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Webinar Recap – How to Set Up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM Solution

Written on May 17, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Raphael Santos’ How to Set up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM Solution 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…

Certificate Series Recap – Project Portfolio Management Masterclass, Session 3

Written on May 16, 2019 by

Please find the following transcription of our PPM Masterclass 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 review of webinar content. There may be exclusions such as those steps included in product demonstrations….

Outsourcing Done Wrong

Written on May 14, 2019 by

Some of the Worst Practices that Guarantee your Time and Money Won’t Be Well Spent An outsourcing project, especially in Information Technology (IT), can be a long and winding road studded with sweet spots and painful pitfalls. There are numerous opportunities to veer off course. At any point, companies can make irreparable errors, including forgetting…

Forecasting Projects: Modeling Time, Workload, and Cost

Written on May 13, 2019 by

By Eric Uyttewaal There are three forecasts you can make with Microsoft Project. They are forecasts for Time, Workload, and Cost in your project schedule: Here is a revolutionary thought—if only project managers had a time machine, we could solve our time stress entirely. Perhaps, we would not even need time forecasts any longer! The…

5 Reasons Why Managers Need to Learn Project Management Basics

Written on May 10, 2019 by

Originally published on Wrike Blog. Used with permission. Critical path, scope creep, Kanban. If these words are foreign to you, you probably aren’t a project manager. Additionally, you may not think you can learn much from the basics of project management. Think again. We conducted a survey across 1,464 employees about their work management processes,…

Webinar Recap: The PMO Lifecycle – Building, Running & Shutting Down – Organizational Change Management: What is the role of the PMO Manager?

Written on May 9, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Bill Dow’s The PMO Lifecycle – Building, Running & Shutting Down – Organizational Change Management: What is the role of the PMO Manager? webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced…

How to Schedule in Reverse

Written on May 7, 2019 by

Or How to Trust Alice Some of us may remember the early childhood bedtime story of Alice stepping through the looking glass. She finds that, just like a reflection, everything is reversed, including logic (running helps you remain stationary, walking away from something brings you towards it). As a scheduler, have you ever been asked…

Three Reasons to Integrate SAP PS and MS Project Online

Written on May 7, 2019 by and

Introduction For those who don’t know what the SAP PS (Project System) is, I’d like to provide a quick definition before I explain the value of integration with MS Project Online. SAP PS is the project management module of the ERP SAP System. Instead of viewing SAP PS as a competitor to Project Online (or…

Don’t Do This! Four Ways to Frustrate and Disengage Your Employees

Written on May 6, 2019 by

Common Pitfalls of Effective Management Work can be a very frustrating place. According to a recent Hay Group study, one-third to one-half of employees report work conditions that keep them from being as productive as is possible. These employees slowly disengage and limit their work potential due to increased frustration. I believe frustration often comes…

Certificate Series Recap – Project Portfolio Management Masterclass, Session 2

Written on May 2, 2019 by

The speakers for today’s transcribed session are Dr. Shan Rajegopal and Rich Weller of Pcubed who will be designated as [Dr. SR] and [RW] respectively to indicate the speaker in question. There is also a brief interjection from Kirk who is the organizer for these sessions.   [RW]- This slide I’d like to talk about is…

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