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Kevin Watson

About: Kevin Watson

With over 25 years of project management experience, Kevin Watson, PMP, MCT, MCTS, is a black belt in Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server. Kevin brings a unique combination of project management and project server to the field, where he is a Senior Consultant with Microsoft. Contact him at

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The Swiss Army Knife Approach to PPM Solutions

Written on November 5, 2013, by

While I traveled through the Shannon Airport as a boy in 1969, I remember well my enamored gaze into the display case of the Swiss army knives. “Dad, can I have one?” I asked. I got the usual parental questioning. “Are you sure you are mature and responsible enough to have one?” Being only 10…

Are You Smarter than a PMP?

Written on January 16, 2013, by

Part One Here is a challenge for you, in this article I will ask you perform a simple task, in the next I will provide the answer. Your organization wants to do resource capacity management. Your task is to open Microsoft Project 2010, create a single task for a “Status Meeting”, and if not in…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Project Schedules

Written on June 24, 2011, by

Scheduling is never a simple component of a project; yet in the last 20 years I’ve repeatedly run into the same basic problems in every organization I have worked for or consulted with regarding their schedules. Here I lay out the seven deadly sins of project schedules and provide you with some antidotes. My hope…

How to Restore an Abandoned Project Schedule

Written on October 20, 2009, by

Ever known someone with a once-beautiful old car that’s been left to rust away — their once prized possession now forgotten in the weeds? Often, a project manager’s schedules succumb to a similar fate. Consider what would happen if you were to tow that car out of the weeds and take on the project of…

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