Man Hours and Cost Tracking Using Microsoft Project

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Event Description:

Microsoft Project is a great tool for project schedule planning and tracking.  Where it stands out among many of its peers is in the ability to perform detailed man hour and cost tracking.  In this session we will explore man hour and cost tracking by looking at related schedule options and settings, resource settings and task assignment tracking within the desktop application. Finally, we will explore a set of out of the box views and reports that aid in visualizing man hour and costs over the life of the project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the options and elements utilized for man hour and cost planning and tracking.
  • Explore the schedule elements that contribute to man hour and cost planning and tracking.
  • Overview the tracking techniques for task resource assignments that contribute to man hour and cost planning and tracking.
  • Explore the views and reports available for man hour and cost planning and tracking.

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Written by Mike Agnello
Michael (“Mike”) Agnello, PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP, MCP is a Project Management consultant with Edwards Performance Solutions specializing in custom solution development around Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server.   Mike began his career in 1989 developing test program solutions for military fire control systems, he quickly became an engineering lead transitioning his programming and troubleshooting skills from electronics to project management. Drawing from an extensive background working with defense contractors with emphasis on Earned Value management, Mike has developed practical solutions using Microsoft Project to track Earned Value Management metrics.   Mike has worked with several clients in the Maryland and DC area tailoring project desktop and project server to meet their needs while providing practical advice on a variety of Project Management topics.  Mike can be contacted by phone via e-mail at
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