Notes from the Microsoft Project 2010 Workshop

(published by Ramon Costa, BPA of MIC Productivity in

This morning I had the opportunity to assit to a Microsoft Project 2010 workshop organized by Microsoft, in Madrid. Seminar was in charge of Ian White, EPM & Visio Technical Lead Western Europe.

I took some notes I want to share with you.

Microsoft Project Evolution, from 1987 to 2010 (2010 represents a major advancement for Project):

  • Resource Management
  • Reporting
  • Project Collaboration
  • Program Management
  • Financial Management

Three products/versions

  • Project Standard 2010 for individual and part-time project managers
  • Project Professional 2010 for professional project managers
  • Project Server 2010 for CIOS, PMOs, Resource Manager,…

Microsoft Project 2010 Major Advances

  • Fluent User Interface (new ribbon). “If you can use Office, you can use Project 2010”
  • Timeline view
  • Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled tasks functionality
  • SharePoint tasks lists
  • Web-based project editing
  • Business Intelligence, KPIs, Summary Dashboards,…
  • Strategy: driver library, driver prioritizacion, portfolio analysis,…
  • Business Case Development: Business Strategic Impact (contribution to business drivers, metrics,…), Risk Assessment and Evaluation, Cost and Benefit,…Self-service reports and data analysis
  • Team planner view
  • Unified project and portfolio management in Project Server 2010
  • Task Inspector
  • Workflows Management, with graphical support and linked to information pages,…


  • Simply more productive
  • Enhanced communications
  • Efective managed resouces
  • Connected resources

I hope they were useful to you.


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