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An Agile Attitude: Part 1

Written on January 15, 2019 by

Implementing Agile can be challenging but rewarding Implementing Agile can be very challenging for many organizations (especially in Waterfall development cultures), but at the same time, it can be rewarding. This article covers a short history of Agile methodology, which became main stream this decade to rev up software development with a faster approach. It…

How to Manage Task Progress in Microsoft Project?

Written on January 14, 2019 by

As you know, Microsoft Project is a tool for planning and tracking progress of given projects. While there is a lot of time invested for project planning, people (call them Project Managers) usually have no strategy for project tracking, or, if they have, they have one method for the tracking of all tasks. That doesn’t…

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success

Written on January 11, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success 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….

Understanding the Impact of Progress on Expense Cost Resources

Written on January 7, 2019 by

Background Information A user in the Microsoft Project user forum recently asked a question about problems he was experiencing with using Expense Cost resources in his project. The user stated that when he marked a task 100% complete, the Expense Cost resource assigned to the task was not marked as complete as well. What’s going…

Performance Based Leadership Transcription

Written on January 4, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of James Roger’s Performance Based Leadership 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 exclusions such…

What to Expect When You’re a New Project Manager

Written on January 2, 2019 by

You’ve worked hard for months – maybe years – to become a project manager. You’ve landed your first job, and are ready to assume a leadership role and see a project through from start to finish. Now the question on your mind may be, “What comes next and what can I expect?” As a project…

The Best of 2018: MPUG’s Top Ten Articles from Last Year

Written on January 1, 2019 by

Here’s our lineup of articles from 2018 that were the most popular! What do you think? Were any of these a favorite of yours? 1. Ask the Expert: Import Excel Data into Project – Tips & Troubleshooting Ellen Lehnert updated her article on the topic of MS Project’s import/export function earlier this year. She explains…

Saving the World Project Management (Part 3)

Written on December 26, 2018 by

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we looked at differences between private-sector PM work and public-sector PM work. Basically, we explored some common issues and challenges that arise when such disparate teams work together to both make money and save the world – and the challenges that arise when groups are trying to…

How to Get the Most Out of Your Microsoft Project Reports

Written on December 18, 2018 by

Do you ever get the feeling you are just using just a small part of an application? Or that there is so much more to explore in a tool? That there might be low hanging fruit, just out of reach, because you never heard of its existence? I believe that the out of the box…

Five Project Management Tips from Santa

Written on December 17, 2018 by

It’s that time of the year where project managers are working on wrapping up their final project reports before holiday vacation, but of course ‘tis the season to be sidetracked. The holiday season brings a lot of distractions and as a project manager a good way to keep your team motivated to the end would…

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