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Webinar Recap: Best Practices in Using Master and Sub Projects with Project and Project Online

Written on April 6, 2019, by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Best Practices in Using Master and Sub Projects with Project and Project Online webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a…

Sam Huffman’s Book Makes #1 in BookAuthority’s List of the Best Microsoft Project eBooks

Written on April 5, 2019, by

Here at MPUG, we want to take the time to thank to BookAuthority.org for the mention of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts: The definitive guide to jumpstart your project. As featured on CNN, and Forbes, BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment….

What is a PMO?

Written on March 29, 2019, by

  Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. Whether or not you’re a project manager by title, one acronym you’re sure to hear more often is PMO. “What is PMO?” you might ask. PMO stands for “project management office.” Project management offices have exploded…

Three Reasons to Participate in MPUG’s Annual Vendor Showcase Event

Written on February 22, 2019, by

Do you represent a business who offers products or services designed to support project managers? Each year MPUG holds a vendor showcase – a virtual “trade show” – designed to connect your business with our community of project managers. Here are just a few of the many reasons to consider this opportunity. Space is limited….

How to Set up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM Solution

Written on February 13, 2019, by

  Download the Microsoft Project sample file.   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: There are plenty of organizations out there that use Microsoft Project stand alone to manage and control their projects. When…

Communicating UP!

Written on February 6, 2019, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Too often, we establish communications styles and processes that are “one size fits all”. Nothing could be further from the truth. In dealing with management, steering committees…

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…

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