MS Project Essentials for a Single Project - Workshop

July 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Golden Gate University - SF
536 Mission Street, Suite- 3214
San Francisco, CA 94105
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This class applies to users of MS Project 2010 through 2019.

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. (may be replaced July31.2019).

Let's face it - the standard tool for project scheduling is Microsoft Project, regardless of the method, e.g. Continuous Development, Agile, Critical Chain, etc. However, most of us are unaware how to get the full value it enables.

So why not properly learn this very powerful yet complicated tool and the best practices for its application?

Those who wish to understand which fields should be inputs and which should be outputs calculated by Microsoft Project
Those who wish to build a foundation before tackling the difficult subjects of Resource Pooling, Leveling, master/sub scheduling, project coordination, etc.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Microsoft Project 2010 or above, installed and activated. Through Office 365, Project Online is available for a month's evaluation, then $30/month if not cancelled. The Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) site may show any deals available. Free Trial Versions of Microsoft Project - MPUG

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.

To see if this class covers your needs, please use the self-help questionnaire by clicking to this link

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 are encouraged. If you bring a laptop, please make sure you have installed and activated Microsoft Project 2016, 2013, or 2010 - Standard or Professional.

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


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.

Please contact us for a group discount or if you are a student. 

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 - 5:00 PM          Q&A, Adjourn and Close 

Oliver Gildersleeve, PMP, MCTS is the lead planner for SAIC's scheduling of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Identity and Access Management program. Oliver is a technical editor of "Forecast Scheduling" (single project), "Forecasting Programs" (master/sub) and "Forecast Scheduling 2018" (Project Online).






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. 

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 and cancel your ticket as early as possible.  All cancellations are subject to a minimum $30.00 fee.  Cancellations after July  03, 2019 are subject to a full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses.

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