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John Riopel

About: John Riopel

John Riopel, MCP, MCTS, PMP has over 25 years of experience as a Program/Project Manager in government service and commercial industries.  His technical background in Microsoft Project spans the entire evolution of the Microsoft Project toolset, with a deep understanding of how to apply these technology constructs and concepts to real-world project management challenges.He is President and CEO of PM Providers, a full-service project management consulting firm dedicated to delivering business results with project management solutions.

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Picking a Project Management Methodology

Written on October 17, 2017, by and

Companies that perform project after project usually pick a project management methodology, such as PRINCE2 or Agile, and stick with it. That way, all their projects follow approximately the same project management processes. Teams learn what works and what doesn’t, and everyone learns what to do and expect. The approach you choose depends a lot…

Webinar: “EVM” Part 2 – Earned Value Management – Not Just Another 3 Letter Acronym!

Written on February 25, 2015, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This webinar is eligible for 1 Category A PMI® PDUs 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: Due to a great…

Webinar: “EVM” – Earned Value Management – Not Just Another 3 Letter Acronym!

Written on December 3, 2014, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This webinar is eligible for 1 Category A PMI® PDUs 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: Earned Value Management…

Customize ‘Out of the Box’ Reports

Written on August 22, 2014, by and

A short clip from MPUG’s webinar with Bonnie Biafore and John Riopel. Bonnie demonstrates how to customize a Microsoft Project ‘out of the box’ report to make it more useful. Join MPUG to watch the remainder of this session and hundreds more on-demand. MPUG Premium Members have access to weekly live webinars and recorded sessions…

Webinar: The Art of Reporting

Written on July 2, 2014, by and

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: Get the full scoop on what’s new in Microsoft Project 2013 reporting and how to develop valuable reports. Discover which reports come with the product and how to create…

7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Capacity as Activity

Written on May 20, 2014, by and

This is the second article of this series highlighting common incorrect uses of Microsoft Project. The images in these posts are built using the Microsoft Project 2013 Pro edition, but this series can be useful for all versions of the product. Flaw #1: Date-Related Planning Flaw #2: Capacity as Activity This flaw is pretty self-explanatory once you see the image below:  …

Webinar: Project Talk: ‘Not Just Another Pretty Resource!’ – Understanding Generic Resources in Microsoft Project

Written on April 2, 2014, by and

  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’s nothing generic about Generic Resources when it comes to understanding resource supply and demand in the real world! In fact, working effectively with Generic Resources can be…

Webinar: ProjectTalk – ‘WBS? RBS? LMNOP?’ – Project Server Deep Dive – Understanding the RBS

Written on February 19, 2014, by and

  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 You’ve probably heard of a WBS. But what’s the RBS? Maybe you’ve heard of that too but aren’t really sure what it is or how it works? Come…

Webinar: ProjectTalk – Decorating Your Project Schedules

Written on December 18, 2013, by and

  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: OK, maybe we’re taking the Holiday theme a bit too far. But we’ve seen some PM’s take the formatting of their Gantt Charts and Task Tables pretty…

Webinar: ProjectTalk- Understanding The Project Server Security Model

Written on November 13, 2013, by and

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: With all these TV shows like ‘Homeland’ and ‘CSI’ out there we decided it was time for us to take a crack at it too! And the Project…

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