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Bonnie Biafore

About: Bonnie Biafore

Bonnie Biafore is the author of O'Reilly's Microsoft Project: The Missing Manual (2007, 2010, and 2013 editions) and Microsoft Press' Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft Project. She's recorded Project Essential Training (for 2010 and 2013), Project Management Fundamentals, Managing Small Projects, and other courses for lynda.com. As a consultant, she manages projects for clients and wins accolades for her ability to herd cats. She has also written a humorous novel about hitmen and stupid criminals. You can learn more at Bonnie's website or email her at bonnie.biafore@gmail.com.

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Project Management Methodologies: Managing with Your Methodology

Written on March 7, 2018, by and

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Regardless which project management methodology you choose, you’ll still guide your projects through a project lifecycle. The methodologies differ in how they progress through the lifecycle’s stages or phases…

Project Management Methodologies: Methodology Meet-up

Written on February 7, 2018, by and

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project management isn’t one-size-fits-all. The methodology that makes sense for your organization depends on the types of projects you perform, how you manage resources, and your corporate culture….

Five Tips for Building your Organization’s Methodology

Written on January 30, 2018, by and

Many people are confused about what a methodology is, because the word is misused frequently. According to PMI’s PMBOK® Sixth Edition,  methodology is “a system of practices, techniques, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline.” But, what does that mean? Are the phases in a WBS a methodology? No, a WBS…

Picking a Project Management Methodology

Written on October 17, 2017, by and

Companies that perform project after project usually pick a project management methodology, such as PRINCE2 or Agile, and stick with it. That way, all their projects follow approximately the same project management processes. Teams learn what works and what doesn’t, and everyone learns what to do and expect. The approach you choose depends a lot…

Integrating Project and Outlook

Written on July 25, 2016, by

Outlook is Microsoft’s email workhorse, but email is only one of the ways that Outlook and Project 2013 work as a team. When you’re in Project, you can email Project files without jumping over to Outlook to do so. But because both programs can store lists of tasks and names, you can also export Project…

6 Tips on Microsoft Project Templates

Written on September 18, 2015, by

Microsoft Project 2013 has two types of templates: The global template and the project template. Here’s a rundown: 1. The global template acts as a storage facility for built-in and customized Project elements, such as views, tables, groups, filters, and calendars. It also contains the settings for Project options that determine how the program behaves,…

Looking for Tasks Heading for Trouble

Written on June 9, 2015, by

When you’re trying to keep your project on schedule, keep an eye on tasks. Task delays can push the project finish date later and upset the resource workloads you so carefully balanced during planning, creating resource over-allocations you need to resolve. Watching for ballooning work hours is one way to spot tasks that are in…

Customize ‘Out of the Box’ Reports

Written on August 22, 2014, by and

A short clip from MPUG’s webinar with Bonnie Biafore and John Riopel. Bonnie demonstrates how to customize a Microsoft Project ‘out of the box’ report to make it more useful. Join MPUG to watch the remainder of this session and hundreds more on-demand. MPUG Premium Members have access to weekly live webinars and recorded sessions…

Webinar: The Art of Reporting

Written on July 2, 2014, by and

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Get the full scoop on what’s new in Microsoft Project 2013 reporting and how to develop valuable reports. Discover which reports come with the product and how to create…

Webinar: Poor Man’s Microsoft Project Timesheet

Written on November 7, 2013, by and

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Only have Microsoft Project on the Desktop? Need to work with the team to update the project plan? In this session we will review options for exporting…

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