Cindy Lewis

Owner and Scheduling Expert
4 Pillars of Success®


Projects drive business success. The more information you have about those projects, the better your business will be able to retain customers, gain market share, and be competitive. Microsoft’s Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Solution, often referred to as Project Online, is an ideal way to manage projects. I frequently hear employees say they don’t know what projects are active, the status of projects, and they don’t know if they are at resource capacity or have idle resources. These questions and more are easily answered with Project Online.

Through explanations and demonstrations, you will see how individuals in different roles use Project Online including team members, project managers, resource managers, executives, and PMO staff. You will learn about the capabilities to manage a mix of waterfall and agile projects and how information flows up to dashboard reports. You will learn about the project manager’s enhanced capabilities when using Project Professional. The Project Online solution fits businesses of all sizes, from firms with just a handful of employees to multi-national companies.

In this presentation we will cover common questions such as “What software do I need to use Project Online?” and “Why Should I Choose Microsoft’s Enterprise Solution?” References will be provided to help you share answers with others. Attendees will have the option to reach out to the speaker for additional questions.


Cindy Lewis is a project management consultant and trainer with 4 Pillars of Success®, her consultancy. She travels frequently to help clients around the world gain business value and is also a sought-after speaker who presents on a variety of topics related to project management. Her book, Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step, was published May 2019 by Microsoft Press.

Cindy is a multiyear recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award, with specific expertise in Microsoft Project and Project Online. She is also a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).

In addition, Cindy is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). She earned her MBA degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and her Bachelor’s degree from WMU in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

To stay current with the latest industry developments and explore new ideas, Cindy attends as many professional events and conferences as she can. She is active in her local chapter of the PMI and enjoys both sharing her knowledge with the project management community and helping others gain satisfaction in what they do.