Microsoft Project 2010 Scheduling Essentials

Certificate Series Directory


“Essentials” Series by Version:

Microsoft Project 2003/2007 Essentials
Microsoft Project 2010 Essentials
Microsoft Project 2010 Desktop Essentials
Microsoft Project Server 2010 Introduction
Microsoft Project 2013 & Project Online Essentials
The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Project
Microsoft® Project 2016 Essentials

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Reporting & Scheduling Series:

Microsoft Project 2010 Scheduling Essentials
Microsoft Project 2010/2013 Proactive Scheduling
Microsoft Project 2007/2010 Reporting Essentials
Microsoft Project 2010/2013 Reporting Essentials
Forecast Scheduling with Project 2013
Scheduling with Microsoft Project

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Other Series:

Managing Projects with SharePoint
Project Portfolio Management Essentials
Managing a Resource-Constrained Project
Project Online & Project Server 2013 Workflows
Beyond Macros – Customizing Microsoft Project for Non-Techies


Microsoft Project 2010 Scheduling Essentials

You’ve read the books, you’ve gone to class, and you’ve learned the techniques; but are you using the right approach to best manage a schedule, or do you just manage by the tips and tricks that you picked-up along the way?  PMI identifies the two primary project scheduling techniques as “Time-oriented scheduling” and “Resource-oriented scheduling”.  Do you know that the effectiveness of the way you set-up and manage a project depends primarily on the scheduling technique that best matches your project?

This is an in-depth, three-part series of sessions that do not teach just about the features, but rather they demonstrate how to use the right features to properly and easily schedule and track your project.  These sessions assume the audience has a solid working knowledge of Microsoft Project.

The course comprise of 3 sessions of 2 hours each. MPUG Certificate upon completion of series and opportunity for six hours PMI® PDU credit.

Learning Objectives:

  • The difference between scheduling approaches of “Time-oriented” vs. “Resource-oriented” scheduling
  • Match your scheduling techniques to the requirements of the project to manage
  • Match schedule tracking to organizational priorities (time, cost, scope)
  • Minimize the time spent on project maintenance by building a dynamic model of all project activities
  • Communicate project variances to committed deliverables


Larry Christofaro, PMP, MCITP (Full Profile Here)

Larry Christofaro is the president and Executive Consultant with EPM Solution Partners, with over 20 years of project management experience. Larry taught this series for our MPUG audience in Twin Cities with excellent results and reviews.  You can contact Larry at

Series Outline

Session 1:

Defining the founding principles of managing project schedules

  • Definition and usage of Time-oriented and Resource-oriented Scheduling
  • Overarching schedule best practice techniques

Session 2:

  • Understanding when to use Time-oriented Scheduling
  • Best practices for setting-up and tracking a Time-oriented project schedule
    • Defining tasks and assigning resources in a time-oriented schedule
    • Optimizing a time-oriented schedule
    • Proper tracking and reporting of progress in a time-oriented Schedule

Session 3:

  • Understanding when to use Resource-oriented Scheduling
  • Best practices for setting-up and tracking a Resource-oriented project schedule
    • Defining tasks and assigning resources in a resource-oriented schedule
    • Optimizing a resource-oriented schedule
    • Tracking progress and reporting of a resource-oriented schedule


If you are a member, you can log-in and watch each session using the following links:


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