April 2020

Microsoft Project Training: Part I

Please Note
Laptop and authorized Microsoft manual will be provided for you during the course.
Status: This course has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Workshop
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Frank Byl
President and Owner, PowerConcepts
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $480.00 + GST = $504.00 until Apr 16, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $580.00 + GST = $609.00

Non-Member Price: $580.00 + GST = $609.00

Student Member Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 16, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Senior Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4861
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
This course is intended for people managing multiple or larger projects and wishing to create a plan including a Gantt chart. The planning will include the process for doing a risk assessment on the project in terms of its likelihood to be completed on schedule, how to review those factors, and how to mitigate the risk in the project. Participants will also learn how to apply resources and costs to the project.

Basic Skills Checklist

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

  • Navigating in MS Project
  • Setting appropriate defaults in MS Project
  • Customizing MS Project toolbar, screens, calendars, and adding changes to default template
  • Organizing tasks in MS Project
    • Outlining
    • Linking
    • Milestones
    • Slack
  • Doing a risk assessment of the project
  • Mitigating the risk of the project
  • Adding resources to the project
  • Adding costs to the project
    • Rates
    • Fixed costs
    • Cost plus
    • Linking to Excel


Frank Byl

President, Owner, PowerConepts

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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