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Jim Park

About: Jim Park

Jim Park, PMP, provides training and consulting services focused on developing methodology, tools, and a PMP credentialed workforce. Companies benefiting from Jim's PMO support include Oracle, Hitachi, PG&E, Lockheed, Kaiser Permanente, ALZA Pharmaceuticals, Ingersoll-Rand, Symantec, and the U.S. Air Force. He's an instructor at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley and has taught public courses in project management since 1998. Jim has over 15 years of experience in the software development, information technology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries primarily focused on managing projects and developing better project management organizations, processes, and tools. Contact him at

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Best Practices for Microsoft Project, Part 2

Written on November 2, 2009, by

In this continuation of my previous article, I offer five additional best practices that project managers should keep in mind when using their current version of Microsoft Project. Know the Limitations of Critical Path Methodology Critical Path Methodology (CPM) was developed by DuPont over 50 years ago as an effective method to identify activities with…

Best Practices for Microsoft Project, Part 1

Written on October 19, 2009, by

No matter what features Microsoft introduces into its latest release of Microsoft Project, it will forever fail to address some basic needs for project managers as they approach the tool. Here are six practical suggestions when using any version of Microsoft Project. Understand the Challenges to Using Microsoft Project There’s a reason that spreadsheets are…

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