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99 Reasons to Love (and Join) MPUG Now!

  1. Live weekly training webinars on project management using Microsoft applications
  2. Webinars featuring time for Q&A with expert presenters
  3. Many, many opportunities to earn PMI® PDUs
  4. Over 550 hours of on-demand training eligible for PMI® PDU credit
  5. More webinars than you can handle! Even if you watch three webinars a week, you still won’t get through our entire library in a year.
  6. Over 50 new expert articles published annually and sent to your inbox in our weekly newsletter
  7. MPUG community members are the nicest people we know.
  8. Every single webinar training session is recorded and made available for on-demand viewing.
  9. Transcripts of most webinars are published for the purpose of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content.
  10. Brand new sessions on project management and how you to integrate your software with Excel
  11. Templates you can easily download and customize for your needs
  12. Over 700 articles, which are searchable and archived for on-demand reading
  13. An annual Vendor Showcase allowing you and your team to learn about the hottest Project add-ons in the field
  14. Certificates of completion for every event attended live or watched on-demand
  15. A complete transcript of your training history (on-demand and live) available in your account profile
  16. Access to project management news you need to know
  17. Complete certificate series on the essentials of managing projects with Microsoft Project and SharePoint
  18. As a member, you get deep dives into resource management.
  19. New project management jobs and internships posted each week in our newsletter and sent to your inbox
  20. We don’t barrage you with emails you haven’t requested.
  21. We never sell or share your data.
  22. You can earn PMI® PDUs for attending web events.
  23. Access twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to the best content in the industry
  24. The ability to earn PMI® PDUs for watching on demand recorded training
  25. Earn PMI® professional development credit for attending chapter meetings.
  26. You can earn PMI® PDUs for contributing and sharing your articles.
  27. You can earn PMI® PDUs for presenting to the MPUG community.
  28. That’s a whole lot o’ PMI® PDU opportunity for just $99.
  29. Access to helpful soft skill articles — from sprucing up your online profile to selling your ideas to senior executives
  30. Content from psychologists and other experts on topics of leadership and other ‘must have’ PM skills
  31. Did we mention that Sam Huffman, MVP, MCITP, MCT, is an MPUG certificate instructor? Sam has been a trainer since 1996 and before that was with the Microsoft Project team focused on product development and support. You’ll get the best deals on his book, Microsoft Dos and Don’ts, as well as our bootcamp training program.
  32. You’ll be the first to know about special offers, invitations, and events.
  33. Ready to create a project communication plan? MPUG has you covered!
  34. Access best practice articles and webinars on the topic of reporting.
  35. Read about enterprise project management and PMOs.
  36. We have an adorable pug as our mascot!
  37. You’ll find templates for marketing, sales, IT deployment, and product development.
  38. We make you laugh with wacky cartoons appearing in MPUG newsletters.
  39. We share ideas to help you be more productive in your project management work.
  40. Find out what scheduling expert, Eric Uyttewaal, is thinking.
  41. Get the latest tips on earned value and cost analysis.
  42. Get Agile tips and training with MPUG.
  43. You’ll gain an understanding about portfolio analysis with MPUG.
  44. You don’t have to wade through how-to content applicable only to other project management programs.
  45. We’ll train you on using SharePoint to manage projects.
  46. We provide training and best practices on using Outlook and Microsoft Project together.
  47. We’ll give you advice and articles on project communication and leadership.
  48. We don’t use an automated email system to pretend to address your concerns; there are live people here waiting support you and your team!
  49. We report the latest information about add-ons and new technologies related to Microsoft Project in our weekly newsletter and on our website.
  50. Professional development opportunities are a click away and available on a weekly basis in our newsletter.
  51. Hone your professional skills by contributing to the MPUG community. That’s right—reach out to us if you’d like to participate as an author or webinar presenter.
  52. MPUG posts wacky videos and articles during the holidays.
  53. Enjoy content from Dale Howard sharing his MVP tips and tricks.
  54. Well-vetted information from over 300 contributors worldwide
  55. We share book reviews on the most interesting new project management books.
  56. MPUG offers a platform for reviews from experts and users like you.
  57. Hang out with other project managers and share “war stories.”
  58. Tips and Tricks are provided at least every quarter.
  59. Case studies are brought to you from around the world.
  60. You’ll meet Ronald Smith, who has over four decades of experience as Senior PM/Program Manager. Retired from IBM, he’s written four books and dozens of articles on project management and regularly contributes content to MPUG.
  61. What’s PRINCE2? We’ll tell you!
  62. Want to write an article, but don’t know how to start? Our editor can help you every step of the way…
  63. We find and recognize community leaders and experts—and connect them to you.
  64. Microsoft recognizes many of MPUG’s community leaders, too.
  65. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in groups managed by professionals like you.
  66. Groups are open to all members registered with MPUG.com.
  67. Participate in online sessions with Ben Howard, MVP from the UK.
  68. Not on the latest version of MS Project yet? We’re still here to help with materials and training on older editions of Project.
  69. Search our archives by MS Project version. That’s right! Articles are tagged according to which version of Project they cover.
  70. Go global by participating in online meetings originating from around the world.
  71. Make new friends in Phoenix, Baltimore, Minneapolis, and St. Paul.
  72. Join Microsoft leaders on regular webinars to find out about the latest software developments.
  73. You can post your thorny questions to an expert or leave comments on articles for discussion and problem solving.
  74. We’ve compiled experts in reporting, scheduling, and communication to help you be the best PM you can be.
  75. We’ll keep you informed about updates and how they will impact you.
  76. We’ll report on events to keep you connected.
  77. We always bring you’re the latest news and updates pertaining to the PMP Exam requirements.
  78. We offer interviews from PMI® PMO Conferences to keep you up to date even if you can’t attend.
  79. You decide—your feedback is welcome and drives the content we offer. 
  80. You can improve your skills and your team’s skills for less than the cost of an hour of training elsewhere. What a deal!
  81. If you join or renew your membership during the month of September, we offer the best deal—that is, $99 for unlimited access to all MPUG content and resources.
  82. We have just released a new website that’s mobile friendly.
  83. Members get easy access to account details, training history, articles, and on-demand webinar recordings from any computer, laptop, mobile device, or tablet.
  84. Visitors and members alike can access MPUG content and resources by using quick links.
  85. Dive deep by utilizing the MPUG discussion forum, our career center, and product reviews easily from our website’s homepage.
  1. Individual training courses are available for purchase without committing to a full membership.
  2. You’ll be able to save and track your progress as you work through a course.
  3. Yes, you’ll still earn PMI PDUs and a certificate of completion when you purchase an individual training course.
  4. It’s easy to participate in community groups, which allow for discussion of topics pertinent to you.
  5. Groups also allow you to network with fellow MS Project users and project managers from around the world.
  6. We offer the ability to join or create a group dedicated to specific topics.
  7. Easily search for topics you are looking to learn about right away by filtering content on MPUG.com.
  8. Easily log in to our website to manage your account and membership details.
  9. Renew an existing account, access transaction history, and manage your team’s memberships online.
  10. Pull up your training transcripts and certificates of completion with just a click.
  11. Month-to-month or annual membership options
  12. If you haven’t been a member of the MPUG community before, you can try it free for one week!
  13. If your team or company is interested, but not sure yet, start a free trial to grant them instant access to training and our other offerings.  
  14. There is no commitment or obligation necessary to try MPUG membership, but remember our best deal of the year runs through the end of September.

 

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