Overview of Microsoft Project Courses

Overview of Courses Our courses can be a Live-Online classes, Self-paced classes or In-Person Classes:
• Live, online class: You will attend 4 live session of 3 hours each (12 PDUs). These sessions will be recorded, so you can easily catch up on a missed session.
• Self-paced class: you will review the recordings of a live, online class, have a live Q&A session with an instructor and submit exercise solutions to the instructor (12 PDUs)
• In-Person class: live sessions delivered by an instructor in-person, mostly onsite at larger clients (14 PDUs)

Below you can see our offering of courses. If you use Microsoft Project as a stand-alone tool, the four red MS Project courses on the left are for you. If you are in a Project Server or Project Online environment, the blue/green courses on the right are for you: These courses are typically custom, onsite courses. You will earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) with all our courses for PMP® (re)certification by PMI®


Click on one of the boxes below to see the course description:

Time modeling workload modeling cost modeling Forecasting Programs Managing Tasks Managing Projects Managing Programs Managing Resources Managing Portfolios Monitoring Projects

Our philosophy for scheduling projects is based on two principles:
  1. The Principle of Dynamic Scheduling: When one thing changes in your project, you should have to change only a single cell in your schedule (Project Online recalculates the rest).
  2. The Principle of Forecast Scheduling: The schedule by itself should forecast the project (even without forecast algorithms from Earned Value, Critical Chain or Agile)
Forecasting Projects is predicting the finish date of the deliverables and the project overall (Modeling Time), predicting the aggregated workloads of (generic or actual) resources over time and total effort of the project (Modeling Workloads) and/or predicting expenses over time (cashflow) and the total cost of the project (Modeling Cost). These different forecasts built on one another: They are incremental.
For each model, we have a separate checklist of checks to apply to your project and consequently improve it:
  • Time Model: about 50 checks
  • Workload Model: about 76 checks
  • Cost Model: about 86 checks

These checks are all derived from the two principles discussed earlier. These checks have been applied by Eric Uyttewaal and his team over the last 20 years. They have evaluated over 1,000 real-life schedules from a variety of industries. Currently, about 100 people are certified as ‘Forecast Scheduler’, for more information, see here

ProjectPro provides you the opportunity to get certified in Microsoft Project after your course: You need to submit a project schedule that conforms with the checklist for a Time Model, Workload Model or Cost Model (See Certification on our website). We use our own software called Forecast Scheduling Application to assess a submitted schedule; you can download a free 30-day copy of this software to check your own schedule before submitting it.

(PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)