About this course

Course type Performance Plus
Course code QAPR13P2
Duration 2 Days

This course is designed to integrate the use of Microsoft Project 2013 as the software tool for the planning, tracking and reporting for projects that are controlled using a PRINCE2 based methodology. It is suitable for delegates who are either PRINCE2 qualified or are required to work in a PRINCE2 environment.


  • Delegates should have some practical experience of using Microsoft Project 2013

  • Delegates should be familiar with Prince2 terminology and processes and themes

  • This course is not an introduction to Microsoft Project 2013 nor to Prince2

Delegates will learn how to

  • Set Project Timelines

  • Create Prince2 Summary Stages in Microsoft Project

  • Add Work Packages, Resources and Estimates

  • Schedule a Microsoft Project plan

  • Add Control Points

  • Identify the Critical Path

  • Baseline a Microsoft Project plan

  • Track a plan both in Tolerance and in Exception

  • Report against the plan

  • Close the Project


Module 1: Setting Project Timelines and Summary Stages

  • Overview of Microsoft Project Calendars
  • Creating a Project Calendar
  • Scheduling the Microsoft Project Plan
  • Creating a Prince2 Structure in Microsoft Project

Module 2: Add Work Packages and Appropriate Resources to the Stage Plan

  • Adding Work Packages
  • Outlining the Plan
  • Referencing External Relationships in Microsoft Project
  • Estimating and Adding Task Durations
  • Estimating and Adding Task Based Costs
  • Estimating Resource Requirements

Module 3: Scheduling, Control Points, Critical Paths and Baselines

  • Sequencing the Plan
  • Task Relationships
  • Add Control Points or Milestones
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Introduction to Standard Reports
  • Work with Resource Availability and Assignments
  • Effort Driven Scheduling
  • Resolving Resource Overallocation
  • Resource Pools
  • Baseline the Microsoft Stage Plan & Project Plan

Module 4: Controlling a Stage within Tolerance

  • Overview of Tracking and Reporting in Microsoft Project
  • Entering Actuals within Tolerance
  • Updating Actuals
  • Progress Reports and Reports in Microsoft Project
  • Using Visual Reports

Module 5: Controlling a Stage in Exception

  • Entering Actuals in Exception
  • Microsoft Project Exception Views and Reports

Module 6: Closing a Project

  • Entering Remaining Actuals
  • Breaking Links to External References
  • Microsoft Project Closure Reports

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