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Fundamentals of Project Risk Management Framework

Written on March 26, 2019 by

I’ve compared projects with living entities (like human beings), and the life cycle of a project with life cycle of a person. Similarly, the PMBOK guide, when expanded, is called project management body of knowledge or a body of knowledge for project management. Like every human being has a body which he or she needs…

Is a Change Request Required for Defect Repair?

Written on March 25, 2019 by

As you study for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or even during your practice as a PMP® credentials holder, you may end up questioning if a change request is required when a defect is found in a project. That seems like a complex question but has a very simple answer – Yes. You may…

Webinar Recap: Lessons Learned in Project Management

Written on March 22, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Ed Killingsworth’s Lessons Learned in Project Management 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…

A Detailed Look at the Reporting Tab in MS Project Professional

Written on March 19, 2019 by

In this article, I’d like to pick apart one of the more recent additions to the Microsoft Project Professional application. It has been included in the 2013 version of the product, and it is a very powerful new feature that is sure to help many project schedulers in their reporting needs.     The above…

Microsoft Project Quick Tip – Ad Hoc Grouping

Written on March 18, 2019 by

Microsoft Project includes a number of built-in groups for both tasks and resources. You can use groups to organize tasks or resources into groups with similar attributes or characteristics. To apply any group, display the View ribbon and then click the Group By pick list in the Data section of the ribbon. For example, Figure…

Webinar Recap: Data Analysis Using Project with Excel

Written on March 15, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Bongiovani’s Data Analysis Using Project with Excel 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…

Reshaping Project Managers for the Future: Part 2

Written on March 12, 2019 by

Upcoming Movements in Project Management and How You Can Prepare   We started to discuss in Part 1 of this article what project management opportunities are ahead and how PMs can be getting ready for them. I pointed out that the majority of small to medium businesses (SMB) are 10 – 20 years behind the…

Must Have People Skills for Project Managers

Written on March 11, 2019 by

At work, it’s likely that your concentration is probably on hard skills that give tangible results and allow you to perform your job. Technical skills help you maintain deadlines and keep you effectively multitasking on all of your different projects. People skills, also called soft skills, are less tangible. Unfortunately, they become much easier to…

Remove the Timeline View from the Project Center Page in PWA

Written on March 8, 2019 by

Background Some time ago in the Project Server user forum, a user asked how to remove the Timeline view at the top of the Project Center page in Project Web App (PWA). Although one of my fellow Project MVPs (Barbara Henhapl) answered the question for the user, I thought this question was interesting and would…

All About Work…for Project Managers

Written on March 5, 2019 by

  The True Nature (and Math) of Work Sometime around the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Nikola Tesla famously declared, “If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” What if we just want to find the secrets of successful project work, and not necessarily uncover…

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