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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…

Forecast Scheduling for Real-World Projects (Project Online 2018)

Written on December 19, 2018, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: This presentation is on the NEW textbook ‘Forecast Scheduling with Project Online 2018’ by Eric Uyttewaal. The author invented the ‘Principle of Dynamic Scheduling’ stating: If one…

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…

Enjoy the Turkey: A Project Manager’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving Day

Written on November 19, 2018, by

Originally published on Wrike Blog. Used with permission. Many people see project management as a complicated tangle of work breakdown structures, spreadsheets, critical path timelines, risk assessments… There’s a reason they give out certifications for this stuff! But as David Allen astutely points out everyone is a project manager — especially on Thanksgiving Day. What…

Importing Excel Data into Project

Written on November 2, 2018, by

As project managers, how many of us have created Excel spreadsheets which we’d like to see become a part of our MS Project plans? You may have wondered on more than one occasion how to effectively integrate Excel data into a Microsoft Project file (*.mpp). We’ve had a number of contributors cover this topic before,…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts Boot Camp

Written on October 30, 2018, by

Boot Camp includes video training with PMI® PDUs, workbook with training exercises and pre-configured project files, e-Support, highly rated book, certificate, and knowledge test. Learn more…

5 Best Ways to Learn Microsoft Project

Written on October 23, 2018, by

  1. Attend expert-led live training webinars. 2. Improve your skills as your project and training needs progress with targeted on-demand training videos and searchable MPUG how-to articles. 3. Get your questions answered by experts like Sam Huffman either by buying his MS Project Do’s and Don’ts book or getting in on our new boot camp program…

What’s New? Project Management in the News (October Edition)

Written on October 12, 2018, by

Standards for Innovation Alex Simmons, VP of Program Management for Microsoft’s Identity Division, discussed, in a recent article, the role of standards in accelerating innovation. To quote Mr. Simmons, “At Microsoft, we firmly believe that open identity standards accelerate innovation. Some of you might think this is an oxymoron. Let me explain why it isn’t.”…

99 Tips

Written on September 14, 2018, by

We’re featuring 99 of our favorite “tips and tricks”! Join MPUG or renew your membership today for more!   5 Tips for Migrating Your PPM to the Cloud By Rob Hirschmann Follow these tips for migrating Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) data from an on-premises solution.   Five Tips for Building your Organization’s Methodology By Bonnie…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: September Edition

Written on August 31, 2018, by

Bringing Together Team Members of Different Generations In the project management workforce, we are starting to see a focus on helping senior people in the workplace connect with and manage the newest generation in the workforce: Millennials. This new generation is now moving from entry-level to management positions within an evolving environment and culture. With…

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