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Managing Projects with Microsoft® Project 2010

Advisicon, Inc.

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Managing Projects with Microsoft® Project 2010

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14 PDUs available for this course

Course Description

Quit doing all manual work in Excel! Come learn to use a dynamic, resource driven reporting tool from industry experts. This course is designed to help you manage and master MS Project from simple task management to Program and Portfolio management. Learn how to create and maintain easily dynamic schedules, and address resource demand and capacity, over and under allocations all with visual reporting and proven techniques by 20+ year industry veterans. This course trains participants how to plan, forecast, build, and manage project tasks and resources and to combine issues, risks, deliverables and dashboards in one central tool.

Laptops will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own.

Learning Objectives

  • Create, manage, and update effective project schedules
  • Create and manage resources, resource pools and assignments
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of working with Microsoft® Project Professional
  • Create useful views for tracking, dashboards, printing, task usage, etc.
  • Formatting tricks for automating critical path tracking
  • Use reporting functions more effectively

Included Materials

Those who enroll in Advisicon’s Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 will receive a proprietary book written by Project MVPs and MCTSs, combining over 50 years of industry experience. This course manual outlines the best uses for Microsoft Project Desktop for use in project management scheduling and progress tracking.

Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 book

Who should take this course?

Project managers, project team members, project schedulers… and anyone who has used Microsoft Project Professional and had a hard time getting it to do what they wanted!

Course Instructors & Accreditation

Advisicon is a Project Management Institute (PMI) Registered Education Provider (REP) and an accredited Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This course will be taught by an experienced Advisicon instructor, all of whom are industry experts in the field of project management and Microsoft Project. Read more about the Advisicon instructors.

Microsoft MVP trainer professional teacher instructorMicrosoft Gold Silver Teacher Instructor  PMI REP Registered Education Provider Project Management Institute

Course Outline

  • Effective Use of Microsoft Project
    • MS Project Overview
    • Avoiding the pitfalls of working with MS Project
    • Creating project schedules, segments, milestones
    • Creating task relationships & dependencies
    • Setting task constraints and outlining
  • Managing and Tracking of Projects
    • Utilizing scheduling methods to shorten the critical path of a project
    • Utilizing MS Project Tools and Views to resolve resource conflicts
    • Advanced resource scheduling techniques
    • Managing costs, tracking baselines
    • Tracking completion of actual work between tasks and resources
    • Applying resource contours for forecasting and analyzing resource availability
    • Managing and viewing planned and actual durations, costs and schedules
  • Applying Resources and Calendars
    • Creating and utilizing resource pools
    • Applying layers of calendars
    • Utilizing project views
    • Formatting schedule layouts
    • Utilizing project reports
    • Understanding printing
  • Working with External Data & ApplicationsCustomizing for Better Management Results
    • Linking data between applications
    • Importing & exporting data
    • Hyperlinking and web pages
    • Utilizing business analysis templates
    • Using filters, tables, details and groups
    • Creating views, filters, tables, and groups
    • MS Project scheduling methodologies
    • Utilizing effort‐driven scheduling


We provide a hands-on project simulation exercise where the participants can have actual tactical experience creating a schedule, linking tasks, creating custom views, along with best practice knowledge transfer on topics such as critical path methodology, project tracking, and Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Participants will also walk away with an understanding of how the schedule engine within Microsoft Project functions and will no longer need to ‘game’ the software, but can now let the software work for them.

MS Project 2010

Have questions about Managing Projects with Microsoft® Project 2010? Contact Advisicon, Inc.


Advisicon Training Headquarters
5411 NE 107th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98662

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Who We Are

Advisicon is a Project, Program & Portfolio Management Company. We transform your organization's project management with a mix of methodology and technology that delivers results. Our team specializes in technology implementations, application and workflow development, training and consulting.


We are authors, teachers, consultants and technologists who are passionate about helping your organization learn, scale and grow.


As a Gold Microsoft PPM partner and certified by PMI, we take pride in our accomplishments and customer relationships. We work hard to deliver an experience you won’t have anywhere else. We are invested in your success and are here to support you before, during, and after the job is done.


We understand your time is valuable and strive to keep each training dynamic, relevant and interactive. We offer three consumable avenues for our trainings:

  • Online
  • In person at our local Training Center
  • On-site at your office


Visit our website to view our case studies and learn more about how we can assist you at www.advisicon.com.


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