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:

This session introduces the user to resources, what they are, and how to set them up in order obtain the full value from MS Project, in order to produce a fully costed and budgeted project plan.  We will also drill into task types, in order to fully represent different types of tasks within a plan.

Content Guide:

  • Definition of work vs duration
  • Generic resources vs real resources
  • Assignment values
  • Project’s scheduling formula
  • Task Types

Products Used for Demo:

  • Microsoft Project 2007
  • Microsoft Project 2010 (Will be shown at end to highlight any impovements)

Presenter Info:

Ben Howard has over 20 years experience of implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and latterly Microsoft’s EPM (Project and Project Server) solution.  During that time he’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations.  He now runs his own EPM consultancy (Applepark Ltd), providing Project Server implementation and training services.

Ben recently spoke at the Microsoft Project Conference in Pheonix, and his current Microsoft TechNet webcast (User Controlled Scheduling in Project 2010) is ranked in the top 10!  He is a regular contributor to the Project Server newsgroups, and publishes a blog based on Project Server scenarios.  For his real world knowledge and contributions to the newsgroups he has recently been awarded the prestigious Microsoft MVP award for Project Server.  He can be contacted at or read his blog.

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