March 16, 2019 Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00 PM
Mindrome Coworking Space & Private Office
(Silvaco Training Room, Building No:2)
4701 Patrick Henry Dr,
Santa Clara CA, 95054.
Let’s face it – most of us have been frustrated by MS Project.
Yet, we seldom realize that the tool is very powerful, and perhaps the best general purpose scheduling tool there is.
The user interface leaves a lot to be desired, the “Help” is cryptic at best.
And we exacerbate the problem by being self-taught, and learning by “hacking” through the system.
So, what are the alternatives?
We could read a “Step-By-Step” book. The problem with those is that they are walk-throughs of the menu, and do not provide context or the application of the command.
We could ask our colleagues, and unless they are MCTS certified, each could end up suggesting a partial solution.
To solve this problem in a comprehensive way, PMI-SV is offering the foundations class, that will not only give you a good understanding of the basics and gotchas of the tool in the context of your day-to-day work, but lead you to MCTS certification.
The course material has been gleaned from the experience and mistakes observed by the instructors over the last 10 years, and the questions the PMI-SV members have raised in conversations.
Who Should Attend This Workshop:
Objectives of the Foundations Course
The Foundations course is geared to give you a thorough understanding of the tool in the context of making/tracking a schedule for a single project (no resource pools or integrated schedules).
At the end of the class you will have a solid grasp of Tasks, Resources, and Calendars.
You will be able to quickly identify why dates are “misbehaving”.
You will also learn how to track a schedule properly and run reports or garner the essential information for reporting back to Management.
The Advanced class is designed to make you a power user – how to optimize schedules, and provide you with the knowledge for MCTS certification.
About the Instructors:
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.
His passion in Project and Program Management is centered around scheduling, and has taught the subject at PMI-SV, PMI-SF Bay and SFSU for over a decade.
After graduating in Mechanical Engineering, he worked for Tata Motors, which ignited his passion for “Lean.” He has an MS from Arizona State University, Tempe, in CAD/CAM, and has published on CAX tools.
Oliver Gildersleeve, PMP, MCTS is a program scheduler for SAIC Corp, currently leading five schedulers on Dept. of Veterans Affairs software projects. Previously, he worked for EPM Solutions presenting Project Server for Project Managers at companies across the USA. Before, he was with a Johnson & Johnson's medical device company,Franklin Templeton mutual funds, the Electric Power Research Institute, and Philadelphia Electric Co. He has taught scheduling for PMI-Silicon Valley, PMI-SF Bay Area, and SFSU and UCSC extensions for over a decade. He provided two WebnLearns for the Microsoft Project Users Group. Oliver was a technical editor on the books, Forecast Scheduling and Forecasting Programs. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania
Project Management Education Hours:
Earn 8 PDUs (Tecnical - 8)
Meeting Leader: Hanu Malineni
08:30 AM - Sign In and Networking
09:00 AM - Workshop Begins
12:00 PM - Lunch Break
12:30 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
This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members.
|Event End Date||03-16-2019|
|Registration Start Date||02-09-2019|
|Cut off date||03-14-2019|
|Location||Mindrome Coworking Space & Private Office|