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Webinar: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices Using Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013

Written on July 31, 2013 by

  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. Speaker: Dale Howard Using his typical humorous and engaging presentation style, Dale Howard (Microsoft Project MVP) will reveal a series of tips, tricks, and best practices for using the Microsoft…

Get SET for Project Control

Written on July 30, 2013 by

  “The closest to being in control we will ever be is in that moment that we realize we’re not.” – Brian Kessler Your first million dollar project is due to launch in two hours, when the customer calls in to request a major change in scope that will delay the project launch by many…

Webinar: The Sneak Peak and the Art of Tracking

Written on July 24, 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: In this session we will discuss Assignments and Tracking in Microsoft Project. Please join us to find out the details behind these two elusive topics within Microsoft Project….

Grouping Projects by Month in Project Server 2010

Written on July 23, 2013 by

Grouping projects by their month of finish Microsoft Project Server offers users many different views to resume projects in the Project Center area. Each one of these views is dedicated to organize the information accordingly with its subject,  allowing users to understand their portfolio from different angles. In addition, Microsoft Project Server allows users to…

Webinar: The Building Blocks of PPM with Project Server 2010

Written on July 18, 2013 by

  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: The Building Blocks of PPM™ represent the common business objectives and process areas that are the business drivers behind most Project Server deployments. Learning Objectives: During this event,…

Webinar: Project Talk – Formulas in Project and Project Server

Written on July 17, 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: You have decided to put calculations into Microsoft Project or Project Server? Sounds simple! So join us on Project Talk with your ideas and questions. Learn the steps…

How To Come Up with Accurate Task Durations

Written on July 16, 2013 by and

The following in an excerpt from chapter 4 of Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step by Carl Chatfield, PMP and Timothy Johnson, MCTS. Download full versions of chapter 4 and 9.   You should consider two general rules when estimating task durations: Overall project duration often correlates to task duration; long projects tend to have…

Tracking Non-Project Work Using Microsoft Project and Project Server

Written on July 9, 2013 by

Introduction Many clients have asked us how to best track their non-project work leveraging Microsoft Project and Project Server. Non-project work can be any type of sustaining work that isn’t planned at the project level. Common examples for an IT organization are help desk activities, break/fix operations, or any other Business As Usual (BAU) tasks….

How to Handle Fixed Price Contracts in Your Project Schedule

Written on July 2, 2013 by

A fixed-price contract means someone has agreed to deliver a chunk of work for a fixed amount of money. That’s a sweet deal, both financially and project-management-wise. If the contractor’s cost surpasses the agreed-upon price, the contractor eats the overage. In addition, you don’t have to assign resources to the task that represents the contract…

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