Project managers just want to get the job done. That’s the overriding theme that emerges from this year’s most read articles on MPUG.com. Among popular topics: selling executives on project management, communicating the project plan, putting together a project management office that’s highly effective, and tips and trends.

1. The Seven Deadly Sins of Project Schedules
By Kevin Watson, PMP, MCT, MCTS

2. The Project Communication Plan
By Bonnie Biafore, PMP

3. Task Types: Don’t Get Frustrated!
By John Reinheimer, PMP, PMI-SP, MCP

4. How to Sell Project Management to Senior Executives Who Don’t Want It
By Adrian Balfour

5. Ask the Experts: 15 Microsoft Project Tips for New Users
By Ellen Lehnert, PMP, MCT, MCITP

6. 10 Trends Ruling Project Management That Will Affect Your Future
J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP

7. Certification Insider: Analyzing Variance with Microsoft Project
By Bonnie Biafore, PMP

8. The Basics of Estimation with Microsoft Project
By Yasar Ajlouni, PMP, PMOC

9. The Model Project Management Office
By Matthew Davis, PMP, MCTS, MCITP

10. Ask the Experts: Configuring the Project Server 2010 Enterprise Global Template
By Ellen Lehnert, MVP, PMP, MCT