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Monthly Archives: October 2019

New Microsoft Project Roll Out

Written on October 31, 2019 by

We heard from Jared Spataro, Corporate VP for Microsoft 365, a few days ago with a big announcement! The new MS Project has rolled out to customers worldwide, and with it a new subscription plan, too. The new, updated software boasts: A new experience that is simple and powerful Easier ways to collaborate utilizing Teams…

A Short History of Project Management

Written on October 29, 2019 by

  Have you ever wondered about the history of project management, or how it evolved into its’ present day usage? This article will cover most of the major project management happenings throughout history. The stages of time will cover the BC time period, the 1900’s where the root of modern project management was driven by…

All About the Capacity Line in Project Web App

Written on October 28, 2019 by

I had an interesting discussion with a colleague recently about how Project Online calculates the Capacity values for resources shown on the Capacity Planning page in Project Web App. As a result of this conversation, allow me to provide you with a brief overview of how Project Online calculates the Capacity values for each resource…

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 3 – Best Practices & Real World Use of Agile with MS Project / Project PPM

Written on October 25, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 3 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. There may be…

Mastering Microsoft Project Visualization – Part 3 – Printing in Microsoft Project Demystified

Written on October 23, 2019 by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 0.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: There is a need for a paper version of your schedule. Even in the age of Wearables, AR and tablets. Learn how to get a good print…

Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

Written on October 22, 2019 by

Wheels up! Even though I’ve logged many more hours in Microsoft’s flight simulator than on anything that flies, I have come to appreciate a pilot’s habits and routines in my own day-to-day project work. Flights in the air and projects on the ground both follow a similar regimen when examined side-by-side. From aviation protocols and…

Keeping Cool in Heated Conditions

Written on October 21, 2019 by

Fall is upon us with its crisp autumn air. That does not mean that things can’t heat up in the workplace though. All it takes is a little work stress or a misplaced word, to cause heated conditions. With those fiery conditions come heightened emotions, causing reactions instead of responses to the people around us…

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM

Written on October 17, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. There may be…

Mastering Microsoft Project Visualization – Part 2 – Bending Microsoft Project Reports to your Will

Written on October 16, 2019 by

  Watch Part 3 on-demand   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.   Event Description: Versions 2013 and up of the Microsoft Project application contain a very powerful reporting module. Erik van Hurck will share 3 tips…

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

Written on October 15, 2019 by

Two woodcutters were assigned to chop wood in a forest. Both formed a team and started early and earnestly. Although working a distance from each other, they felt the competition to produce the best results. On that first day, the first woodcutter heard his counterpart stop cutting before the day was really finished. He was…

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