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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Webinar: The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Project: Part 3

Written on April 29, 2015 by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description: Part 3 is all about communication…

3-Step Bulk Editing in Project Server

Written on April 28, 2015 by

Project Server is a great tool for showing data from multiple projects. In fact, that’s what makes it so good to use when you’re working with a portfolio of projects. In Project Server 2010 there were open source tools you could install called “Solution Starters,” extensions to Project Server that provided additional functionality. One extension…

Webinar: The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Project: Part 2

Written on April 22, 2015 by

  Watch Session 3 Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description: In part…

Webinar: The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Project: Part 1

Written on April 22, 2015 by

*Please Note: Due to a technical issue with part 1 that resulted in it ending approximately 38 minutes into the session, we reorganized part 2 and 3 to include the remainder of part 1. This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Watch Session 2 Event…

How to Rename a Microsoft Project through PWA

Written on April 21, 2015 by

Here’s a situation that comes up often enough. Somebody creates a project in Microsoft Project Server 2010 or 2013 and gives it a particular name. Then later your project management office or business team decides to rename the project. Here’s how you can do that through Project Web Access (PWA). 1. Go to PWA and click “Project…

Block Scheduling

Written on April 16, 2015 by

Microsoft Project MVP Sam Huffman explains “Block Scheduling” and how it is used when a task within a project is driving all of the other tasks as well as the project start and finish dates. Join MPUG to access full-length, live webinar training sessions and hundreds more on-demand. Take a look at our other Project…

Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts: Creating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 4

Written on April 14, 2015 by

This article will make the most sense if you read the previous three (short) parts first: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 In this final segment of the series I will create a custom group for use in reporting and graphing purposes. The report will look similar to the figure below at the end of this blog….

Webinar: Portfolio Management Made Easy with Project Online/Project Server 2013

Written on April 8, 2015 by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description: Is your organization running the correct…

7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Forgetting to Set a Status Date

Written on April 7, 2015 by

This is the last article of this series highlighting common incorrect uses of Microsoft Project. The images are built using the Microsoft Project 2013 Pro edition, but this series can be useful for all versions of the product. This article will be about setting a status date. Flaw #1: Date-Related Planning Flaw #2: Capacity as Activity  Flaw #3: Lack of Structure (Work Breakdown Structure) Flaw #4: Too…

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