A couple of useful references from the other Project blogs:
http://blogs.msdn.com/chrisfie/archive/2010/05/08/microsoft-project-server-2010-rtm-demo-virtual-machine-is-ready-for-download.aspx details the SharePoint Server 2010 and the upcoming (soon – if you are reading this on the day of posting) Project Server 2010 installation pack. Go get the SharePoint main image today – and then Project can just be added as a small download. Get you HyperV hosting machine ready today.
To help you understand the installation process of this Virtual Image please attend (or review the on-demand recording after the event) tomorrow – http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability/archive/2010/05/10/upcoming-webcast-project-2010-virtual-image-getting-started-quickly.aspx
The installation of SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 is reasonably straightforward – thanks to the Pre-Requisites installer – but these demonstration Virtual Machines give you an even easier introduction to the 2010 Server family.