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How to Build Trust and Effectively Lead Virtual Teams

Written on July 6, 2020 by

Working virtually certainly has its perks. There’s no commute! Your lunch is just the short walk to the refrigerator away! You don’t have to wear pants! That said, working remotely can have its pitfalls when it comes to keeping your project on track and your team members working together as a cohesive unit. There are…

MS Project Do’s and Don’ts: Q & A

Written on July 3, 2020 by

Participants in my recent webinar, Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations, brought up a few interesting questions that time did not allow for me to address. The purpose of the following article is to answer several of these questions and to give more clarity to the concepts discussed.   Q: How do you set…

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations

Written on July 2, 2020 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations 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….

How to Identify and Hire a Strong Project Manager

Written on June 30, 2020 by

Hiring a new project manager can be stressful and time-consuming. Most employers are looking for the perfect mix of ability and skills, and for someone with a personality that fits with the team’s culture. A recent CareerBuilder survey found that three out of four employers stated that they had hired the wrong person for a position. And,…

MS Project: An Ever-Evolving Solution

Written on June 29, 2020 by

From DOS to Windows 10 I started using Microsoft Project (MSP) in its earliest DOS beginnings around 1986, and it reminded me of Microsoft’s Excel. In other words, I initially felt Project was a subset of Excel. Project and Excel have something very much in common: every row is a single record, and when new…

Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project

Written on June 26, 2020 by

Project Widgets has created powerful, easy to use “widgets” that extend the capabilities of Microsoft Project and make the overall project and portfolio management process more intuitive and streamlined. Most importantly, these solutions have been designed to build integrity and governance into your project plans, thereby providing a solid foundation for significant decision-making that these…

Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web

Written on June 26, 2020 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Nenad Trajkovski’s How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web 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…

The Big Picture with Story Map in Agile Development

Written on June 23, 2020 by

“I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew, Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who. I send them over land and sea, I send them east and west, But after they have worked for me, I give them all a rest.” – From the poem,…

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Set the Split Bar Location for All New Blank Projects

Written on June 22, 2020 by

Background One minor issue I have with Microsoft Project is that it places the split bar to the right of the Resource Names column by default every time I launch the software and create a new blank project, such as shown in Figure 1. I would prefer that the software dock the split bar on…

Registration Now Open for MPUG’s Vendor Showcase 2020

Written on June 19, 2020 by

  We are again bringing you the latest products and services for enhancing Microsoft Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment this July. These sessions will demo the latest and greatest offerings. The products that MPUG features in this year’s Vendor Showcase address gaps in out-of-the-box functionality (and require product trial or purchase). You get the chance…

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