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Eliminate the Confusion – Deep Dive into Task Types and Effort Driven

Event Description: Task Types and Effort Driven are two of the most confusing features of Microsoft Project, both to novice users and experienced users alike.  For example, have you ever changed one number in Microsoft Project, and then the software changed another number in response, and you don’t know why?  In this webinar presentation, Dale…

Deep Dive into Microsoft Project Resource Pools: What They Are and Why They’re Useful

Adding a resource pool into your Microsoft Project workflow is like adding a cherry to the top of an ice cream sundae (or more specifically in this case on top of the Project files you’re maintaining or considering creating). A resource pool is a delicious “contact list” for project work. Think about the interaction between…

Microsoft Project Master Schedules 101: Common Challenges and Best Practices from the Field

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In this fast-paced introduction, learn everything you ever wanted to know about Microsoft Project Master Schedules but were afraid to ask. In over 10 years of developing tools…

Project Management with Microsoft Project Essentials

Ready to manage projects like a pro and get the credit you deserve? MPUG (Microsoft® Project Users Group – the official industry association for MS Project) is offering some of best proven MS Project and Project Management training (7 hours of self-paced on-demand training) for the one-time-only price of $9.99 (65% off the regular price…

A Brief History of Portfolio and Project Management

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is NOT eligible for  PMI® PDU credit. Event Description:  This presentation delivers and 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…

The Agile Project Manager: Leveraging Agile in Microsoft Tools, Part 1

My background in construction and construction project management includes building houses, remodeling and commercial construction. Just as a good carpenter wouldn’t have a single tool in his or her tool belt to undertake a project, neither should an agile project manager or team member rely on a single tool to provide the best possible outcome…

Travel Companion Wanted: Must Do Microsoft Project

As a busy international project planner, if I were to write an advert on Lonely Planet or Craigslist today for a traveling companion, it might read something like this: “Looking to travel the world with a companion: must like living on the cheap, traveling light, and not be fearful of dangerous places. In addition, must…

3 Easy Ways to Work Faster in Microsoft Project 2016

There are many things I point out to people attending my training classes to help them use Microsoft Project more efficiently. Usually, the first thing I’ll show students is how to adjust the Quick Access Toolbar. In this brief article I’ll show you three ways to update your toolbar to speed up your Project work….

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 7

Sharpen the Saw No doubt you know the story of the man in the forest who is too busy sawing to stop and sharpen the saw. Every day we come across project managers who are too busy updating their schedules and running their projects to stop and learn new techniques and disciplines that would greatly…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 6

Synergize What is synergy? Stephen Covey defines it this way: “It means the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It means that the relationship which the parts have to each other is a part in and of itself.” Once all the pieces of the schedule have been put together properly and are…

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