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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Webinar: Collaborative Project Management: The How-To Guide

Written on February 26, 2014 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. Download Your FREE Collaborative Project Management How-To Guide HERE Event Description:  Collaborative Project management is a discipline, and as such can be quite difficult without the proper training. Some project…

Quick Trick: Align Tasks and Gantt Bars with Grid Lines

Written on February 25, 2014 by

Sometimes it can be difficult to visually align task rows in Microsoft Project with their corresponding shapes in the Gantt Chart: We can fix that in about 30 seconds by simply adding horizontal grid lines to the Gantt Chart to help align the left task rows with the Gantt shapes. Click the ‘Format’ tab in…

Webinar: ProjectTalk – ‘WBS? RBS? LMNOP?’ – Project Server Deep Dive – Understanding the RBS

Written on February 19, 2014 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’ve probably heard of a WBS. But what’s the RBS? Maybe you’ve heard of that too but aren’t really sure what it is or how it works? Come…

The Art of the Agile Retrospective

Written on February 17, 2014 by

I’ve been asked to do a lot of Agile retrospectives around Microsoft over the years.  I don’t know how it started, but it started several years ago when somebody recommended that I lead a retrospective for their team, and then it caught fire from there. In this article, I’ll share a simple recipe you can…

Webinar: What You Missed at Project Conference 2014

Written on February 12, 2014 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 addition to discussing the highlights of the conference, Jacques Goupil and Scott Clausen will present a brief version of their Case Study Session from the conference. Details…

Avoiding Resource Overallocation

Written on February 10, 2014 by

In my experience, one of the more complex and multifaceted subjects in Microsoft Project is assigning resources to tasks. This is one of the lengthiest subjects we address in our training classes and it tends to bring about many questions from students. When talking with seasoned Project users, the one thing that they always tend…

PICTURES: MPUG at the Project Conference

Written on February 5, 2014 by

We had so much fun seeing you at the Project Conference in Anaheim this year! Check out these pictures from the events – we’re sure you’ll see some familiar faces!

Project Conference News: Keynote

Written on February 4, 2014 by

Jared Spataro, General Manager for Microsoft Office, and Ludovic Hauduc, Director of Development, kicked off Microsoft Project Conference 2014 in Anaheim, California with an opening keynote address announcing enhancements to Microsoft Project and showcased how it continues to evolve for modern business needs in collaboration, project and portfolio management. In the first demo during Monday’s…

PFI: The Framework that Drives PPM Performance

Written on February 4, 2014 by

Executive Summary In the early days of Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), it was believed that any business embarking on the discipline had an automatic license to improve an organization’s ROI. Yet, today, there is strong evidence that ROI has not improved. Year after year, industry analysts report that project failure rates are high and, as a result, businesses…

Project Conference News, New Apps: Advanced Project Integration

Written on February 3, 2014 by

Matan MasterLink gives Project Hosts’ Custom Cloud users, complete visibility over their programs and mega project through advanced project integration capabilities. For Project Server 2013 based private clouds, such as Project Hosts’ PPM Custom Cloud, The MasterLink 2013 app has a definite “sweet spot” among customers with larger-scale or complex projects find usually in Pharmaceutical,…

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