MS Project Essentials for a Single Project


March 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM PDT - 5:00 PM PDT
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HULT International Business School | 1355 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA 94111
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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 of 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 canceled. The Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) site may show any deals available. Free Trial Versions of Microsoft Project - MPUG

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

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

 Who should attend
  1. Those who are self-taught; those who have been frustrated by MS Project
  2. Those who wish to understand which fields are input and which fields are calculated by MS Project
  3. Those who are unfamiliar with the details of the scheduling engine… and how Project reacts when any of the task parameters are changed
  4. Those who wish to know the proper usage of Calendars, Deadlines, Constraints, and Dependencies.
  5. Those who are unfamiliar with the details of “Resource”
  6. Those who are unfamiliar with the fields MS Project uses for tracking
  7. Those who wish to build a foundation before tackling the difficult subjects of Resource Pooling, Leveling, etc.
What you will learn
  1. How the scheduling engine works –with respect to a single project (i.e., isolated, with no resource pool)
  2. Planning Views –e.g., Team Planner
  3. Task Types
  4. Dependencies
  5. Constraints
  6. Resources: Details and Types
  7. Calendars
  8. Baselining
  9. Status Date and Tracking Walk-Through
  10. Deadlines, Critical Path, and Slack
  11. Excel Export/Import
  12. 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.
  • Class handouts will be emailed 4 days ahead of the class. Only the digital version will be provided.
  • Please bring the slideware to class, printed or electronic at your discretion.
 7 PDUs (Technical: 5, Leadership: 1, Strategic: 1)

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 Khaled Turkmani [email protected] and cancel your ticket as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a minimum of $30.00 fee during the early bird. 

Cancellations after Early Bird duration are subject to full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses.


$165.00 Member
$150.00 Earlybird rate before March 12

$185.00 Non-member
$170.00 Earlybird rate before March 12