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Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Importance of Microsoft Project to Support Project Management

This seven minute lesson eases you into the training by teaching the benefits of scheduling software for managing projects and the differences between the three desktop versions of Microsoft Project.

Duration: 00:07:48  File Size: 24 MB


Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Setup of MS Project for the Best and Fastest Ease of Use

Watch this lesson and you will learn how to:

  • Configure recommended Project Options in Backstage view
  • Use Ribbon tabs, differentiate the File tab from all other tabs, and use features to quickly find information
  • Turn on Key Tips and use recommended keyboard shortcuts
  • Quickly add columns and apply pre-built filters to Gantt Chart view

Runtime: 23 minutes

Duration: 00:23:02  File Size: 154 MB


Lesson 3

Lesson 3: Navigation and Best Practices Using Project's Ribbon Interface

Watch this lesson and you will learn how to:

  • Describe the purpose of elements on the Ribbon including Backstage view, groups, and dialog box launchers
  • Identify and use context sensitive tabs in views
  • Customize the elements on the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon
  • Turn on/off dual pane views and how to change information displayed within each pane

Runtime: 17 minutes

Duration: 00:17:40  File Size: 94 MB


Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Overview of Popular Features of Project 2013 and Their Importance to the PM Community of P

Watch this lesson and you will learn how to:

  • Switch a task between manual and auto-scheduled and explain the impact of doing that
  • Display driving predecessors and driving successors along the task path
  • Use the Task Inspector to troubleshoot and solve scheduling and resource conflicts
  • Create a high-level timeline view with summary and milestone tasks
  • Inactivate or activate a group of tasks and learn the impact to task dependencies
  • Display Team Planner view, analyze task assignments by resource and change task assignments

Runtime: 15 minutes

Duration: 00:22:45  File Size: 168 MB


Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Creating and Starting Projects from Scratch or with Templates

Watch this lesson and you will learn how to:

  • Access and apply schedule templates to new projects, and access the Get Started wizard
  • Enter public holidays into the Standard calendar and explore calendar options
  • Set the schedule to calculate a project finish date or project start date

Runtime: 17 minutes

Duration: 00:17:49  File Size: 95 MB


Lesson 6

Lesson 6: Best Practices in Building a Dynamic Schedule

Watch this lesson and you will learn how to:

  • Enter and organize a task list into a multi-level outline using shortcut features
  • Create task dependencies by linking tasks and incorporate lag or lead time to fine-tune links
  • Create a deadline and a constraint and learn how to avoid actions which cause accidental constraints
  • Move the overall project timeline incorporating an option to shift deadlines
  • Runtime: 32 minutes

    Duration: 00:32:51  File Size: 218 MB


Lesson 7

Lesson 7: How to Work with Resources and Resource Assignments

Watch this lesson and you will learn how to:

  • Enter resources into a resource pool
  • Assign resources to tasks using multiple methods
  • Choose and set Fixed Duration, Effort Driven and Fixed Work task type options
  • Identify and solve resource overallocations

Runtime: 31 minutes

Duration: 00:31:26  File Size: 165 MB


Lesson 8

Lesson 8: Best Practices in Managing and Progressing Schedules

Watch this lesson and you’ll learn:

  • How to choose a tracking approach which may include planning for Earned Value analysis
  • How to set a baseline and explain the impact of doing that
  • How to track progress at the task level using a variety of built-in features

Runtime: 25 minutes

Duration: 00:25:13  File Size: 169 MB


Lesson 9

Lesson 9: Formatting and Presenting Project Information to Stakeholders with Views and Reporting Opt

Watch this lesson and you will learn how to:

  • Use Gantt Chart formatting shortcuts to quickly apply global schedule enhancements
  • Apply filters, highlight filters, and groups to tailor a view
  • Display the critical path through automated marking of tasks that drive the schedule finish date
  • Create Visual Reports and Dashboards to communicate with others

Runtime: 23 minutes

Duration: 00:23:12  File Size: 148 MB


  • Copyright 2014
  • Dimensions: 5-23/64" x 7-21/32"
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5054-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5054-9

Microsoft Project 2013 LiveLessons (Video Training)

3.5 Hours of Video Instruction

Learn everything you need to know in order to plan projects and collaborate with others from virtually anywhere!

• Start-to-finish personal training on Project 2013: just watch and learn!
• Simple, quick video walkthroughs of the tasks you perform most often!
• Great personalized training at a fraction of the cost...for everyone who doesn't have time to read a book!

These video lessons will ensure that you can harness the power of Project faster and more easily than ever before! In nine thorough parts, Project 2013 LiveLessons shows you how to easily and efficiently create and maintain projects from scratch or with templates. The expert instructor simplifies powerful features and tools so you can truly harness the power built into Project! Just watch: You’ll master high-powered skills at your own pace–and get specific answers and solutions immediately, whenever you need them! For anyone who wants to master Microsoft Project 2013 fast!

1. Introduction to the Importance of MS Project to support Project, Program and Portfolio Management
2. Setup of the MS Project for the best and fastest ease of use
3. Navigation & Best Practices using Projects Ribbon Interface
4. Overview of new features of Project 2013 and their importance to the PM community of Practice
5. Creating and Starting Projects from Scratch or with Templates
6. Best Practices in Building a Dynamic Schedule
7. Best Practices in Managing & Progressing Schedules
8. Understanding how to Work with Resources and Resource Assignments and Scheduling
9. Formatting and Presenting Project Information to Stakeholders with Views and Reporting options

All of the lessons offer practical examples that will help you to benefit from what you are learning. You can easily take what you learn and implement it immediately in your real-life projects!

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Cindy Lewis is a project management consultant, trainer, and author with over 20 years’ experience. As a Senior Project Advisor & Director of Knowledge Management at Advisicon, a Gold Partner, she is currently specializing in helping companies improve their PM maturity through application of PM methods and Project/Project Server/Project Online. Her specialty is implementing customer business processes into configured solutions. Cindy has numerous credentials in the field of project management - PMP, PMI-SP, MOS, MS, MCTS, MCT and MVP. She was awarded for her second consecutive year the Most Valuable Professional in Project this fall. Priding herself on her technical ability, she passed both Project 2013 exams within the first two weeks they were released. Cindy has worked with Microsoft as a Subject Matter Expert to assist with Project/Project Server exam development for all versions including 2013. Cindy has extensive customer experience. This experience translates into providing her customers with creative solutions that deliver excellent results. In addition, Cindy serves as the Director of Public Relations for the Western Michigan Chapter of PMI (WMPMI) and has over 10 years of volunteer service to this chapter and has held numerous board positions throughout this time. She is known for starting the first international study group for the PMI-Scheduling Professional (SP) certification in addition to developing and teaching the second world-wide delivery of a prep course for this credential. Cindy is a regular speaker at professional events including the Microsoft Project Conference and PMI chapters around Michigan.

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