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Components of a Good PMO

Written on November 20, 2017, by

I responded to a question on a LinkedIn group, Certified Project, Program, and Portfolio Managers, “What are the main components of a good PMO?”  Obviously, there are several different models for a PMO, so I listed what I felt are the most common.  Now that I’ve had time to contemplate, I’d like to amplify a bit…

Applepark – Project 2 Outlook

Written on November 16, 2017, by

      P2O is produced by Applepark Ltd. Product Summary: P2O an application that allows you to export a selection of tasks directly from Project into an Outlook as either calendar items or meeting requests. It helps ensure that Project Managers and Stakeholders are aligned on Project tasks. Effective communications and an understanding of what…

How to Be a Better Scheduling Analyst

Written on November 1, 2017, by

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…

New PMBOK Walks Down the Aisle with Agile

Written on September 21, 2017, by

The methodologies of project management have gotten more complex — so much so that the Project Management Institute® is including a second book with its latest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide ships with the Agile Practice Guide, a book co-produced with the Agile Alliance, an…

Top 10: MPUG’s Most Popular Articles for 2017

Written on September 11, 2017, by

MPUG visitors pick their 10 favorite reads for the year… #1: PMP Prep: Decision Tree Analysis in Risk Management By Satya Narayan Dash #2: The Uses of Office 365 Planner for Project Management By Jeremy Cottino #3: 5 Things to Know about Microsoft Project Baselines By Erik van Hurck #4: Mind-Mapping Your Way to Better…

5 Best Ways to Learn Microsoft Project

Written on August 24, 2017, by

  1. Attend expert-led live training webinars and have your questions answered   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 and expert reference materials   4. Increase your value and get recognized for your hard work…

PMI Teams Up with Pearson VUE on Exams and Digital Badging

Written on August 21, 2017, by

The Project Management Institute has signed Pearson VUE to provide computer-based testing for one of its certifications. Under the partnership, the testing provider will allow people to take the exam for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) at one of the company’s 5,600 testing centers They can also tackle the assessment through Pearson VUE’s…

Real-time Conditional Alerts for SharePoint & Project Server/Online

Written on July 26, 2017, by

  FREE MPUG VENDOR SHOWCASE SESSION* 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: Automated dynamic condition based smart alerts for better management of critical projects, key tasks, milestones, resource allocation, risks, issues, change and document. Design…

Using Milestones Professional to Summarize Multiple Microsoft Project files

Written on July 21, 2017, by

MPUG VENDOR SHOWCASE SESSION* 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: With Milestones Professional, it is now possible to create a one page schedule that is linked to any number of Microsoft Project files. And when…

4 Best Practices for Implementing Project Portfolio Management on SharePoint

Written on July 20, 2017, by

MPUG VENDOR SHOWCASE SESSION* 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: Recent research conducted by the Project Management Institute shows organizations with strong project portfolio management processes are completing more projects on time and in budget….

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