The purpose of this training is to qualify students to use the Microsoft Project 2010. The course presents the subject in a very practical and direct way using a single example from the start to the end of the course.

Based on the best seller “Microsoft Project 2010: Standard and Professional “ by Ricardo Vargas.

Training content

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Structure project schedules, resources and activities
  • Relate activities and develop the Network Diagram
  • Display the critical path of the project and understand its meaning
  • Allocate resources and costs
  • Structure the project's cash flow
  • Monitor the project execution through the progress lines
  • Consolidate projects
  • Format the data for the executive and progress reports
  • Import and export project files in different formats
  • Customize the Microsoft Project’s views, charts, columns and reports

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Fact sheet

Course duration [?]
16 hours
Number of participants [?]
Minimum 20 students per class
Instructor [?]
Ricardo Viana Vargas
Instructor’s assistant [?]
Target audience
Project managers, project team members, sponsors and others stakeholders interested in the project management process.
Desirable basic project management knowledge.
Language(s) [?]
Portuguese, English and Spanish
Provided by the contractor. Worldwide attendance.
Closed classes (In Company)? [?]
Open classes? [?]
Certification and PDU [?]
All training participants will receive a participation certificate with 16 PMI's PDUs.
(PMI R.E.P. activity number: Macro021)

Teaching Methodology Top ↑

Ricardo Vargas had developed the market's most awarded dynamics, concerning the projects training.

Ricardo Vargas had developed the market's most awarded dynamics, concerning the projects training.

In this course, the following dynamics will be used:


The courseware to be received by the students will consist of slides, articles and lists of exercises, and it may also contain the following special products by Ricardo Vargas:

Exclusive student access area

In addition to the exclusive printed material, all participants will have access to the courseware’s electronic version, to the files of exercises and to the work done in the classroom.

The access is given through the restricted site that is available and prepared by the Macrosolutions team considering each course that we provide. This initiative is a pioneer in the educational market and also anticipates trends related to the documents’ electronic management

  • Training basic program

    ‣ Course opening
    1. Starting up the software +
    • Microsoft Project work environment
    • Microsoft Project basic operations
    • Opening an existing project
    • Saving a project
    • Deleting a project
    2. Microsoft Project 2010 views and tables +
    • Gantt Chart
    • Network diagram
    • Calendar
    • Tracking Gantt
    • Resource Sheet
    • Resource Graph
    • Task Usage
    • Resource Usage
    • Other views
    • Task Table
    • Resource table
    3. Using the help +
    • Microsoft Project Help System
    • Using help via Smart Tags
    4. Creating a new project +
    • Creating a new project from a template
    • Adding project information
    • Creating a new project using the project wizard
    5. Working with calendars +
    • Creating a new calendar
    • Editing the calendar
    • Assigning an existing calendar to a project
    • Assigning a Assigning a specific calendar to a resource
    • Editing a specific resource calendar
    • Assigning a specific calendar to a task
    6. Creating the WBS, the activities and determining the project’s critical path(s) +
    • Adding activities using the entry table
    • Adding activities using the entry form
    • Adding periodical or recurring activities
    • Splitting an activity
    • Editing data
    • Deleting activities
    • Moving activities
    • Moving activities back
    • Viewing the topic levels
    • Using the Chart Wizard from Microsoft Office Visio
    • Adding the activities durations
    • Using PERT analysis for the actitivies durations
    • Working with the project’s end date
    • How to link one activity to another
    • Using the lag and lead features
    • Removing dependencies between activities
    • A simple critical path
    • Interdependent critical paths
    7. Costs and resources +
    • Adding and removing resources
    • Editing a resource
    • Attributing costs to a resource
    • Adding specific costs using the resource index tables
    • Attributing a resource to an activity
    • Solving resource allocation problems
    • Leveling or re-distributing resources
    • Attributing costs to the project
    • Microsoft Project 2010 calculation and progress control mechanisms
    8. Saving, copying and clearing the project’s baseline; formats and filters +
    • Monitoring the activities progress
    • Progress lines
    • Format : fonts and alignment
    • Format: grid lines
    • Format: Time scale
    • Format: Gantt Chart
    • Format: Network Diagram
    • Sort order
    • Grouping activities
    9. Reports +
    • Reports
    • Viewing reports
    • Customizing a report
    • Printing
    10. Multiple projects, Advanced topics and Subprojects +
    • Strategies for organizing a master project and subprojects’ files
    • Establishing dependency relationships between different projects
    • Determining the critical path on a consolidated project (master)
    • Adding and removing a subproject from an existing project
    • Consolidating projects
    • Resource pool sharing
    • Analysing attributions in a resource pool
    • Microsoft Project’s supported file format
    • Exporting projects
    • Importing projects
    • Importing a project based on Excel’s import model
    • Saving a project using the database format
    • Exporting images
    • Copying images to Office Wizard
    • Recording and deleting macros
    • Executing a macro
    • Editing a macro
    • Field types
    • Creating and removing a personalized field
    • Adding a list to a personalized field
    • Adding a formula to a numeric field
    • Graphical indicators
    ‣ Course close-out
  • Supported standards and methodologies

    Project Management Institute (PMI)
    PMBOK Guide Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Estimating Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Configuration Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Risk Management
    PMI Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structure Yes
    PMI Practice Standard for Scheduling Yes
    PMI Standard for Portfolio Management
    PMI Standard for Program Management
    PMI Project Manager Development Competency Framework
    Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3®)
    UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC)
    PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) Yes
    MSP (Managing Successful Programmes)
    M_O_R (Management of Risks)
    P3M3 (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management Maturity Model)
    P3O (Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices)
    MoP (Management of Portfolios)
    MoV (Management of Value)
    Scrum Alliance
    Scrum Methodology
    International Project Management Association (IPMA)
    ICB® IPMA Competence Baseline


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MRS Logística | Juiz de Fora, Brazil

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Siemens | São Paulo, Brazil

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Banco do Brasil | São Paulo, Brazil

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HP Services | São Paulo, Brazil