Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.

Presentation Description

The Task Type option in Microsoft Project 2010 is often a confusing topic for many users of the software. In the final presentation of the four-part “Digging Deeper” series of MPUG webinars, the “Learning More about Task Types” presentation will help you to understand the purpose of the Task Type setting, and understand the behavior of this setting as we create and manage our project schedules. This presentation will include the following topics:

  • Understanding the Purpose of Task Type
  • Specifying a Task Type Value
  • Changing the Default Task Type Setting for New Tasks
  • Changing the Task Type Setting for Multiple Tasks
  • Recommendations for Using Each Task Type
  • Using Fixed Units Tasks
  • Using Fixed Work Tasks
  • Using Fixed Duration Tasks
  • Understanding the Behavior of Task Types
  • Understanding How Programming Biases Affect Task Types
  • How Task Types Interact with Remaining Work Adjustments
  • How Task Types Interact with Actual Finish Dates

Presenter Bio

Dale Howard has been a Microsoft Project MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 2004 and is currently one of only 57 Microsoft Project MVPs in the entire world. He is the co-author of 17 books on Microsoft Project and Project Server. Dale’s passion is helping project managers to more effectively use the software in very practical ways. His engaging and lively presentation style makes Dale a much sought-after presenter.


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