About

LehnertCS, LLC was founded in 1987 by Ellen Lehnert and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago. At its inception, LehnertCS, LLC was active in software development for large and small mainframe computers. In 1996, Ms. Lehnert, a licensed teacher, changed direction for the group and specialized in MS Project and MS Project Server training, consulting and implementations. Client industries have included technology, manufacturing, banking, construction, education, government and marketing.

LehnertCS, LLC has trained hundreds of individuals in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server. We perform training for our own clients, various colleges, multiple training companies and consulting organizations nationwide. Ellen also is an author and frequent meeting speaker for PMI, Microsoft and MPUG.

Ms. Lehnert is …

  • MVP – Microsoft (Most Valuable Professional) – awarded 6 times
  • PMP Certification, PMI (Project Management Institute) Member, 2005
  • MCT – Microsoft Certified Trainer – MS Project & Project Server
  • MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional –MSP & MS Project Server
  • Co-Author: Intro to Scheduling using MS Project
    Advanced Scheduling using MS Project
  • Author: Managing Projects using MS Project 2010 desktop courseware
  • Lead writer – MS Project 2013 certification test 74-343
  • Lead writer – MS Project 2016 certification test 70-343
  • Alpha review committee – MS Project 2010 certification test 70-178
  • Microsoft Community Contributor Award
  • MPUG (MS Project Users Group) Chicago Board – 9 years
  • Author: MPUG “Ask the Expert/Teacher” monthly column – 8 years
  • MS Project User Chicago Chapter Excellence Award
  • MPUG Community Leader Awards – Authorship
  • Microsoft Partner & Vendor
  • Meeting speaker and International Conference speaker
  • Tech editor: Microsoft Project 2013 Inside Out – Microsoft Press
  • Tech editor: Forecast Scheduling using MS Project 2010, 2013
  • Tech editor: MS Project 2013 Plain & Simple – Microsoft Press
  • Tech editor: Dynamic Scheduling using MS Project 2007
  • Contributor: Dynamic Scheduling using MS Project 2002 & 2003
  • Contributor: Techniques for Technology Training: “A Guide to Creating Memorable Training Events”
  • Contributor: Fast Forward in Project Management, 3rd edition
  • MSP Blue Belt certified in MS Project 2000, 2002, 2003 – (teach)
  • MOS Certification (Microsoft) Project 2000 and 2002 (teach)
  • InfoComm Academy – Adjunct Faculty Global Knowledge – Faculty

Some of our clients include:

  • GoGo Air
  • Northwestern Hospital
  • WestRock Company
  • Rolls-Royce
  • ABN Amro
  • ABB. Inc.
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Seminole Electric
  • BAE Systems
  • Green Bay Packaging
  • The Homac Companies
  • Napa County, California
  • Wm. Wrigley
  • Emerson Network Power
  • Aon – Hewitt & Associates
  • Zoot Industries
  • American Institute of Clinical Pathology
  • Loudoun County, VA
  • State of Montana
  • Newell-Rubbermaid
  • FTD.com
  • Indiana Farm Bureau
  • Northern Trust Bank
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • American Family Insurance
  • Allen-Bradley
  • Monsanto
  • Goodrich Aerospace
  • Guthy-Renker
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital
  • Temple-Inland Paper
  • Trustmark
  • Motorola
  • L-3 Communications
  • McDonalds
  • Northern Trust Bank
  • State of Wisconsin
  • Tweddle Litho
  • International Paper
  • Harris Bank
  • Chicago Police Department
  • United States Postal Service
  • American Medical Association
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Abbott Vascular
  • Ace Hardware
  • Kellogg’s
  • RightPoint
  • MillerCoors
  • Morton Salt

Professional Affiliations:

Microsoft Project User Group
mpug Microsoft Project User Group – Ms. Lehnert has held a board member position with the Chicago chapter of MPUG for many years and is currently vice-president. Ellen is also a frequent meeting presenter
Project Management Institute
Ms. Lehnert is an active participant and member in the Project Management Institute speaking at Knowledge Sharing sessions in Chicago as well as other PMI chapter locations.
Microsoft Corporation
microsoft-logo LehnertCS, LLC is a Microsoft Partner specializing in training MS Project and MS Project Server. She speaks at Microsoft conferences and venues and is active in the Microsoft booth.