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Rich Murphy

About: Rich Murphy

Rich Murphy has more than 35 years of experience in the project management, commercial software development, and engineering fields. His project management experience began as the project controls engineer for a $4 billion power plant engineering and construction project. Since 1980, he and his long-time partners have led the development of many leading commercial project management software systems running on mainframes, mini-computers, PCs and web-based platforms. After Microsoft’s acquisition of one of the systems developed by this team in August 2000, Rich joined Microsoft, and participated in the development of Project Professional and Project Server. He was the original Solution CEO for Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management system. In December 2002, Rich and his team formed EPK Group LLC, to build a comprehensive portfolio and resource management system based on Microsoft’s platforms. Their new product eventually became the EPM Live system. Rich now continues as an independent consultant assisting clients with PPM systems implementations. He has given presentations and training sessions to several organizations on PPM implementation, Project Support Offices, and the history of project management software.

All Articles and Webinars by Rich Murphy

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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