The feedback from your training classes
has been among the best that I have ever received and I have
worked with a lot of instructors "
- Eli Lilly and Company,
Project Management Training
We offer a full range of public, on-site and
remote courses designed to support your
deployment of Microsoft Office Project and
Microsoft Project Server.
All of our courses are customizable and tailored to meet your objectives. All workshops
can be conducted for either the 2003, 2007 or 2010
Microsoft enterprise project management systems.
For twenty years we have specialized in project
management skills and software training and we
have worked with groups across North America and
in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Honestly, we have conducted workshops in every
imaginable situation. In barns, on the factory
floor, in high security environments, in rooms
full of servers, and in some of the most high
tech facilities in the country. Regardless of
your environment, we can meet your objectives by
providing the best tailored training available.
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workshops are designed to shorten the time it
takes to see real results from project
management efforts. The workshops are unique
and unrivaled in their effectiveness.
workshops are designed with respect for the
adult learner and are:
You get the training exactly the way
you want it, focused on your business
Every course focuses on real-world
application combined with just the right
amount of knowledge acquisition.
We tailor our workshops
specifically to the role specific groups or
individuals play in the project environment.
training events are supported by practical
software, multimedia and visual tools (i.e., Process
Bridge, full-color laminated job aids,
web-sites, reference portals, full-color posters, etc.) to make
the effort of learning easier and the process of
application faster and clearer.
workshops are consistent with the Project
Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and PMI’s
Competency Development Framework which places an
emphasis on the project professional’s
knowledge, skills, behavior and their
development of appropriate improvement
If you are looking for training on your
enterprise project management system, training
can be tailored specifically to your workflow
and configuration. For example, see how we have
customized the ribbon
in Microsoft Project 2010 to better apply best
practices when using the software and flow with
our standard course outline for classes related
to this software.
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Microsoft Project and Project Server workflow graphic
This following illustrates
our training model. We believe most training
events are more effective when they are
augmented with a skill assessment and pre and post
workshop activities. With all training
engagements we work hard to maximize the
learning and skill transfer.
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Microsoft Project and Project Server training model graphic
Nine core courses make up our
EPM and Project Management training curriculum.
In the chart below each workshop is listed along
with the roles the training is targeted for.
A brief description for each workshop is
provided below. Please contact us for detailed outlines, pricing,
references, and how these workshops can be
tailored and can be best presented for your organization.
Work Thru Project Management™ - with or without
Microsoft Project (3-4 days) These first two
workshops are pure project management workshops that can
be taught using Microsoft Project when appropriate. The
difference between these two workshops is the format and
the type of exercises the participants engage during the
class. In this first workshop, participants work
individually on "their own real live projects," and in
the second workshop participants work in teams on "class
selected" projects that typically are not work related.
In both of these workshops the standard project management tools and
techniques, as illustrated in the Project Management
Institutes PMBOK Guide, are presented.
The strength of Workshops 1 & 2, in contrast to most
popular project management workshops on the market, is
the tight integration between project management tools
and techniques and the way Microsoft Project works. If
taught with Microsoft Project, these two workshops can
be presented using Microsoft Project "stand alone" or
"in the enterprise" with Project Sever.
Think Thru Project Management™ - with or without
Microsoft Project (3-4 days) This workshop presents
the standard project management tools and techniques as
illustrated in the Project
Management Institutes PMBOK Guide. Participants
work in small groups on "class selected" projects of
their choosing during the workshop.
The group selected projects are typically not related to
the participant's work; however we have created standard
"work related" case studies for the teams to work on
during the course. Both approaches are very effective.
Microsoft Project Overview (2-3 days)
Participants learn the 8 conceptual areas of
Microsoft Project and how all of those conceptual areas
interact to make up the scheduling engine.
If participants work on class example projects we can
cover all 8 conceptual areas of Microsoft Project 2003
in 2 days. We need 2.5 days minimum for Microsoft
Project 2007 and 2010. If participants work on their own project
during the workshops, we need a minimum of 3 days.
Our view over the years has always been that learning
and skill transfer is always greater when participants'
work on their own projects during a course. Our highly
skilled "consultant trainers" can easily manage a
workshop with participants all working on different
types of projects.
Advanced Microsoft Project “Think & Explore” (2 days) This
is more of an advanced Microsoft Project workshop than
the previous workshop. Participants are presented the
8 conceptual areas of the software and the depth of
coverage is determined by the interest and experience of
Typically, this workshop is consultative in nature in
which we work with your advanced users to push the
limits of the software, address specific issues and
problems, and gain a strong understanding of the
scheduling engine and how to practically apply the
Microsoft Project/Project Web Access as Client -
Initiating, Planning and Tracking in the Enterprise (2-3 days) Participants are
presented the 8 key
conceptual areas of Microsoft Project
with an additional emphasis on the enterprise features.
Access/Windows SharePoint Servers workflow and functionality
are also covered in the workshop.
If this workshop is taught on-site or remotely, the
materials are tailored for your configuration.
Project Server Configuration and Administrators (3 days) This
is a three day functional hands-on class where students
learn how to perform the configuration and administration for their organization. This
is not a technical administration or DBA class but
rather an entire pass on the actual configuration (permissions,
tracking choices, view creations, enterprise fields,
importing projects, etc.) of Project Server for a
specific use within an organization.
In this workshop participants work on their own
Enterprise Project Management (EPM)
(5-6 days) This is a fast paced, hands-on, intense
five to six day workshop covering all the 19 conceptual
Microsoft Project Professional and Project Server with
Windows SharePoint Services. This workshop is designed
to give the participant a complete and in-depth touch
and feel of what it would take to set up and run a
project management enterprise using Microsoft Project
Professional and Project Server/SharePoint Services.
The first part of the workshop is on configuring
and administering Project Server and Windows SharePoint Services. The
second part of the workshop focuses on setting up and using
Project Professional and Project Web Access against the configuration
created in the first part.
At minimum, this is a 5 day workshop for EPM 2003 and 6
days minimum for EPM 2007 and 2010. Because of the consultative
nature of the workshop, it might even span 8 to 10 days
in some cases.
It is common for us to set up an EPM prototype for a
customer by using this workshop. During the first 3 or 4
days we install and make a first pass at Project Server
configuration with a small group of Project Server
Business Administrators. During the second part of the
workshop (2 to 4 days), we then work with your entire
prototype team, training them on using Microsoft Project
and Project Web Access/WSS against your configuration.
We then finish this workshop with pilot and deployment
strategies, expectations, planning and next-steps.
If you are considering deploying Microsoft's EPM system,
this workshop is one of the more comprehensive,
reasonable and cost effective ways to proceed.
Microsoft Project Server Installation & Deployment (2
days) The Installation and Deployment training is a
two day hands-on class where participants learn how to
plan, install and deploy the Microsoft Project
Management Enterprise Solution. Depending on the
environments we are working in during the course,
may go through multiple
installations of Project Server in a multiple server
We can also teach you how to:
Install Microsoft Project Sever
requirements for business configuration
Define a realistic
We can do installation
training remotely and in as
little as 1 day.
Microsoft Web Access for Project Managers, Teams,
and Stakeholders (4 hours) The focus of this
tailored workshop is on the selected features in PWA and
how a particular role (Project Manager, Team Member,
Resource Manager, Executive, etc.) is performed in
Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management system.
Typically this is a 4 hour workshop but it can run less
or more depending on your objectives and Project Server
We can do this workshop on-site, remotely, with blended
formats, or pure web-based without a live instructor.