June 23, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Golden Gate University - SF
536 Mission Street #3208
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Seats are limited for this Workshop, so REGISTER NOW to reserve your seat. 

This class applies to users of MS Project 2010, 2013 and 2016.

If you are using MS Project 2007 or earlier, 90% of the class material is still applicable.

However, 2007 screenshots are not provided, since MSFT has discontinued support for 2007 and earlier versions.


This session is Part 1 of 2 that provides preparation for the certification, "Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013," 74-343.

Let’s face it –Microsoft Project is the standard for scheduling software, yet most of us are unaware of how to get the full value it enables. There are over a hundred Project Management tools, but only the major tools provide dynamic scheduling (task dependencies with work or duration estimates) for all types of projects, program scheduling (master/sub scheduling with resource pool), portfolio management (Project Server in software as a service).

Being a part of “Office”, we tend to be self-taught, and consequently, end up as beginners, unable to advance to powerful levels. So why not learn this very powerful yet complicated tool properly and best practices for application?

The material for this class is shows how to avoid common, significant mistakes in scheduling and how to schedule projects for high levels of success. The material is gathered from numerous books, classes, and experiences the instructors have encountered in their careers.

This course is part 1 of 2 that prepares participants to take the MCTS certification: 74-343.

PMI-SF BAC brings you a rare opportunity to learn this tool hands-on from the experts at an affordable price point.

Who Should Attend This Workshop:

Those who are self-taught; those who have been frustrated by MS Project
Those who wish to understand which fields are input and which fields are calculated by MS Project
Those who are unfamiliar with the details of the scheduling engine… and how Project reacts when any of the task parameters is changed
Those who wish to know the proper usage of Calendars, Deadlines, Constraints and Dependencies.
Those who are unfamiliar with the details of “Resource”
Those who are unfamiliar with the fields MS Project uses for tracking
Those who wish to build a foundation before tackling the difficult subjects of Resource Pooling, Leveling, etc.

What You Will Learn:

•How the scheduling engine works –with respect to a single project (i.e., isolated, with no resource pool)

•Planning Views –e.g., Team Planner

•Task Types



•Resources: Details and Types



•Status Date and Tracking Walk-Through

•Deadlines, Critical Path and Slack

•Excel Export/Import

•And much more…

Class Requirements:

Participants are not required to bring a laptop to class. However, bringing a laptop and following along during the demonstrations is encouraged. If you bring a laptop, please make sure you have installed and activated Microsoft Project 2016, 2013, or 2010 - Standard or Professional.


- If you would like to own your own version of MS Project 2013, the best way to do so is buy it on eBay or AMZN used. Copies run anywhere from $55.00 upwards

- You may also want to take a look at the MPUG site to see if there are any deals available.

- If you wish to try out an evaluation copy of MS Project 2016, please go to Microsoft Office and choose Project Online Professional. Please do not choose "Essentials" - that is a timesheet application and unsuitable for this class.


Class handouts will be emailed 4 days ahead of the class. Only digital version will be provided.

Materials include PDF files of the slideware used in class, examples (MPP files), inputs for exercises (XLS files), answers to exercises (PDF files).
Please bring the slideware to class, printed or electronic at your discretion.



7 PDUs (Technical: 5, Leadership: 1, Strategic: 1)

Event Agenda:
08:30AM – 09:00AM         Registration and breakfast
09:00AM – 10:00AM         Workshop
10:00AM – 10:20AM         Break
10:20AM – 12:30PM         Workshop
12:30PM – 1:00 PM          Lunch
  1:00PM – 2:30PM           Workshop
  2:30PM – 2:45PM           Break
  2:45PM – 4:30PM           Workshop
  4:30PM - 4:45 PM           Q&A, Adjourn

Sutanu Ghosh, PMP, PMI-ACP, MCTS has served as a PMO as well as a hands-on PM on both SW and HW projects at many distinguished institutions in Silicon Valley for over 20 years, including Bay Networks, Symbol, Lockheed Martin, NetApp, and VMware. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering, he worked for Tata Motors, which ignited his passion for “Lean.” He has an MS from Arizona State in CAD/CAM and has published on CAX tools.






Oliver Gildersleeve, PMP, MCTS is the lead planner for Engility Corp. scheduling of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Identity and Access Management program. (It's a position than resulted from a PMI-SV job email.) He teaches Microsoft Project for San Francisco State University Extension and Managing Software Projects for UC Santa Cruz Extension. Formerly he was a trainer of Microsoft Project Server at companies across the US and at monthly public classes in the Bay Area. He was cofounder and past president of Microsoft Project Users Group's Silicon Valley chapter ( Oliver was a technical editor of Forecast Scheduling­ 2013 and presenter at the 2013 PMI Scheduling Conference.



Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to Raymond Chang ( and cancel your ticket as early as possible.  All cancellations are subject to a minimum $30.00 fee if done at least 10 days before the event.  Cancellations after June  13, 2018 are subject to full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses.




$155.00 Regular, Member
$140.00 Earlybird rate before June 8

$165.00 Regular, Non-member
$150.00 Earlybird rate before June 8