Copyright 2012 by Rodney Watton
Hi I’m Rodney (Rod) Watton, a professional project management practitioner who has extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience. My qualifications include a Masters of Project Management and Prince2 Practitioner Certification.
Through my vocations as a university lecturer and vocational teacher, I found it necessary to develop this practical step-by-step training tool. I have used my experience in project management and teaching to develop this useful step-by-step guide for new users with limited or no experience in Microsoft Project 2010.
This training guide (guide) is neither comprehensive nor an all-inclusive guide to the use of Microsoft Project (MP) 2010. Rather, it is a step-by-step beginner’s guide to Microsoft Project 2010 developed to assist new users plan, monitor and control project schedules and budgets.
This guide will provide a suitable platform for users to undergo further training at a time when they feel confident. Users of this guide would benefit from having a basic understanding of the practice of Project Management, and can competently use other programs within the Microsoft Office 2010 suite. However, this is not essential.
Although this guide has used a Civil Engineering project as the basis for developing a project schedule and budget, any project (Construction, Business, Information Technology or Events Management) would be developed in a similar manner.