Implementing PMI’s Practice Standard for Scheduling in Microsoft Project

Implementing PMI’s Practice Standard for Scheduling in Microsoft Project


Kenneth Steiness, PMP/PMI-SP MCP MCT

Managing Partner & VP of Delivery
Sensei Project Solutions, INC

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Much like maps with printed directions are outdated when construction sends us on a detour; static project schedules can not only be outdated, but actually send us down the wrong path with incorrect information for decision making.  What’s needed today is the equivalent of a GPS system for our project schedules and PPM solutions.

A typical ‘Static Schedule’ is hard-coded with dates and offers no forecasting ability and as a result is not actionable. A Proactive Schedule, on the other hand, shows actual progress-to-date; reflects estimates to completion; predicts completion dates and total cost estimates; and enables corrective action and better decision-making. 

In Microsoft Project, aligning with PMI’s Practice Standards for Work Breakdown Structures and Scheduling is perhaps the shortest path to building high quality Proactive Schedules for your project.

Event Location

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA, 22042

Agenda and Cost:


Immediately before the Chapter Dinner Meeting. at 5:30pm.
Special Instructions

Preregistration is required at this PM Tools session. To ensure adequate space for our guests, we began requiring preregistration and a small fee for PM Tools in October 2011.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

Event Keywords

Hard Skills

Resource Problem Solving

"War stories" in successfully working through severe resource constraints


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

Industry / Sector


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speakers

Kenneth Steiness, PMP/PMI-SP MCP MCT

Sensei Project Solutions, INC
Managing Partner & VP of Delivery

Kenneth has worked in the project management and scheduling field for over 17 years, and has managed customer engagements in over 13 countries worldwide and throughout the United States. His focus is on process and the discipline of PPM and scheduling whenever he engages with clients to deploy Microsoft Project and Project Server or teaches classes on the subject. Kenneth has presented at world-wide conferences for Microsoft and PMI; and to many Microsoft Project User Groups over the years.

About the PM Industry Insights

PM Industry Insights is PMIWDC's workshop series that addresses the practical aspects of Project Management.

These sessions are to provide you with insights on what is going on in the local industry so you can learn from it. This discussion-based session will include presentations on tools, industry panels, interviews with industry experts, workshops, etc. The target presenters will be individuals from PMO’s, university professors, consultants, etc. 

Both PM Industry Insights and the monthly dinner meeting are worth 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) each to certified PMPs. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.

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