George Mason University, Volgenau School of Engineering

TAIT 0804: Microsoft Project 2010


Microsoft Project 2010

Extensive hands-on exercises provide you with practical experience using Microsoft Project, including:

  • Customizing the user interface
  • Creating project plans and templates
  • Defining activities, costs, risks and overall project scope
  • Assigning resources and resolving conflicts and over-allocations
  • Optimizing and fine-tuning project plans to finish on time
  • Tracking and recording project progress and responding to updates
  • Gauging project performance and identifying trends and problem areas
  • Placing tasks and projects back on schedule
  • Creating reports

Audience and Prerequisites

This course is valuable for everyone using Microsoft Project 2010 to plan, manage and control a project. Familiarity with project terminology such as tasks, resources and critical path is helpful.

For professionals who want a good overall understanding of the application of project management methodology using MS Project to manage projects, see our PMI Methodology Integration with Microsoft Project 2007 course


Course Outline Detail

Initializing Project 2010
• Create a new project
• Create and maintain calendars
• Create custom fields
• Customize option settings

Creating a Task-Based Schedule
• Set up project information
• Create and modify a project task structure
• Build a logical schedule model
• Create a user-controlled schedule
• Manage multiple projects

Managing Resources and Assignments
• Enter and edit resource information
• Apply task types and scheduling calculation
• Assign resources
• Edit assignments
• Manage resource allocation
• Manage resource allocations by using Team Planner
• Model project costs

Tracking and Analyzing a Project
• Set and maintain baselines
• Update actual progress
• Compare progress against a baseline
• Resolve potential schedule problems by using the Task Inspector
• Display Critical Path information

Communicating Project Information
• Apply views
• Customize views
• Format views
• Share data with external sources
• Print schedules and reports


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1.6 CEUs
16 Hours
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The Volgenau School of IT&E
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  Fairfax, VA 22030

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