MS Project 2010 – Let’s start


Let’s Go! How will you start MS PROJECT 2010?

You will see this:

  1. The Quick Access toolbar is an area of the interface where you can put your favorite commands (like undo, save, redo etc.)
  2. The Tab group focus area of Project together (like file, task, resource,
  3. The Group is a collection of related commands under one tab (like schedule group under task tab where you can find commands like link tasks, unlink tasks, indent tasks etc)
  4. Command is a specific action which is performed when you choose it (like cut, copy, paste, etc)
  5. The View Label is placed along the left edge of the active view. Because MS Project has many views, it is a very helpful reminder of “where you are” i.e. what active view you are using at the moment
  6. With the View shortcuts you can easily and quickly switch between some of the views in MS project (like gant chart, task usage, team planner and resource sheet)
  7. The Zoom slider zooms the active view in or out
  8. The Status bar displays some details like the scheduling of new task, filters applied etc.)

If you are using any of the Office 2010 applications you are familiar with the term Backstage view. You can get there easily. Just click on the File tab. If you
don’t know which version of MS project you have you can find it here:

I decided to show you how the MS Project works with the example of one simple project. The project will be: “Home, sweet home” and it major goal (objective) is to build a house.

What we have to do first is write the project information in MS project. We will do it like this:

You can put the project information here:

Other informationabout the project you can put here:

You can choose between two constraints: Start date (you want your project to start at
specific date) or Finish date (you want your project to finish at specific date), but NOT BOTH.

Finally, you should save your project. You will do it like this:

Next time we will start with scheduling.

See you!


About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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2 Responses to MS Project 2010 – Let’s start

  1. Tauseef Abidi says:

    Do you think it is necessary for Scheduling a EPC project (like for set up a unit for hydrocorbon i.e. Ethylene production) to have an Engineering Degree with knowledge of Project Management.

    In my case I dont have Engr. degree but involved in Prj controlling activities since 3 yr, and pursuing MBA in Project Management.

    Need your kind opinion that might help me shaping my career.

    Tauseef Abidi

    • Nenad Trajkovski says:

      If you are Project Manager, or you are controlling the PRoject, these knowledge will be very helpful in your career.
      Nenad Trajkovski

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