Thought Leadership–A Successful Mindset for Microsoft Project (Ottawa, ON)

Thought Leadership–A Successful Mindset for Microsoft Project (Ottawa, ON)
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Wed 3 June 2020
Wednesday 3 June 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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A day to remember for Project Managers and the PMO!


Bring your team (leaders and practitioners) together for a day to demystify Microsoft Project, and to participate in open discussions with peers regarding project management shortcomings and goals. Leave with a new understanding that can help you transform the way work gets done. This event helps all participants in developing the skills and thought leadership needed to maximize day-to-day use of Microsoft Project#LoveMSProject

Morning Agenda

8:30am - 9:00am: Breakfast and Networking

9:00am - 12:00pm: Microsoft Project Design Intent and YJTJ 

  • Understand the design intent of Microsoft Project - What it is and why it matters

  • Achieve a successful mindset (YJTJ) for using Microsoft Project - Proven to eliminate countless hours of frustration and lost productivity

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Lunch (provided)

Afternoon Agenda: Two Tracks

12:30pm - 3:30pm: Track 1 - Microsoft Project Scheduling

  • Understand the design intent of Microsoft Project’s scheduling engine - Truly understanding the scheduling engine (including programming biases and evolution) makes working with Microsoft Project easier

  • Successfully schedule, track, and manage non-project work - Using Microsoft Project to assist with managing a complete day, not just part of a day

  • Q&A

12:30pm - 3:30pm: Track 2 - PPM

  • A comprehensive understanding of business intelligence, effective resource management, agile and bimodal projects, and portfolio analysis demonstrated through Project Online including resource management, Agile, portfolio analysis, and powerful and impactful dashboards and reports from the rich data repository using Power BI

  • Q&A

3:30pm - 4:00pm: Questions, Networking

PMI Professional Development Units (PDUs) - PMI designation holders earn 5 PDUs: PMI Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Session Overview

Our day begins by establishing critical concepts that put leaders and practitioners in sync with project management and Microsoft Project. This joint session educates all participants on the design intent of Microsoft Project, and on a fundamental and powerful mindset: YJTJ (Your Job Tool's Job) that will change the way you think about, interact with, and deploy Microsoft Project.

During the afternoon, two sessions will take place. Practitioners will attend a Microsoft Project Scheduling track with an intense focus on essential and advanced components of Microsoft Project’s scheduling engine, and leaders will attend a Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) track demonstrating how modern solutions can transform your organization’s PPM practice.

The PPM track focuses on providing leaders with a comprehensive understanding of business intelligence, effective resource management, agile and bimodal projects, and portfolio analysis. Throughout this discussion, the breadth of functionality to support each topic will be demonstrated through Project Online, Microsoft’s enterprise PPM tool.

Recently launched in Canada, YJTJ has been popular in the US and attended by thousands of Project Managers and professionals. Limited seating, register today!

Recent attendee comments:

“The YJTJ mindset really made me rethink the way I will use MS Project in the future.”
Melissa

“The content & presentation was great. I have been taking Project courses through Lynda.com - this is way more informative, engaging, and valuable.”
Crystal

“Very well-informed instructor; very talented at explaining.”
Ben

"Fabulous! Very clear instruction! Interesting and valid information for everyday tasks. Will highly recommend for our Project Managers!"
Jen

"Great topics. Documentation handouts and PowerPoint was solid & well thought out. Can't wait to bring back to my team."
Mark

"Dan's knowledge is excellent! Dan was highly recommended by leadership and appropriately so!"
Chris

"I absolutely followed the main agenda, and understood the importance of getting started right...making it easy to reach the project end successfully!"
Rashmi

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