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Introductory/Intermediate Microsoft Project 2013 training Introductory/Intermediate Microsoft Project 2013 Training Courses

We are now back doing full face-to-face training, but we are also happy to train remotely via Microsoft Teams or Zoom, if that is your preferred option. Contact us to discuss or see Online training for details of smaller time slots.

If you’re looking for really great Introductory/Intermediate Project 2013 Training you’re in the right place.

Companies large and small choose us – why? Your own tailored, Introductory/Intermediate Microsoft Project 2013 Training course, at your own premises at the same price as a standard course from elsewhere.

From building a simple Gantt Chart to resourcing a project, Microsoft Project is the ideal tool for project managers anywhere.

Microsoft Project 2013 has some really great new reporting features, allowing you to use inbuilt templates to create tables and charts, or start from scratch to build your own. From creating a task list to tracking work on a project, your Microsoft Project training course will take you through all the necessary steps. We can help you create your own plan for a project you are working on at the moment, or an upcoming project.

The JMD Training difference is clear:

  • We come to you – your Introductory/Intermediate Microsoft Project 2013 Training will be given on your site
  • You get to keep the manuals – Introductory/Intermediate Project 2013 training manuals are provided as PDFs
  • We can train using your own Microsoft Project plans
  • There will only be people from your company on your course
  • We offer a money-back guarantee if any delegates are not completely satisfied
  • The training date is around you, not us!
  • Our prices are astounding
  • We can assess all learners in advance for free
  • Our courses are never cancelled

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Course Type Cost per day
1 to 1 training £345
2 to 4 delegates £525
5 to 8 delegates £745

Prices are PER DAY, and NOT per-person! E.g. if there’s 5 people on the course, you pay £745. All prices exclude VAT.

Provisional course outlines

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Companies who have benefitted from our Introductory Project 2013 training include

Our Microsoft Project training courses London, are also offered in Richmond, Twickenham, Hounslow, Brentford, Putney, Wimbledon, Staines, Egham, Feltham, Croydon, Reading, Bracknell, Leatherhead, Reigate, Redhill, Dorking, Esher, Ascot, Uxbridge, Farnham, High Wycombe, Crawley, Sutton, St Albans, Watford, Fulham and Surbiton.We train Microsoft Project within Surrey, the Home Counties and M25 corridor. We have Microsoft Project trainers in Richmond, Twickenham, Lightwater, Central London, New Barnet, Ilford, St Albans, Crowthorne, Basingstoke, Wembley, Nottingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Watford and Littlehampton, so if you are within 30 miles of any of these locations, we won’t charge trainer travel costs. We can still provide Microsoft Project training courses outside these areas. If we travel further, we would charge the travel expenses of the Project trainer.


Aims of the Introductory/Intermediate Project 2013 course

This course aims to give delegates a practical understanding of the ways in which Microsoft Project 2013 can help them in project management tasks.

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to create a project plan using Microsoft Project 2013, and check the progress of a project. They will be able to:

  • Create a task schedule
  • Link the tasks in the schedule
  • Understand the critical path
  • Assign resources to tasks
  • Add costs to tasks and resources
  • Create and modify task and resource calendars
  • Analyse and manage overallocations of resources
  • Track progress
  • Use views, tables, filters and reports
  • Pool resources

The course is of two days’ duration.

How the course is run

This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.


Familiarity with the Windows environment.

Introduction to Project

  • Projects and Project Management
  • What is Microsoft Project?
  • The Stages of a Project
  • Opening Microsoft Project

The Screen Layout and Basic Editing

  • The MS Project 2013 Window
  • The Ribbons
  • The Entry Bar
  • The Status Bar
  • Shortcut Menus
  • The Information Bar
  • Getting Help
  • Planning Templates and Wizards
  • Organiser
  • Task Views
  • Resource Views

Creating a Project

  • The Project Information Dialog Box
  • File Properties
  • Calendars
  • Saving a Project
  • Exiting a Project


  • Entering Tasks
  • Task Duration
  • Creating Recurring Tasks
  • Inserting New Tasks into the Schedule
  • Moving Tasks within the Schedule
  • Deleting a Task from the Schedule
  • Creating an Outline for the Schedule
  • Using the Task Information Dialog Box
  • Types of Task Relationships
  • Specifying Leads and Lags
  • Creating Task Relationships
  • Adding Lag or Lead Time to a Relationship
  • Removing Task Relationships
  • Editing Task Relationships
  • Task Constraints

The Critical Path

  • Defining a Critical Path
  • Slack
  • Customising the Gantt Chart

Views, Tables and Filters

  • Using Built In Views
  • Applying Filters to Views
  • Varying the Information in Sheet or Form View

Assigning Resources

  • What are Resources?
  • How Resources are used within Microsoft Project
  • Creating a Resource List
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Removing Resources from Tasks
  • Calculating Task Duration
  • Reassigning Resources
  • Adding New Resources

Adding Costs to Tasks and Resources

  • Resource Rates
  • Controlling Accrued
  • Adding Fixed Costs


  • Changing the Working Time
  • Task Calendars
  • Resource Calendars

Resource Leveling

  • Analysing and Managing Overallocations
  • The Project Leveler
  • Using Overtime

Tracking Progress

  • Saving the Baseline
  • The Tracking Toolbar
  • Updating Tasks and Projects
  • Analysing Change


  • Print Preview
  • Page Setup
  • Report Gallery
  • Creating and Using Visual Reports

Resource Pooling

  • Consolidating Subprojects
  • Linking Tasks without Consolidating
  • Resource Sharing

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