Microsoft Project 2010 Training for Project Managers

Group Training | 2 Days

Get the essential skills needed to effectively use the powerful functionality of the Microsoft Project scheduling engine every day by attending our Microsoft Project 2010 Training for Project Managers. You’ll learn how to build and manage project schedules in an interactive environment, quickly mastering the best practices that will optimize your use of Microsoft Project 2010. Coursework will begin with an overview of the Project interface, then we’ll dive into the steps required to build and execute a successful project schedule: project definition, task, resource and assignment planning, schedule planning, and more.

Since this is the 2 day version of our Microsoft Project 2010 Training additional time will be spent covering advanced techniques, such as fine-tuning task scheduling and fine-tuning resource and assignment data. Both of which will provide more control over scheduling and assignments, the latter of which will look at manually contouring assignments and the use of material resources. Also covered will be fine-tuning the project plan to examine and resolve resource allocations and reviewing the plan’s cost and finish date. Finally, detailed techniques for tracking progress will be reviewed as well; including updating baselines, the tracking of actual and remaining work, and tracking timephased actual work for assignments.

This course is specifically designed to instruct you on the use of the technology, as well as best-practice schedule development.

After attending this Microsoft Project 2010 Training course, you’ll understand the processes of project scheduling and control, resource and task planning, project execution and be able to implement those processes in Microsoft Project 2010. The course includes both lecture and hands-on exercises.

Target Audience
project managers, schedulers and other individuals that need to create, maintain, and track project schedules in Microsoft Project.

Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and basic project management principles helpful.

Provided with the Course
Training manual and quick reference guide.


Project Management Institute
Integent LLC is a Global Registered education provider with the Project Management Institute, and this course provides 16 PDUs.

What You’ll Learn

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A guided tour of Project

  • Introducing Project
  • The backstage view: Managing files and settings options
  • The ribbon and tabs: Finding the features you want
  • Views: Working with schedule details the way you want
  • Key points

Creating a Task List

  • Create a project plan
  • Entering Task Names
  • Enter task durations
  • Enter a milestone task
  • Organizing tasks into phases
  • linking Tasks
  • Switch task scheduling from manual to automatic
  • Set Nonworking days
  • Check the plans duration
  • Document task information with notes and hyperlinks
  • Key points

Set up resources

  • Setting up work resources
  • Entering resource capacity
  • Enter resource pay rates
  • Adjust working time for individual resources
  • Set up cost resources
  • Document resources
  • Key points

Assign resources to tasks

  • Assign work resources to tasks
  • Controlling work when adding or removing resource assignments
  • Assigning cost resources to tasks
  • Key points

Format and share your plan

  • Customize a Gantt Chart view
  • Customize a timeline view
  • Drawing on a Gantt Chart
  • Copy views and reports
  • Print views and reports
  • Customizing and printing reports
  • Key points

Track Progress on Tasks

  • Save a baseline of your plan
  • Track a plan as scheduled
  • Enter a task’s completion percentage
  • Enter actual values for tasks
  • Key points

Fine-Tuning Task Details

  • Adjusting task relationships
  • Setting task constraints
  • Interrupting work on a task
  • Adjusting working time for individual tasks
  • Changing task types
  • Entering deadline dates
  • Entering fixed costs
  • Setting up a recurring task
  • Viewing the projects critical path
  • Scheduling summary tasks manually
  • Inactivating tasks
  • Key points

Fine-tuning resource details

  • Setting up resource availability to apply at different times
  • Entering multiple pay rates for a resources
  • Setting up resource pay rates to apply at different times
  • Settings up material resources
  • Key points

Fine-Tuning Assignment Details

  • Delaying the start of assignments
  • Applying contours to assignments
  • Applying different pay rates to assignments
  • Assignments material resources to tasks
  • Viewing resource capacity
  • Adjusting assignments in the Team Planner view
  • Key points