Hickory Community Meeting

August 22, 2013
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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CVCC East Campus/Appalachian Center at Hickory
2550 Hwy. 70 SE
Hickory , NC 28602


Michael Wharton, Project MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCITP, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA
Project/SharePoint Architect


Michael Wharton is a Project/SharePoint Consultant and Trainer. Michael’s career started as a software developer before moving into project management. His passion to improve project management processes begin in 2003 using tools like project professional and server. Since then he has trained hundreds of project managers and implemented project server in over twenty-five PMOs. He has passed over forty-two Microsoft certification exams giving him a solid technical background with Project and SharePoint Server.

Michael is active in the community. He is the past President-Elect and past Director of Programs for the NC Piedmont PMI, board member of the Triad SQL Server User Group, Triad Developers Guild and Enterprise Architect Roundtable.  He is currently writing a book about Monitoring the Project Management Office using Project Server 2013. 

Topic: Fundamentals of Dynamic Schedules


I have trained over thousand project managers on using project professional.  I have found many struggle with using Microsoft Project Professional because they bring in many of their bad habits of using excel.  In this overview of tips and tricks on using project professional I cover

1)   Excel habits that cause you to struggle with using Project Professional

2)   The dangers of COPY/PASTE

3)   How project schedule should be developed using Dynamic Scheduling

4)   New Features of Project Professional 2013

I guarantee you will be amazed at how much more project professional can do for you.  I have had project managers cry because they are so excited about what they have learned!!!

This is a working meeting designed for PMI Chapter members in the Hickory metro area.

Community Chapter Meeting 

As a means of helping chapter and local community members who are certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®) satisfy the continuing education requirements for re-certification, PMI Metrolina Chapter arranges its monthly meeting schedule to allow a 1 hour PDU training session to be incorporated into its normal meeting.

Topics presented during these sessions are designed to not only satisfy the PDU requirement for re-certifying as a PMP, but to also provide wide appeal to people involved in project management regardless of whether or not they are certified PMPs. The 1-hour sessions meet the educational requirements to qualify for 1 PDU credits for maintaining PMP® certification or to meet the requirement for attending 35 hours of formal project management education prior to applying to sit for the PMP® exam.

The sessions are open to all.




$10.00 Member Registration

$12.00 Guest Registration