PMI Orange County

2022 August 20th Educational Workshop - 3 PDUs

2022 August 20th Educational Workshop - 3 PDUs

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Applying Advanced Project Planning and Scheduling Methods

Speaker: Michael M. Bissonette, MS, MBA, PfMP

Title: Founder

Company: RTConfidence, Inc.

August 20, 2022 

Presentation Description

Description of Topic/Presentation:

In this course, you will learn about the various facets of Project Planning and specifically Scheduling through hands-on usage of one of the most advanced Project Management Tools and Techniques – the IMS (Integrated Master Schedule).  You will learn concepts that facilitate the development of good project plans which support the usage of other appropriate “Bests Practice” tools and techniques.  By mastering these IMS tools and techniques, you will enhance your team’s project performance and increase your credibility as a high caliber project manager and/or functional lead.

The hands-on experience requires having Microsoft Project( bring your laptops). Those without Microsoft Project can team up with those that do have it, or download a FREE One-Month Trial Version of Microsoft Project®.


Learning Objectives:

  1. The Rationale and General Concepts behind Planning and Scheduling
  2. Learning the Practical Application of Creating an IMS through actual hands-on experience
  3. Creating a Valid IMS (Integrated Master Schedule) Using MS Project® & Chrono™ (an innovative add-in to MS Project that eases the development, baselining, and updating of valid IMS’s and sets then up to readily integrate with other valuable tools and techniques)
  4. The concept of developing a “balanced” project plan that meets all Project Constraints within organizational risk tolerance thresholds

Obtain free limited license of Chrono via downloads from link at

Speaker Bio(s)

Michael M. Bissonette, PfMP

Michael M. Bissonette (MS, MBA, PfMP) is a highly successful engineer-turned-businessman and is considered both a thought-leader and subject matter expert in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management within several diverse industries (Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Electronics, Clean Tech, Industrial Equipment, and SaaS [Software as a Services]).

His work experience spans over 40 years of product development and organizational management, including executive positions in large Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of two books.  His first book, “Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach” was published by PMI in 2016.  His second book is on the subject of “Strategic Project Management” and was published in 2021.  He is an adjunct instructor at Clarkson University where he teaches “Strategic Project Management” in a MS in Engineering Management curriculum.

Mike is an entrepreneur (Founder of RTConfidence, Inc. – developer of Chrono™, the most advanced and affordable integrated IMS (Integrated Master Schedule)/SRA (Schedule Risk Analysis)/ESM (Earned Schedule Management) SaaS Tool on the market.  He is also a PMI chapter board member for the Orange County, CA chapter.  Mike has spoken at many events (domestic and international), is a volunteer in probation at juvenile detention facilities, is an avid sports enthusiast, and enjoys oil painting.


The Cove at UCI - UCI Beall Applied Innovation, 5270 California Ave Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92617

Free Parking 


7:30 a.m. - Registration, Networking (in-person attendees), and light Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Intro (Zoom to open at 7:45 a.m. for online attendees)
8:15 a.m. - Presentation (3 PDUs, 3-hour session, 2 breaks)
11:15 a.m. - Wrap-up
11:30 a.m. - Networking
12 noon - Adjourn

Refreshments: Morning (Bagels, Donuts, Coffee, Juice) 



In Advance

(Until Aug 19th)

At the Door

(Aug 20th, up to 8 a.m.)

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Non Member Pricing



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Registration Closed

Registration Deadline: Must register before 8:00 AM on day of event.

PDUs: 2.5 - Ways of Working (formerly Technical), 0.5 - Business Acumen (formerly Strategic & Business Mgmt)

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Event Properties

Event Date 08-20-2022 7:30 am
Event End Date 08-20-2022 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-22-2022 5:00 pm
Cut off date 08-20-2022 8:00 am
Individual Price See Cost section above
Location Cove at UCI - UCI Beall Applied Innovation
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