Course information

The goal of this online instructor-led course is to provide project managers or project schedulers the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively to create, update & maintain projects using Microsoft Project Professional 2010 in a Project Server environment. Project Managers are taught how to create project plans and publish the plans to the server environment enabling them to collaborate with Team Members using Project Web App (PWA) and maintain their project documents, issues, risks and track key deliverables within Project Server.

This remote course is conducted by a live instructor who will walk through the steps on how to use Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 using an online remote environment and give the students opportunity to ask questions. If students have MS Project 2010 and a Project Server 2010 environment to connect to, they can follow the steps on their own as the content is being delivered. A practice exercise will be distributed at the end of the first two sessions providing an opportunity for practice. There will be a review questions on the previous days content to help the instructor determine what topics should be reviewed before introducing new content. Participants will also receive a quick reference guide for the step by step instructions.

  • Day one

Getting started with Project 2010

Microsoft project server environment

Connecting to project server with Microsoft project

Working with the Project 2010 interface

Working with views

Creating a schedule from a template

Changing project information

User controlled scheduling

Outlining tasks

Editing task detail

Adding tasks to the timeline

Displaying the project summary task

Saving and a Publishing project


Creating a detailed project schedule

Opening enterprise projects

Checking in a project

Understanding task types

Effort driven setting

Setting task dependencies

Using constraints and deadlines

Using the task inspector

Understanding critical path

Understanding baseline variances

Setting and resetting baselines

  • Day two

Managing resources

Understanding resource types

Adding local work resources

Working with cost resources

Adding enterprise resources to a team

Assigning resources

Viewing resource assignments

Viewing resource workloads graphically

Working with the team planner

Publishing resource assignments


Working on Projects in PWA

Accessing and Navigating PWA

Initiating a project from PWA

Editing a project in PWA

Adding team resources in PWA

Assigning resources to tasks

Opening an existing project from PWA

Opening the Project Site

Adding and Editing Issues

Adding and Editing Risks

Uploading Documents

  •  Day Three
  • Updating Tasks within PWAUpdating task assignments from PWA

    Changing the task view in PWA

    Filtering and grouping tasks

    Reporting task progress from PWA

    Removing tasks from PWA

    Adding a task or assignment in PWA

    Reassigning work from PWA

    Opening the timesheet

    Adding administrative tasks

    Adding tasks to the timesheet

    Posting timesheet hours

    Recalling and deleting a timesheet


    Managing updates

    Accepting task updates

    View updates from project

    Understanding the impact of updates

    Inactivate a task

    Viewing progress on assignments

    Replacing resource assignments

    Viewing schedule changes

Courses schedule