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January 2017

Bimodal IT With a Unified Microsoft Agile & PPM Solution

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description: Most organizations today are delivering both agile and traditional projects within their project portfolio. In many of these cases, the “portfolio” isn’t a single portfolio at all; software/product development is managing their projects with agile tools, and the PMO continues to use Microsoft Project to manage theirs. A separate project management tool for each line of business; sounds like a good idea right? While disparate systems may be focused, relevant and work specific, they can also make decision-making…

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MPUG / Microsoft / PMI Chicagoland Knowledge Sharing Event

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Microsoft Office,
3025 Highland Pkwy, Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States

Event Description: A free and live event! Discussion on Up in the Air: GoGoAir’s All-Cloud Project Management Solution. Lisa Sams of GoGoAir will take you inside their Microsoft Project Online + Microsoft Power BI all-cloud Project Management implementation, including how they mapped their business processes onto the tools, and how they rapidly reengineered the typical Excel + PowerPoint manual production slog into an automated, agile, and responsive platform that supports all stakeholders, including executives. She will show how they modularize…

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February 2017

Managing Actual Hours in Project Pro and Project Online

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description: During this session we will explore the various options for tracking action hours on a project. This includes whether you are using Project Pro with and without Project Online. At the end of this session, you will be able to make decisions about how your organization should roll out the recording of action time against projects. Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the…

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A Brief History of Portfolio and Project Management

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description:  This presentation delivers an informative and entertaining look at the history of the project management software industry. It starts way back in the mainframe days when the critical path method (CPM) was just the 2nd computer application which stored a program in memory. You will walk through each generation of software systems from those first mainframe based tools, through minicomputers, PCs, LAN multi-user systems, Windows, and the latest “cloud” offerings. Along the way, the presenter will highlight some…

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Using Agile Best Practices with Project PPM Technologies

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description: Agile is one of the most common technical project management disciplines, but many PM’s don’t know how to leverage existing or even the new PM tools that Microsoft has to manage Agile projects. This session will cover both Project and Project PPM best practices in how to build, manage Agile projects. By the end of this session, you will learn how to manage agile teams and projects using Microsoft Project and Project PPM technologies. Project Management Institute (PMI)®…

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March 2017

Gaining Project Insights About Project Extensions

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description: Whether you are looking for quick productivity innovations, more advanced reports or surfacing role-based information, Project Online extensions may be the answer. During this session we will explore using extensions to Project Online. We will show you how to quickly maximize productivity for Executives, Project Managers and team members, customize Project Center and Project team sites as well as database extensions to enhance project reports. Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for…

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How to Achieve Your Big Goals in 2017 (and Inspire Others to Do the Same)

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description: The average person spends 80,000 hours working over the course of his or her life. That’s a lot of time. Those hours can build a career that you can be proud of or it can build a life that leaves you wanting. No matter what your situation, setting goals can improve your performance and feelings of satisfaction. In this webinar, you will learn a step-by-step process for setting big goals in your career and life – based on the S.M.A.R.T…

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April 2017

Differences Between a Healthy Project and a Healthy Schedule

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Description: Project metrics (SPI, CPI, BAC, etc) have frequently been talked about to measure the health of a project. The assumption everyone makes about these metrics are your schedule is well thought out and fully planned. What metrics are available for health schedules? During this session we will talk about the schedule health metrics and how you can quickly spot unhealthy project plans using OData and Power BI. Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is…

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