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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 lchristofaro@epmsolutionpartners.com

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: