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Author: Dian Schaffhauser

Dian Schaffhauser is MPUG’s editor. She’s been covering project management, business transformation and topics technical as a journalist and editor since IBM released its first PC. She invites you to send your best story ideas for MPUG to her at editor@mpug.com. She promises to let you know what she really thinks.

Survey: Reporting Bad News about Projects

Bad news with projects abounds. More than nine in 10 project managers (94 percent) have had to deliver bad news to managers or executives in the last year, according to a recent, online survey hosted ...

Survey: PMOs Have Room for Improvement

Project management offices are there to take on the big project work within an organization. For example, the most important job for the PMO is to oversee project reporting and communications. Job two...

Scheduling Master Tom Henry on Why We Shouldn’t Run Projects in Our Heads

Tom Henry a senior consultant at Campana & Schott, spends his weeks implementing enterprise project management systems for clients in multiple segments and training them on how to get the most out...

How Enterprise Social Collaboration Can Get You Over the Project Wall: An Interview with Ken Winell

Last October, a few months after Ken Winell had joined Tough Mudder as vice president of technology, he found himself wading through the mud, risking electrical shock and pulling himself over walls in...

Ben Howard on Managing New Product Development

  Ben Howard has spent a career in implementing complex enterprise solutions for organizations around the world, earning him his Most Valuable Professional credential from Microsoft. He currently...

Steven Squyres Doesn’t Mind Failure: An Interview with the Scientist behind the Mars Rovers

Even if you don’t know who Steven Squyres is, you know about his work. Currently a member of the physical sciences faculty at Cornell University in New York, Squyres, and his team members worked...

Get Your Project Back on Track

Mitzi, a portfolio manager with a regional insurance provider, was sent into a project that had been underway for a couple of years. “It was behind its deadlines, way over budget, and the team w...

Ernst & Young Buys UMT Consulting

Project and portfolio management consultancy UMT has been acquired by Ernst & Young in the United States. The smaller firm, which has offices in 10 locations, was named Microsoft PPM partner of th...

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