 2013 Advanced Training Course Outline

Audience: This course is aimed at Project 2013 users wishing to further their project skills. Some experience in working with Microsoft Project and creating a basic project plan is required

We are happy to arrange for a trainer to contact you to help tailor you course.

Course Duration: 1 day.

Course Availability: Monday – Saturday

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses, 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and office migrations.


Course Location: This Microsoft Project 2013 advanced training course can be delivered either at our London training venue or at your offices. 

Tailored Course Content: Course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.

At Course Completion

On completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and resolve over-allocations
  • Creating a Project Baseline
  • Understand the uses of Resource Pools
  • Create Multiple Projects
  • Track a Project using the Tracking Gantt view
  • Create & Modify Tables
  • Creating calculated fields
  • Applying project filters
  • Displaying Reports
  • Templates
  • Team Planner

Module 1: Resource Techniques

  • What are over-allocations
  • Identifying over-allocated tasks
  • Task inspector
  • Viewing resource assignments and finding over-allocations
  • Viewing the project critical path
  • Resource levelling explained
  • leveling options
  • Applying levelling
  • Uses of the Leveling Gantt
  • Applying the leveling Gantt
  • Clear Leveling

Module 2: Baselines

  • Why save a baseline
  • Saving the baseline
  • Removing a baseline
  • Revising the baseline
  • Adding new tasks to an existing baseline
  • Multiple baselines

Module 3: Multiple Project Plans

  • Why use multiple project plans
  • Creating a resource pool
  • Setting Project and task priorities
  • Creating consolidated projects
  • Linking tasks across projects of a consolidated project
  • Leveling consolidated projects
  • Saving project workspaces

Module 4: Tracking a Project Plan

  • What is tracking?
  • Tracking Gantt view
  • Updating the project schedule
  • Working with actuals
  • Comparing the actuals and planned progress of a project
  • Inactive tasks
  • Additional project tracking options

Module 5: Additional Table Topics

  • Displaying additional project tables
  • Modifying table fields
  • Working with custom fields
  • Creating a calculation
  • Working with graphical indicators
  • Creating addition tables

Module 6: Project Filters

  • Why use project filters
  • Using the standard project filters
  • Creating custom filters

Module 7: Reporting the Plan

  • Introduction to project reports
  • Displaying reports
  • Creating custom reports
  • Applying filters to reports

Module 8: Global Template

  • Benefits of using Global Template
  • Uses of the organiser
  • Guidelines of the organiser
  • Adding custom tables, filters and reports to the global template using the organiser
  • Deleting tables, filters and Reports from the global template using the organiser

Module 9: Additional Project Views

  • Calendar
  • Network diagram
  • Task Usage
  • Resource usage
  • Timeline
  • Team Planne