Control Methods and Practices with Microsoft Project

Increase the knowledge and skills required for the scheduling, resourcing, and communicating to execute large, complex projects.

Training Objectives & Major Topics:

Upon completion of this training, participants will possess the knowledge/skills associated with Advanced Project Success Method process/ techniques, along with advanced user skills in Microsoft Project and PSI’s Advanced Utilities software, required to:

  1. Apply advanced scheduling techniques in both the project planning and control processes.
  2. Update and analyze project schedules in complex situations.
  3. Update and analyze project resource and cost information.
  4. Use project control metrics to determine project “health” and proactively diagnose negative trends.
  5. Evaluate the applicability and relative value of alternative approaches to communication and data collection in the project control process.
  6. Conduct more effective control meetings and prepare appropriate status communications.
  7. Refresh their knowledge and enthusiasm for Project Success Method principles and terminology.

Program Duration:

1 Day (9 hours including midday lunch break)

Program Cost:

$850 per participant. Discounts available based on class location, participant volume, and/or multiple class commitments.

Program Format:

  • Presentation/discussion of concepts with examples and exercises to reinforce learning.
  • Hands-on use of Microsoft Project and PSI’s Advanced Utilities for Microsoft Project on a case project of significant size and complexity.

Provided to Program Participants:

  1. A complete course notebook is distributed, including step-by-step software user instructions.
  2. PSI’s Advanced Tools for Microsoft Project is provided on compact disc. The software utility enhances the performance of Microsoft Project including features not found in other commercially available products.

Target Audience:

This program is primarily designed for project leaders, project managers, project office personnel, project management support resources, and schedule analysts for organizations interested in resource planning and budgeting single or multiple project situations.

The course will be of primary interest to individuals also seeking to increase their knowledge/skills in the application of the Project Success Method and Microsoft Project software tool in their workplace. The audience will be limited to no less than ten, and no more than fifteen participants per session.


Participants must have completed the following PSI training programs:

  • Project Success 101
  • Toolkit for Microsoft Project

Our recommendation is that prior attendance of both courses have occurred within the last two years.


Project Success Method Courses

Atlanta – In Person & Live Instructor Led Virtual Class – April 2-3, 2024

These in-person / virtual classes include course materials, breakout sessions, and demonstrations.