MS Project 2010

The course will help Project Managers and other professionals gain experience scheduling, estimating, coordinating, controlling, budgeting, and staffing of projects and supporting other users of MS Office Project 2010.


The course validates the skills of project managers who use Microsoft Office Project 2010 to formulate effective and successful project plans and to manage projects effectively.

Course Benefits

Microsoft Project is a software application sold by Microsoft that provides project management tools to manage projects. The program, which has many different versions, allows users to:

  • Understand and control project schedules and finances
  • Communicate and present project information
  • Organize work and people to make sure that projects are completed on schedule

Course Structure


  • Introducing Project
  • the Backstage: Managing Files and Setting Options
  • The Ribbon and Tabs: Finding the Features You Want
  • Views: Working with Schedule Details the Way You Want
  • Creating a New Project Plan
  • Entering Task Names
  • Entering Durations
  • Entering a Milestone
  • Organizing Tasks into Phases
  • Linking Tasks
  • Switching Task Scheduling from Manual to Automatic
  • Setting Nonworking Days
  • Checking the Plan’s Duration
  • Documenting Tasks and the Project Plan
  • Setting Up Work Resources
  • Entering Resource Capacity
  • Entering Resources Pay Rates
  • Adjusting Working Time for Individual Resources
  • Setting Up Cost Resources
  • Documenting Resources
  • Assigning Work Resources to Tasks
  • Controlling Work When Adding or Removing Resource Assignments
  • Assigning Cost Resources to Tasks
  • Customizing the Gantt Chart View
  • Customizing the Timeline View
  • Drawing on a Gantt Chart
  • Copying and Printing Views
  • Customizing and Printing Reoprts
  • Saving a Project Baseline
  • Tracking a Project as Scheduled
  • Entering a Task’s Completion Percentage
  • Entering Actual Values for Tasks
  • Key Points Advanced Scheduling

  • Adjusting Task Relationships
  • Setting Task Constraints
  • Interrupting Work on a Task
  • Adjusting Working Time for Individual Tasks
  • Changing Task Types
  • Entering Deadline Dates and Fixed Costs
  • Setting Up a Recurring Task
  • Viewing the Project’s Critical Path
  • Scheduling Summary Tasks Manually
  • Inactivating Tasks
  • Setting Up Resource Availability to Apply at Different Ties
  • Entering Multiple Pay Rates for a Resource
  • Setting Up Pay Rates to Apply at Different Times
  • Setting Up Material Resources
  • Delaying the Start of Assignments
  • Applying Contours and Different Cost Rates to Assignments
  • Assigning Material Resources to Tasks
  • Viewing Resource Capacity
  • Adjusting Assignments in the Team Planner View
  • Examining Resource Allocations Over Time
  • Resolving Resource Overallocations Manually
  • Levelling Overallocated Resources
  • Checking the Project’s Cost and Finish Date
  • Sorting, Grouping and Filtering Project Details
  • Customizing Tables and Views
  • Updating a Baseline
  • Tracking Actual and Remaining Values for Tasks and Assignments
  • Rescheduling Incomplete Work
  • Key Points

  • Identifying Tasks That Have Slipped
  • Examining Task and Resource Costs
  • Reporting Project Cost Variance with a Stoplight View
  • Troubleshooting Time, Schedule, Cost, Resource and Scope-of-Work Problems
  • Formatting a Gantt Chart View, Timeline View, Network Diagram View and Calendar View
  • Printing Views: Advanced Options
  • Printing Reports: Advanced Options
  • Sharing Custom Elements Between Project Plans
  • Recording and Editing Macros
  • Customizing the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Copying Project Data to Other Programs
  • Opening and Saving Other File Formats in Project
  • Generating Visual Reports with Excel and Visio
  • Guided Tour: Synchronizing Task Lists Between Project and SharePoint (Project Professional only)
  • Creating a Resource Pool
  • Viewing Assignment Details in a Resource Pool
  • Updating Assignments in a Sharer Plan
  • Updating a Resource’s Information in a Resource Pool
  • Updating All Plan’s Working Times in a Resource Pool
  • Linking New Project Plans to a Resource Pool
  • Opening a Sharer Plan and Updating a Resource Pool
  • Consolidating Project Plans
  • Creating Dependencies Between Projects

Entry Requirements


Candidates applying for this course must have:

  • Familiarity with basic project management tasks
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Project 2003, Microsoft Office Project 2007, or other project management applications

Those with Project 2003 and Project 2007 must complete Course 4697: Introduction to the New Microsoft® Office Fluent™ User Interface before taking this course.

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