February 2018

Microsoft Project Training for Engineers and Geoscientists

Please Note
Laptop and authorized Microsoft manual will be provided for you during the course.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Tonya Hyde for registration options.
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast - Day 1 and Day 2
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Microsoft Project Training for Engineers and Geoscientists - Day 1 and Day 2
Location: The Listel Hotel (Abstract Gallery) 1300 Robson St Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5
Presenter: Frank Byl
President and Owner, PowerConcepts
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $849.00 + GST = $891.45 until Feb 7, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $949.00 + GST = $996.45

Non-Member Price: $949.00 + GST = $996.45

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Price: $470 + GST = $493.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 07, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Microsoft Project Training is a powerful course that will show you how to plan projects and incorporate a variety of resources, materials, and costs as well as learning how to monitor and report on projects.

This 2-day hands-on workshop will give you a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Project using a practical approach to project management. During the course you will participate in various hands-on exercises and develop confidence in creating and managing single as well as multiple projects. It will provide you with the skills to effectively track and analyze projects with a better understanding of the schedule and impact of changes.

Skills Inventory

The following list summarizes skills that students will be comfortable with after this course:

  • Project planning and setting clear goals
  • Milestones
  • Tasks: Work breakdown structure
  • Network diagram
  • The critical path
  • Risk analysis
  • Mitigating risk
  • Working with slack
  • Finding and resolving resource over-allocations
  • PERT analysis
  • Handling multiple projects
  • Creating custom view
  • Creating custom reports
  • Financial reports
  • Manage costs and cash flow
  • Evaluating a project upon completion


Frank Byl

President, Owner, PowerConcepts

Frank grew up in Burnaby, BC, in a Dutch immigrant family. After graduating from Simon Fraser University, he taught high school and volunteered in Hawaii and the Philippines before permanently settling in Kelowna. He founded PowerConcepts in 1998 at the height of the Y2K scare. Since then, Frank has obtained his Microsoft Master Instructor certification and helped thousands of clients to hone their computer skills. In his spare time, he plays rugby with the Kelowna Vicars and enjoys almost every outdoor activity from sailing to hiking.

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