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Chicago: Knowledge Sharing On Microsoft Technologies


Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

Chicago: Knowledge Sharing On Microsoft Technologies

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PMI Chicagoland is doing a reprise of the March Knowledge Sharing in April – with a bit of a twist on the topics. Due to the overwhelming response, the April Knowledge Sharing will reprise the MPUG/PMI Chicagoland discussion on Microsoft Technologies – MS Project/MS Project Server on Thursday, April 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Microsoft, 400 E. Randolph, Street, Suite 200, in Chicago.

Please join us for this free joint MPUG/Microsoft/PMI Chicagoland Knowledge Sharing and earn 2 PDUs for participating. Discussion on Microsoft Technologies – MS Project/MS Project Server. Three speakers Bryan Quick of Microsoft, Ellen Lehnert, MVP, PMP, of LehnertCS, LLC and Dan Friedrich, CEO of Friedrich, Klatt and Associates.

The event will be hosted by Microsoft, MPUG and PMI Chicagoland. There is limited capacity and the building is secured, so please register by April 22. In March, registration was closed early when capacity was reached. The same is true for April, so sign up soon!

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About the Speakers: 

Ellen Lehnert is a Microsoft Project MVP with over 20 years of corporate training and consulting experience. Ellen teaches customized classes as well as develops customized processes for using MS Project and MS Project Server. She is the co-author of “Best Practices Managing Projects using MS Project 2013” – Beginning and Advanced courseware and she is the author of “Managing Projects using MS Project 2010 desktop” courseware, a contributor and editor for many reference books, writes the monthly “Ask the Expert” column for the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) newsletter, lead writer for the 74-343 MS Project 2013 certification test, a developer of the 70-178 MS Project 2010 certification test, and frequent meeting speaker. Ellen brings a unique combination of licensed teacher, programming background and real world consulting experience to her classes and her clients. See MS Project tips and tricks on her website,

Dan Friedrich is President of MPUG Chicago, and CEO/CTO of Friedrich, Klatt and Associates, a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner named Microsoft's Global Partner of the Year in 2007 for Enterprise Project Management for an Earned Value Data Mart solution. His firm specializes in Project Business Intelligence and Complex Program Management solutions. The firm's clients include Fortune 500 firms with some of the largest Project Server implementations, DOE labs, financial services firms, manufacturers, and many of the largest US defense and aerospace contractors. Dan's avocation is comedy sketch writing, directing, and performing, and he is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and Improv Olympic.

Bryan Quick is the Microsoft Project Solution Specialist serving WI, IL and IN. Prior to joining Microsoft last year, Bryan was a Project user with over 12 years of experience in Project Management and PMO leadership.

About PMI Chicagoland: 

PMI-Chicagoland was chartered in 1977 with a membership base of over 4,000, the chapter is one of the largest (6th) and most active chapters in the world. Our programs are focused on serving local project management practitioners, organizations and universities by providing the tools and support needed to embrace, value, and promote success in project management. Chapter members enjoy discounts on events, receive Chicagoland chapter publications, certification information and benefit from resources in professional development, mentoring, networking and community outreach. If you would like to become a member of the Chapter, would like to volunteer or know of someone who would like to join the chapter, please visit our website 

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Microsoft Downtown Officce
400 E. Randolph Street
Ste 200
Chicago, IL

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Where Project Managers and Microsoft® Meet. MPUG delivers our users relevant and independent Microsoft Project Management content, resources, opportunities and community networking world wide. MPUG connects thousands of project management practitioners -- to help them better leverage their investment in Microsoft tools such as Microsoft Project, Excel and Sharepoint for Project Management and ultimately advance their businesses and careers.

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