May 2020

Microsoft Project Training: Part 2

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: Friday, May 1, 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 17, 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 17, 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 a continuation of the MS Project training and is intended for participants who have completed the first part of the course. Do not take this course if you have not completed Part 1.

This part of the course will focus on isolating and resolving issues in project development, creating custom reports, going live with the project, tracking the project, and finally evaluating the completed project. Custom columns including flags and calculations and custom tables will be developed.

Other sub topics that may be covered depending on time and interest include running multiple concurrent projects, managing sub-projects, applying various time constraints, multiple calendars, multiple rates for a single resource, varying resource levels for a single resource, and creating templates for a workgroup or team.

Basic Skills Checklist

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

  • Formatting tables
  • Custom formatting of Gantt chart
  • Reporting
    • WYSIWYG reports
    • Custom reports
    • Saving report templates
    • Exporting to Excel
  • Sorting, filtering, and grouping data
  • Adapting to changing rates and resource levels through the lifespan of the project
  • Going live with the project
    • Saving the baseline
    • Implementing the Tracking Gantt
  • Tracking the project
    • Making updates
    • Recording changes to the project
    • Applying breaks in a project
  • Reviewing the project upon completion

Course Prerequisites

  • MS Project – Part 1


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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