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

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

Event Description:

In this session we will discuss Assignments and Tracking in Microsoft Project. Please join us to find out the details behind these two elusive topics within Microsoft Project. Where are they hiding and how to make them work for you!

Sneak Peak (Pun) in Project
1. Definition of Assignment Units and Peak Units
2. What views in MS Project support seeing the Assignment Units and Peak Units values
3. What happens when you assign and change assignments, duration or work values

The Art of Tracking
1. Learn about Microsoft Project Baselines
2. Entering Actuals into Microsoft Project (Methods and Locations)
3. Comparing Actuals to Baseline

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this event, attendees will be able to explain the differences between Assignment and Peak Units and they will be able to explaing how to enter progress into Microsoft Project.

About the Presenters:

John Riopel has over 25 years of experience as a Program/Project Manager in government service and commercial industries implementing and managing internal, civil, commercial, and government projects. John’s technical background in Microsoft Project spans the entire evolution of the Microsoft Project toolset, with a deep understanding of how to apply these technology constructs and concepts to real-world project management challenges.

John is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Enterprise Project Management Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS), and serves on the Board of Directors for the Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) Boston Chapter. Learn more about at

Bonnie Biafore is the author of twenty-six books including Project 2010: The Missing Manual, Successful Project Management (award-winner in the 2012 STC International Competition), QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual (now Intuit’s Official Guide to QuickBooks), Your Project Management Coach, and more. She has recorded Project 2010 Essentials, Project Management Fundamentals, and Managing Small Projects for Her first novel, Fresh Squeezed, a comedic thriller with hit men and stupid criminals is now available in print and e-book. Learn more at

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