PMI Silicon Valley Chapter





When:   June 27th, (Saturday) 2020  9:00AM - 5:00 PM

Where:  Virtual Live Instruction (Zoom)

What:    PMISV is offering a virtual workshop on MSP


Early Bird:  PMISV member: $99     Non-PMISV member: $119

Regular:  PMISV member: $119   Non-PMISV member:  $139

Last date for On-line Registration:

Early Bird - 6/21/2020

Regular - 6/24/2020



In this 1-day class you will be able to  

  • Fully understand 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
  • Dependencies
  • Constraints
  • Resources: Details and Types
  • Calendars
  • Baselining
  • Status Date and Tracking Walk-Through
  • Deadlines, Critical Path and Slack
  • Excel Export/Import

      And much more…

About the Class:

Please take a minute to self-evaluate your knowledge of MSFT Project

The self-evaluation form is here: MS_Project_Self_Evaluation.pdf

Download and Install Software:

If you have MS Project already installed on your computer, please skip this section

Please note MS Project does not natively run on a Mac or Chromebook.

It requires the Windows OS (preferably Windows 10) to run.

If using a Mac or Chromebook, you need to create a virtual Windows machine, using software similar to VMware Fusion, Oracle VirtualBox, etc.

The easiest and perhaps cheapest way to install MS Project (desktop) is to buy a second-hand copy.

You can find it on eBay, AMZN and many discount software vendors for about $35.00.

Please make sure that it is compatible with your installed Office (Word, Excel, PPT) and the installed OS (32 bit or 64 bit). 

Note that Project 2016 will not run on Windows 7 or Windows 8.  Microsoft will force you to upgrade to Windows 10, and de-install all Office 2013 software that you may have already installed. 

This could be disastrous if you are using your work PC.

Alternatively, you can download a 30 day trial version of MS Project from

Another way is to visit Buy Microsoft Project Plan 3 - Microsoft 365 and try and download a copy


If you prefer an online (SaaS) version of MS Project, you need to be careful about a few things:

Project Online Essentials (Project Plan 1) is a time-sheet submission software and does not allow you to schedule and hence unsuitable for this class.

Project Plan 3 ($30.00/user/month) is the correct tool.

Project Plan 5 is a portfolio management tool, and we will not cover the features of this tool

Additionally, you will need access to MS Excel to do certain exercises


Workshop Welcome Letter (Class pdfs, exercises, examples and templates) along with Zoom meeting details will be shared  with attendees 48 hours before the class. 


About the Instructors:

Sutanu Ghosh


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


Oliver, PMP MCTS, teaches Microsoft Project for PMI San Francisco and Silicon Valley chapters and for extensions of the University of California Santa Cruz and San Francisco State University.  He also does consulting and mentoring.  He is a technical editor of Eric Uyttewaal’s recent three books on Microsoft Project scheduling.  Formerly, he was a master scheduler for SAIC, vice president of EPM Solutions, and worked for Perot Systems, Franklin Templeton, a J&J’s medical device company, the Electric Power Research Institute, and Philadelphia Electric.


Project Management Education Hours:

Earn 8 PDUs (Technical - 8)

Meeting Leader: Hanu Malineni 

Program Agenda:

08:30 AM - Sign In and Networking

09:00 AM - Workshop Begins

12:00 PM - Lunch Break

12:45 PM - Workshop Resumes

5:00 PM – Adjourn

Plan Ahead Registration:

Early Bird: PMISV member: $99     Non-PMISV member: $119

Regular:  PMISV member: $119   Non-PMISV member:  $139


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


QuestionsContact or Hanu Malineni (


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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Event Properties

Event Date 06-27-2020
Event End Date 06-27-2020
Registration Start Date 05-11-2020
Cut off date 06-25-2020
Individual Price 99/139
Location Zoom
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