Career Development Workshop-Microsoft Project Workshop - Session I


Mar 18, 2017 Saturday 8:00AM - 5:30 PM



The Office of Silicon Valley, 955 Benecia Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA  94085

Last date for On-line Registration:  
Early Bird - 3/05/2017
Regular - 3/12/2017



Let’s face it –Microsoft Project is the standard for scheduling software, yet most of us are unaware of how it works.  

Being a part of “Office”, we tend to be self-taught, and consequently, end up frustrated. 

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

The material for this class is derived from the common yet significant mistakes in scheduling and the usage of the tool that instructors have observed in their careers. 

This workshop serves as first session on the road to achieving your MS 74-343 certification.


 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… how Project reacts when any of the task parameters  changes

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

Task Types



Types and details of Resources


Baselining and Tracking

Deadlines, Critical Path and Slack

Excel import/export

And much more…



About the Instructor(s):




Oliver Gildersleeve, PMP, MCTS works remotely for Engility Corp. as the lead scheduler for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Security Services program.  (It's a position than resulted from a PMI-SV job email.)  Additionally, he teaches Microsoft Project for San Francisco State University Extension and UC Santa Cruz Extension and two other PMI chapters.   Formerly he was a trainer of Microsoft Project Server at companies across the US.He presented at the 2013 PMI Scheduling Conference and has provided two WebnLearns for Microsoft Project Users Group ( - 32,000 members world-wide.  He taught sailing on the Bay at - Sausalito and - Redwood City.




Sutanu Ghosh, PMP, Certified ScrumMaster is a regular speaker at the Tools and Techniques Forum. He has served as a PMO as well as a hands-on PM on both SW and HW projects at many distinguished institutions in the Valley, including Bay Networks, Symbol Tech, Savi (Lockheed Martin) and NetApp.  After graduating from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 1986, he worked for Tata Motors, which ignited his passion for “Lean.”  He has a MS from Arizona State in Mechanical Engineering (CAD), and has published in ASME on CAX tools.



 Project Management Education Hours: 

Earn 8 PDUs (Technical)


Meeting Leader: Sagar Amancherla  


Program Agenda:

Please note the door will be locked at 8:30 AM, so plan to arrive early.

08:00 AM - Sign In and Networking

08:30 AM - Workshop Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:45 PM - Workshop Resumes

5:30 PM – Adjourn



Continental Breakfast, Coffee, and Lunch will be provided.

Attendees should indicate whether they want a vegetarian meal during the registration.


Plan Ahead Registration:

Early Bird:  PMISV member: $140    Non-PMISV member: $190

Regular:  PMISV member: $190   Non-PMISV member:  $240

At-the-Door Registration:  No walk-ins allowed. Please register for the course online in advance 


Cancellation Policy:

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.


  • Cancellation before Early Bird Registration Date: Full refund
  • Cancellation between Early Bird Registration Date and Regular Registration Date: $30 cancellation fee; remaining amount refunded
  • Cancellation after Regular Registration Date and Day before workshop (by 5:00 PM Pacific): 50% refund

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