MS Project Best Practices 102 Course


For MS Project training to be effective it needs to be integrated, applied, and enjoyable. By guiding participants through the construction and use of both sample and actual projects (from your workplace), we have found our training to be both productive, and well received. Other courses may show you how to find the product features – our course teaches you how use the features to produce meaningful results.

Who should take this MS Project Best Practices 102 course?

This course is for anyone who intends to be involved in planning and/or controlling projects using Microsoft Project. (We have courses available for all versions of Microsoft Project.)

Where is this MS Project training offered?

The Microsoft Project Best Practices 102 course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue/Seattle, WA, (which also serves Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Federal Way, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman. We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the world, and online using live instructors.

How does it work for live online MS Project training?

Students log into two web conferencing platforms using either two screens and/or two devices (e.g. PC and phone). This allows the instructor to see the students’ screens as they work in MS Project, and the students to see both the live instructor and the presentation while working in Microsoft Project. Hard-copy manuals and texts are sent to you ahead of time.

MS Project 102 Course Objectives

By the end of this MS Project training course you will be able to:
Create work, material, and cost resources
Create resource calendars
Assign work, material, and cost resources
Understand effort-drive scheduling
Utilize task types and understand their impact on schedule calculations
Create task calendars
Assign fixed costs to tasks
Set up recurring tasks
Analyze over-allocated resources
Perform resource leveling – both automatic and manual
Utilize advanced reporting features

Microsoft Project Course Details

Length: 8 hours.
Style: This interactive course is built around “Step by Step Microsoft Project” by Carl Chatfield, PMP. The text is accompanied by PowerPoint presentations – participants build projects based on sample data, as well as developing and experimenting with their own project data.
Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual, course textbook, and sample files.
Format: Computer classroom. We will supply you with a laptop loaded with Microsoft Project if you take the course in one of our classrooms.
Prerequisites: Microsoft Project Best Practices 101

Microsoft Project Course Content (Best Practices 102)

Setting up work resources
Creating resource calendars
Assigning work resources
Work calculations
Task types and their affect on schedules
Effort-driven scheduling and smart tags
Creating and assigning cost resources
Task calendars
Fixed costs
Recurring tasks
Material resources
Over-allocated resources and resource leveling
Advanced reporting
Creating a lookup table
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Tucson Project Management courses:

Online Project Management courses:

This course is presented live online in an interactive format. It is suitable for those who have already completed MS Project Best Practices 101 ( or who are already experienced MS Project users.


310 S Williams Blvd, #160
Suite 1530
Tucson , AZ 85711


September 26, 2023


8 am to 5 pm