Microsoft Project - Advanced

Face-to-face duration: 2 days
PDU's: 16

Course Objectives

This two (2) day course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills required to perform advanced tasks in Microsoft Project 2010.

Participants will learn how to split views for different information, enter task details in Task Form, how to sort, group, and filter information, including using AutoFilters.

This course will help elevate competent user skills to an expert level.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Create, use and customise templates.
  2. Customise Microsoft Project 2010 by modifying the interface, the Gantt chart, tables and views.
  3. Manage tasks and create a timeline.
  4. Manage resources and costs.
  5. Track the progress of a project including creating multiple baselines.
  6. Create customised reports.


  • People wanting to utilise the more advanced features of Microsoft Project to manage tasks and resources, as well as track and report on projects.


  • Produce and share professional documents
  • Effectively manage projects through tasks and calendars
  • Manage costs and resources
  • Produce project progress versus time Gantt chart
  • Identify critical path
  • Monitor project progress
  • Track slipped tasks
  • Produce reports


  • Viewing projects
  • Understanding tasks
  • Overlapping and delaying tasks
  • Setting deadlines and constraints
  • Working with resources and costs
  • Balancing the project
  • Project progress updating and checking
  • Working with reports and multiple projects

Program Outline

Day One

  • Split the view
  • Sort, group, and filter tasks
  • Use zoom
  • Overlap, delay, or split tasks
  • Set task deadlines and constraints
  • Understand task types
  • Assign a task calendar
  • Understand task indicators
  • Assign a resource calendar
  • Customize a resource calendar
  • Apply predefined resource contours
  • Specify resource availability
  • Group resources
  • Enter resource rates and overtime rates
  • Specify pay rates for different dates
  • Apply a different pay rate to an assignment
  • Use material resource consumption rates
  • Entering task fixed costs
  • Schedule resource overtime

Day Two

  • Identify and balance resource over allocation
  • Save a baseline plan
  • Update project, actual task values, actual work and actual costs
  • View project statistics and costs
  • Check duration variance, work variance, and cost variance
  • Identify slipped tasks
  • Save an interim plan
  • Customize a basic or visual report
  • Create a custom report
  • Sort a report
  • Inserting a subproject
  • Consolidate multiple projects
  • View multiple project critical paths
  • View consolidated project statistics
  • Create a resource pool


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