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Ira Brown

About: Ira Brown

Ira Brown, the founder and president of Project Widgets, is a leader in the field of project management, and is a recognized Microsoft Project expert. He has over 25 years of experience helping organizations implement enterprise project management solutions. Brown is the widely published author of several Microsoft Project books and a frequent MPUG webinar presenter on the topic of automating Microsoft Project. Project Widgets offers several add-on products for Microsoft Project 2013, as well as previous versions. Contact him at (302) 439-3414.

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All Articles and Webinars by Ira Brown

Project Management Challenges And Solutions – Tools, Process, And A Little Magic

Written on July 11, 2018, 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. *This is an MPUG Vendor Session. Presenter will discuss Microsoft Project add-ons and how they can streamline the integration of various applications and Microsoft Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not…

Performing What If Analysis with Microsoft Project

Written on July 26, 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: Project managers are often asked to perform What If analysis for a project. This can be challenging for many reasons: • Project managers are often…

Best Practices for Initiating a New Project Schedule with Microsoft Project, Part 2

Written on January 11, 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: In the second webinar of this multi-part series, Microsoft Project expert Ira Brown will present additional techniques for initiating a new project that is consistent with established organizational standards. This…

More Tips for Creating a New Project Schedule in Microsoft Project

Written on January 9, 2017, by

As organizations work to improve their project management maturity level, they often develop methodologies that include standard processes and best practices. However, ensuring project managers consistently initiate new projects according to these standards and processes often proves challenging. In a previous article I shared some tips for initiating a new project schedule easily and consistently…

Best Practices for Initiating a New Project Schedule with Microsoft Project

Written on November 9, 2016, 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: In the first webinar of this multi-part series, Microsoft Project expert Ira Brown will present techniques for initiating a new project that is consistent with established organizational standards. This presentation…

Tips for Initiating a New Project Schedule with Microsoft Project

Written on November 8, 2016, by

As organizations work to improve their project management maturity level, they often develop methodologies that include standard processes and best practices. However, ensuring project managers consistently initiate new projects according to these standards and processes often proves challenging. In this mini-article I provide quick tips for enabling easy and consistent project initiation across an organization….

Share the Knowledge: Integrating Your Project Lifecycle Methodology with Microsoft Project

Written on July 21, 2016, 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: Are your existing methodology practices sitting unused on a shelf? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to consistently integrate these standards and processes directly into your project planning and execution efforts? Or…

3 Ways to Integrate Your Project Lifecycle Methodology into Microsoft Project

Written on July 12, 2016, by

As organizations work to improve their project management maturity level, they often develop and document methodologies that include standardized processes and best practices. However, incorporating these standards and processes directly into project planning and execution efforts can prove challenging because these materials aren’t always easily accessible. Instead, these artifacts frequently end up in a dusty…

Beyond Macros – Customizing Microsoft Project for Non-Techies

Written on February 23, 2016, 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: Recording and editing basic macros Assigning a macro to the Microsoft Project ribbon Creating a macro to set the baseline for all tasks in your project that have not yet…

Webinar: It’s All About the Widgets — by Project Widgets

Written on July 29, 2015, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description: Ira Brown from Project Widgets will…

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