Author: Charles Killingsworth

Ed Killingsworth is a Senior Program Analyst, currently working at System Studies & Simulation, Inc. (S³) in Huntsville, Alabama. He has used Microsoft Project since 1999. Ed is a member of the local PMI group and earned his PMP certification in 2014. He holds a BSBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and his MBA from UNA. Although he doesn’t run very fast, he is also a member and volunteer of the Huntsville Track Club.

This Webinar Goes to 11: Lessons Learned in Project Management

Email Ed for a copy of his PowerPoint presentation with links to referenced materials. Lesson Description:In his twenty years working in project management, if there was a mistake to be made, Ed Killingsworth has managed to goof it up. From accidentally sending personal hygiene emails to the entire company to flying to a meeting in the wrong state, it is a wonder he is still employed. Watch this webinar and don’t be Ed. Instructor Info:Ed Killingsworth is a Senior Program Analyst, currently working at System Studies & Simulation, Inc. (S³) in Huntsville, Alabama. He has used Microsoft Project since 1999. Ed is a member of the local PMI group and earned his PMP certification in 2014. He holds a BSBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and his MBA from UNA. Although he doesn’t run very fast, he is also a member and volunteer of the Huntsville Track Club. Have you watched this webinar recording? Tell MPUG viewers what you think! [WPCR_INSERT]

How to Be a Better Scheduling Analyst

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: This webinar will cover the following topics: 1) Proper way to status 2) How to determine a quality schedule 3) Macros and filters for proper analysis 4) Analysis Template Resources from this presentation: How to be a better analyst_Notes & Links How to be a better analyst_Slide Deck Presenter Info: Ed Killingsworth, PMP Ed Killingsworth is a Senior Program Analyst, currently working at System Studies & Simulation, Inc. (S³) in Huntsville, Alabama. He has used Microsoft Project since 1999. Ed is a member of the local PMI group and earned his PMP certification in 2014. He holds a BSBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). He is currently pursuing his MBA at UAH. Although he doesn’t run very fast, he is also a member and volunteer of the Huntsville Track Club. Have you watched this webinar recording? Tell MPUG viewers what you think! [WPCR_INSERT]

How To Be a Better Analyst

The majority of Microsoft Project books will undoubtedly teach you how to master the software. They explain in great detail how to set a baseline, update a calendar, or format a Gantt chart. However, most do not teach you the skills to be a well-rounded analyst, to solve problems, or how to interact with your co-workers. A good scheduling analyst will possess a combination of hard and soft skills. Hard skills are something you can learn in a classroom environment, or by reading books and technical journals. These hard skills include being able to discern whether you possess a quality schedule, determining that a project schedule is logically sound, the proper way to status a schedule, and maintaining a critical path. While hard skills are essential to management, soft skills are more critical when dealing with human beings. These soft skills include being able to communicate clearly (both writing and speaking), the ability to solve problems on your own, coaching more inexperienced workers, and having the ability to focus on the task at hand. An analyst needs to also stay up to date with current business trends, by either reading project management literature, or by networking with fellow analysts. Developing your Microsoft Project hard skills is important at the beginning of your career, but it is the soft skills that will get you promoted. Learn more in Ed’s webinarHow to Be a Better Scheduling Analyst, now available, on-demand. Related Content Webinars (watch for free now!):Leveraging Project, Project Server and Project Online for Better CommunicationsThe Basics of Schedule Planning – It’s ALL about Communication Articles:Communication: 5 Ways to Improve Your Project’s Lessons LearnedSize Matters (in Plan Communications)Ask the Experts: 15 Microsoft Project Tips for New Users

Ask the Scheduling Expert! An advanced session on scheduling pains and issues

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Download the materials from this event: Calculating Summary Bar Progress MS Project Checklist Microsoft Project 2010 Shortcut Keys Event Description:  Bring your scheduling issues and pains to this advanced session and hear expert advice on how to navigate through them. Other common speed bumps and errors will be addressed and step by step troubleshooting directions will be given. If you are a Project user, this is a session you don’t want to miss! Speaker Info: Ed Killingsworth, PMP Ed Killingsworth is a Senior Program Analyst, currently working at System Studies & Simulation, Inc. (S³) in Huntsville, Alabama. He has used Microsoft Project since 1999. Ed is a member of the local PMI group and earned his PMP certification in 2014. He holds a BSBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). He is currently pursuing his MBA at UAH. Although he doesn’t run very fast, he is also a member and volunteer of the Huntsville Track Club. Contact information: Ed.Killingsworth@s3inc.com Have you watched this webinar recording? Tell MPUG viewers what you think! [WPCR_INSERT]