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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Using Local Calendars in the PPM Platform

Written on December 29, 2017 by

Working as a PPM consultant offers me opportunities to interact with many different clients, all of which have diverse needs and requirements. A couple of weeks ago, I received a very interesting request from a company I am engaged with regarding the utilization of custom calendars by their project managers. Before we deep dive into…

PMO Future Insights

Written on December 26, 2017 by

This interview with James Keller, ITPMO Manager of a large telecommunications firm, took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This particular event focused on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. We’re curious if you could speak to the importance of one or both…

MPUG’s Most Popular Articles of 2017

Written on December 22, 2017 by

MPUG visitors pick their favorite reads of the year… #1: PMP Prep: Decision Tree Analysis in Risk Management By Satya Narayan Dash #2: 5 Things to Know about Microsoft Project Baselines By Erik van Hurck #3: The Uses of Office 365 Planner for Project Management By Jeremy Cottino #4: Mind-Mapping Your Way to Better Microsoft…

Keep Your Outlook Calendar Up to Date with Your Microsoft Project Tasks Using the P2O Application

Written on December 20, 2017 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: Outlook is the tool we all use to manage our day to day corporate and personal tasks, and yet as Project Managers or Team Members we’re also expected to…

What MS Project Managers Can Learn from the Equifax Breach

Written on December 19, 2017 by

The recent and massive data breach at Equifax shows us just how vulnerable we are in many critical ways: from attacks on our personal information to attacks on the very companies that cut our pay checks. When thinking about safeguarding the companies that we work for, we face millions of collective hacking attempts every day, and…

PMI® PMO Symposium 2017 Survey: PMOs are Looking to Evolve

Written on December 18, 2017 by

This November, MPUG was fortunate to have attended the PMI® PMO Symposium® 2017 in Houston, Texas. We were joined by hundreds of Project Managers, PMO Leaders, Managers, and Executives, who collectively attended over 80 sessions and workshops. The 4-day event focused on Agile Transformation and the Evolving PMO. One of our top goals was to…

Understanding the Microsoft PPM Public Power BI Content Pack

Written on December 13, 2017 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: Microsoft recently announced the new Power BI Content Pack for Microsoft PPM.  This content pack allows organizations to deploy out-of-the-box reporting in a new Project Web App instance; so…

5 Things You Must Do to Manage Projects with Microsoft Project

Written on December 8, 2017 by

5 things you must DO to manage projects successfully with Microsoft Project. From the expert that helped build it and wrote the book. 1. Do organize the project logically. Use summary tasks to outline your project for logical reporting. 1 Letters 1.1 A 1.2 B 2 Numbers 2.1 One 2.2 Two 2.3 C 1.1 and 1.2…

Advanced Tips for Resolving Resource Over/Underallocation

Written on December 6, 2017 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: Learn the advanced tips and tricks of how MVP’s and the Best Schedulers worldwide resolve resource under or overallocation with MS Project. Presenter Info: Tim Runcie, PMP, MCP, MCTS,…

Resource Management: Lost in the Woods? Here is Your Way Out

Written on December 6, 2017 by and

Resource management is a complex subject. There are many aspects to resource management using Project Server or Project Online. Just look at this course from ProjectPro Corp that outlines those aspects: https://projectprocorp.com/pages/managing-resources-with-project-server-2016. Capacity planning, demand management, balancing, allocation, optimizing and leveling. These are just some of the terms that you need to be aware of…

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