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Beyond the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium®: The Role of Relationships and Communication

Written on February 16, 2018, by

This interview with a project manager, took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This event focuses on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. Can you speak to the importance of those topics for PMO’s today? A: Agile is important because of the…

An Update from Ombudsman, Ira Brown

Written on February 10, 2018, by

MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and challenges in the practices of project management. These are experts vetted by hundreds of thousands of your peers in the community. We want to let you know what they are up to! Ira Brown, the founder and president of Project Widgets, is…

Update on Ombud, Ben Howard and Power BI

Written on February 9, 2018, by

Awarded Community Leader for his very popular and comprehensive UK web training series, Ben Howard has over 20 years of experience implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and Microsoft Project Online. He’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own EPM consultancy, Applepark Ltd, which…

Beyond the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium®: Inspiration from the Postal Service

Written on February 8, 2018, by

This interview with a PMO manager, took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This event focuses on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. Can you speak to the importance of those topics for PMO’s today? A: It is important especially for me…

Beyond the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium®: An Excursion to the Houston Food Bank

Written on February 2, 2018, by

This interview with Bob D, took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This event focuses on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. Can you speak to the importance of those topics for PMO’s today? A. From a PMO perspective, the primary message…

A Recent Webinar on Integrating Outlook with MS Project

Written on January 27, 2018, by

A recent presentation, Keep Your Outlook Calendar Up to Date with Your Microsoft Project Tasks Using the P2O Application, was presented by Ben Howard. Ben began with discussing the fact that the majority of users tend to use Outlook to plan ad-hoc and semi structured work, simply because Outlook is such a great tool for…

Beyond the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium®: Key Topics: Insights and Takeaways

Written on January 26, 2018, by

This interview with an attendee from a large service organization took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This event focuses on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. Can you speak to the importance of those topics within your PMO? A. Certainly, especially…

Project Management is Evolving, and so is the PMP Exam

Written on January 25, 2018, by

PMI has recently announced they will be updating the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam on March 26, 2018 to correspond with terminology in the Agile Practice Guide, which was released in of September 2017. The PMP is evolving, too. On the same date, PMI will release their updated version of the Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP) exam. The current exam…

An Excursion to Johnson Space Center Solidifies the Need for an Evolving PMO

Written on January 12, 2018, by

This interview with Benoit De Grace of Corporate Education Group, took place during the 2017 PMI® PMO Symposium® and was conducted and condensed by Kyle Brownell. Q. This event focused on two key topics: Agile transformation and the evolving PMO. Can you speak to the importance of those topics for PMOs today? A. In today’s…

Budgets Off Track and Out of This World

Written on January 12, 2018, by

New York City accountants recently discovered that project budgets for a new train platform were seven times more expensive than comparative projects in similar cities worldwide. The New York project had 200 extra heads, not working, but apparently being paid $1,000.00 per day. How does a project get approved with this much excess cost? According…

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