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99 Reasons to Love MPUG!

  1. Live weekly training on project management using Microsoft applications. All with Q&A plus the opportunity to earn PMI® PDUs
  2. Over 300 hours of on-demand training eligible for PMI® PDU credit
  3. More webinars than you can handle! Even if you watch 3 webinars a week – you still won’t get through our entire library in a year.
  4. 75 new expert articles on the way for this year
  5. MPUG community members are the nicest people we know
  6. Every single webinar training session is recorded and made available for on-demand viewing
  7. New Essentials Certificate series for each release of Microsoft Project and Project Online
  8. Brand new sessions on project management with Excel
  9. New project management SharePoint sessions being introduced each month this fall
  10. Templates you can easily download and customize for your needs
  11. Over 400 articles archived for your on-demand reading
  12. Annual Vendor Showcase to learn about the hottest Project add-ons in the field
  13. Certificates of completion for every event attended live or watched on-demand
  14. Complete transcript of your training history (on-demand and live) available in your account profile
  15. Brand new project management with Excel templates
  16. Get the Project Management news you need to know
  17. Complete certificate series on the essentials of managing projects with Microsoft Project and SharePoint
  18. Ira Brown principal of Project Widgets gives free macros to MPUG members
  19. You get deep dives into resource management
  20. New project management jobs and internships posted each week in our newsletter
  21. We don’t barrage you with emails you haven’t requested
  22. We never sell or share your data
  23. You can earn PMI® PDUs for attending web events
  24. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for you to use MPUG to earn PDUs
  25. You can earn PMI® PDUs for watching on demand recorded training
  26. You can earn PMI® professional development units for attending chapter meetings
  27. You can earn PMI® PDUs credits leading a chapter activity
  28. Chapters Worldwide to give you face-to-face interactions with industry experts
  29. You can earn PMI® PDUs for contributing an article
  30. You can earn PMI® PDUs for presenting to the MPUG community
  31. That’s a whole lot o’ PMI® PDU opportunity for $99
  32. Helpful career articles — from sprucing up your online profile to selling your ideas to senior executives
  33. 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
  34. Special offers, invitations and events
  35. Ready to create a Project Communication Plan? We can help
  36. You can attend a group gathering in Canada — in fact, you’re welcome at any MPUG meeting anywhere in the world!
  37. You get deep dives into reporting
  38. You get deep dives into enterprise project management
  39. We have a Pug as our Mascot. You can meet the MPUG Pug at industry events
  40. Microsoft Project templates await your customization in the MPUG Knowledge Library
  41. You’ll find templates for marketing, sales, IT deployment, and product development
  42. We make you laugh with a wacky cartoon appearing in every single MPUG newsletter
  43. Attend a group gathering in India
  44. You can work like a pro with our short video tips from MPUG.com
  45. We share ideas to help you be more productive in your project management work
  46. Find out what scheduling expert Eric Uyttewaal is thinking
  47. You get the chance to earn member freebies, like tees, ball caps, and cuddly pugs
  48. You can learn all about earned value with MPUG
  49. You can get agile tips and training with MPUG
  50. You can finally gain an understanding about portfolio analysis with MPUG
  51. Community groups get boxes of freebies to share at events
  52. You can attend a group gathering in Western New York
  53. Boston’s own Jacques Goupil, PMP, MCP, MCTS, specializes in delivering to MPUG members project management training that is PMI aligned
  54. You don’t have to wade through how-to content applicable only to other project management programs
  55. We’ll train you on using SharePoint to manage projects
  56. You can get trained on using Excel and Microsoft Project
  57. You can be trained on using Outlook and Microsoft Project
  58. We’ll give you advice and articles targeting social media usage and impact on project communications
  59. Daniel Bell, PMP, MCT, MCP, MCTS, specializes in project server implementations and EPM. You can catch him in replay by visiting our knowledge library and viewing the 2010 Microsoft Project Server Certificate Series
  60. We don’t use an automated email system to pretend to address your concerns; there are live people here waiting to help!
  61. We report the latest information about add-ons and new technologies related to Microsoft Project
  62. Professional development opportunities via community leadership
  63. Hone your professional skills by speaking at chapter or web events
  64. MPUG posts wacky videos during the holidays
  65. Enjoy pictures of Dale Howard on his bicycle while he shares his MVP Tips and Tricks
  66. Well vetted information from over 300 contributors worldwide
  67. We share excerpts from the most interesting new project management books
  68. Then we give copies of those books away free!
  69. MPUG is developing add-on software reviews from experts and users like you
  70. Many opportunities throughout the year to get software for free just for posting a question or answer
  71. Hang out with other project managers and share “war stories”
  72. What should you be reading?  Visit the MPUG store for top community titles
  73. Tips and Tricks every quarter with MPUG
  74. Case studies from around the world
  75. What’s PRINCE2? We’ll tell you!
  76. Want to write an article, but don’t know how to start? We can help you every step of the way…
  77. Attend a group gathering in Germany
  78. We recognize community leaders and experts and connect them to you
  79. Microsoft recognizes our community leaders too
  80. Where to get the hottest add-ons. Check out the MPUG store
  81. Groups are managed locally by professionals like you
  82. Groups are open to all, members and nonmembers
  83. Take an online session from Ben Howard, MVP from the UK.
  84. We support your local group with templates, marketing, registration, PDUs and more
  85. Not on the latest version yet?  We’re still here to help with materials and training on older editions of Project
  86. Go global.  Participate in online meetings originating from around the world
  87. Make new friends in Phoenix, Baltimore, or Minneapolis and St. Paul
  88. Attend a group meeting in Detroit
  89. Join Microsoft leaders on regular calls to find out what’s happening on the mothership
  90. View on-demand training from chapters around the world
  91. Post your thorny questions to an expert panel for discussion and problem solving
  92. We’ve compiled experts in Reporting, Scheduling and Communication to help you live
  93. We’ll keep you informed about updates and how they will impact you
  94. We’ll report on events to keep you connected
  95. If you come to the PMI® PMO Conference, we’ll have a gift for members that visit our kiosk. Come by and say hello!
  96. We’ll report from the show floor of the PMI® PMO Conference to keep you connected
  97. You decide.  Your feedback drives our schedule of events and speakers each year
  98. You’ll receive MPUG “Desk Reference” guides for the latest versions of Microsoft Project
  99. You can improve your skills and your team’s skills for less than the cost of an hour of training elsewhere. What a deal!



Join MPUG or renew your membership during the month of September for the best deal of the year.

Only $99 for unlimited access to all MPUG content and resources.




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