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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Scrum: First Establish a Firm Foundation

Written on June 25, 2013 by

Scrum is a framework for organizing and managing work. Scrum is not a standardized process where you methodically follow a series of sequential steps that are guaranteed to produce, on time and on budget, a high-quality product that delights customers. Instead, Scrum is based on values, principles, and practices that provide the foundation to which…

Webinar: Project Budgeting and Cost Tracking with Microsoft Project 2010-2013

Written on June 19, 2013 by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Budgeting and Cost Tracking is one of the PPM Building Blocks of Proactive Scheduling. This webinar will show you how to set up your project so that you can…

Cancelling a Project (Without Cancelling Your Career)

Written on June 18, 2013 by

As project managers, we’re hard-wired not to quit. People who quit something easily don’t find the role of project manager to be at all attractive. Project managers are, by nature, optimistic. We are the results-oriented, challenge-motivated, never-say-die, make-it-happen, see-the-glass-half-full sort of people. After all, when the project is in its infancy, where there is nothing…

Webinar: Project Talk – Effective Program Management Techniques in Project Server

Written on June 13, 2013 by and

  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: Whether or not you have the PgMP designation or other alphabet soup after your name, sooner or later you’ll probably need to direct, manage, or coordinate efforts across…

Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple: Displaying Task Paths

Written on June 11, 2013 by

Trying to unravel the complexity of a large project plan can be quite difficult, especially with multiple links between tasks and links that might even disappear from the screen. Microsoft has created a new feature called the Task Path that highlights the successors and predecessors in the schedule. The highlighting is displayed in the Gantt…

Tips from the Project Pro: Ben Howard, MVP

Written on June 10, 2013 by

Being a Microsoft Project MVP, share with the MPUG community a favorite tip to using Microsoft Project like a Pro? The real trick, for me at least, is to is follow a simple method for creating and updating your project.  Don’t make anything more complex than it needs to be, and don’t be daunted by…

Webinar: PM in a Candy Store – Which Project 2013 Offering is Right for You

Written on June 6, 2013 by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Come hear the succinct differences and determine the best solution to meet your needs. Which Project 2013 Offering is Right For You?…

Hershey Learns Lessons Building Electronic Medical Records System

Written on June 4, 2013 by

At the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, patients and doctors now enjoy the benefits of a system which increasingly uses electronic medical records. But before the current EMR system was developed, administrators at Hershey had to learn a tough lesson – let doctors care for patients and…

Tips From The Project Pros: Carl Chatfield and Tim Johnson

Written on June 1, 2013 by and

Being a Microsoft Project experts, share with the MPUG community a favorite tip to using Microsoft Project like a Pro? Carl:  “The best strategy I can recommend is this: know how to get yourself out of a jam. For new users especially, Project can have a steep learning curve. A good learning strategy is to…

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