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Rich Murphy

About: Rich Murphy

Rich Murphy has more than 35 years of experience in the project management field. He began as the project controls engineer for a $4 billion power plant engineering and construction project. He, and his long-time partners, have led the development of many leading commercial project management software systems. After Microsoft’s acquisition of one of those systems developed by his team in August 2000, Rich joined Microsoft and participated in the development of Project Professional and Project Server which was based on the acquired technology. Rich was the original Solution CEO for Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management system. After leaving Microsoft, Rich and his team continued to develop complimentary solutions built on the Microsoft technology stack. For the past six years, Rich has provided marketing and product development advice to several PPM vendors. In 2019, Rich joined Triskell Software as their VP – Strategy and Corporate Development. Contact Rich via email at

All Articles and Webinars by Rich Murphy

True Enterprise Governance – its more than just PPM!

Written on June 12, 2020, by

It was 18 years ago that Microsoft introduced their initial attempt to move beyond just “project management” and into the world of “portfolio and project management.” Many other players have since joined the marketplace we know as PPM. The introduction of detail planning techniques, other than traditional “waterfall” and the rapid adoption of Agile, in…

Integrating “Top down” Budgeting and Financial Tracking with Microsoft Project

Written on September 19, 2018, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Practically every IT organization does annual budgeting for major projects and operational efforts, and then monthly forecasting using a cost breakdown like Labor, Hardware, Software, T&E, Contingency, etc.,…

Integrating Top Down Budgeting and Cost Management with Microsoft Project

Written on September 10, 2018, by

If you are an IT Project Manager, you’ve probably faced a moment where you’ve said something like this to yourself, “I’ve been appointed as the PM for this major project. It’s starting soon, but the preliminary budget was created many months ago. I have to do a more detailed budget now, and start the task…

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