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Monthly Archives: August 2015

8 Scheduling Tips for Project 2010

Written on August 31, 2015 by

1. In Project 2010, I always use “Must Finish On” instead of a deadline date for the last task in my projects, in order to cement the task in the schedule. 2. I use “Start No Earlier Than” when something is to be delivered by an external vendor, such as, “Delivery of roof by October…

Barbecana – Schedule Inspector

Written on August 27, 2015 by

Schedule Inspector is produced by Barbecana. Product Summary: Schedule Inspector gives users the ability to check their project for errors such as invalid forecast dates, missed tasks, and other familiar mistakes. This product integrates with Microsoft Project (2007 and above).   Capabilities: Users are able to use the 30 available tests at their discretion Some test can…

Critical Tools – WBS Schedule Pro

Written on August 27, 2015 by

WBS Schedule Pro is produced by Critical Tools.   Product Summary: WBS Schedule Pro is Project Management Software that is powerful yet easy-to-use.         Capabilities: Create projects using WBS Charts, Network Charts or Gantt Charts. Use WBS Schedule Pro as a front-end planning tool for Microsoft Project or create charts from existing Microsoft Project…

Kidasa Software – Milestones Professional

Written on August 27, 2015 by

Milestones Professional is produced by Kidasa Software. Product Summary: Milestones Professional works with Microsoft Project to schedule, track and present projects    using click-and-drag scheduling.   Users can: Generate presentation-ready schedules in multiple formats Manage large or multiple projects by linking schedules across networks and setting up master schedules that update as other schedules are changed…

Webinar: DIY Reporting with Microsoft Project/Server 2013

Written on August 26, 2015 by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU’s 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 Survey: After watching this recording, please take…

PMP Prep: Qualitative vs. Quantitative Risk Analysis

Written on August 25, 2015 by

As you’re preparing for your PMI PMP exam, you’ll want to understand the basics of qualitative risk analysis (QLRA) and quantitative risk analysis (QTRA), both processes that are part of the “Project Risk Management” knowledge area. While these two concepts sound similar and both use numbers in risk rating, they’re not the same at all….

Project Widgets – Status Report Widget

Written on August 20, 2015 by

Status Report Widget is produced by Project Widgets. Product Summary: Lets Microsoft Project users generate a status report in Microsoft Word with a single click.       Capabilities: Automatically generates the report in Word Issues from the project issue log can be incorporated Reporting periods can be adjusted as needed Have experience using this software? Tell MPUG…

Separated at Birth? Prototyping and Agile

Written on August 18, 2015 by

Agile is maturing, and moving beyond the last-half-of-the-IT-lifecycle. For example, we have seen excellent discussions on the “hybrid” approach. This involves using Agile where it’s most appropriate (and where the prerequisites are in place), and using other insightful PM methods where they’re more appropriate. That approach in IT, plus increasing use of Agile concepts in…

Present Your Project Reports with Panache

Written on August 11, 2015 by

What happens when you select the project reports link from Project Web App (PWA)? Does your reports page look like either of these? Worse yet, does it take multiple clicks just to select the report you really want? How would you like to let your users work with a reports home page that looks like…

MPUG Ombudsmen

Written on August 5, 2015 by

What Is an MPUG Ombudsman? MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and complaints in the practices of project management. At MPUG we know that project and portfolio management can be seen in a variety of forms and fields, globally; therefore, we have ombudsmen in five specialty areas. These areas…

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