This book is designed for users of earlier versions to upgrade their skills and for new planners to learn the software. It starts with the basics required to create a schedule, through resource planning and on to the more advanced features. Microsoft® Project 2013 is an extensive interface update from Microsoft® Project 2010 and as a result has required a significant rewrite of the author’s previous book. This book is aimed at showing project management professionals how to use the software in a project environment. This publication was written so it may be used as: • A training manual, or • A self-teach book, or • A user guide. The book stays focused on the information required to create and update a schedule with or without resources using Microsoft® Project 2013 by: • Concentrating on the core functions required to plan and control a project. • Keeping the information relevant to each topic in the appropriate chapter. • Providing a quick reference at the start of each chapter listing the chapter topics. • Providing a comprehensive index of all topics. The book is aimed at: • Project managers and schedulers who wish learn the software, however are unable to attend a training course, or require a reference book. • Project management companies in industries such as building, construction, oil & gas, software development, government and defence who wish to run their own software training courses or provide their employees a good practical guide to using the software. • Training organizations who require a training manual to run their own courses.