Best Kept Secrets for Microsoft Project Governance – PMO Edition

Event Description:

One of the primary goals of a Project Management Office (PMO) is to define and maintain project management standards across an organization. But once the standards are in place, it’s often challenging to ensure project managers and other team members follow these measures.

With a little creativity, Microsoft Project is an excellent tool for supporting adoption of the best practices that support governance activities. During this fun and informative session, Ira Brown – an industry leader and recognized Microsoft Project expert – will reveal features available to help standardize key project management activities across your portfolio. A few of these techniques include the following:

  • Ensuring users are unable to delete mandatory tasks from their projects
  • Preventing conditions in a project that might hinder Microsoft Project’s ability to properly calculate the project schedule
  • Supporting reporting requirements by ensuring a task’s Display Name is not too long for a specific report
  • Preventing the ability to change the name of key milestones that are required to support organizational reporting

This session is geared toward the Microsoft Project business user rather than a technical programmer, and is meant to provide practical, real-world examples that improve the way Microsoft Project can be used to support PMO governance.  

Learning Objectives:

  • What is a PMO and what are “project management standards” that should be followed
  • Using Microsoft Project to ensure users are unable to delete mandatory tasks from projects
  • Preventing conditions in a project that might hinder MSP’s ability to properly calculate the project schedule
  • How to support reporting requirements by ensuring a task’s Display Name is not too long
  • Using Microsoft Project to prevent the ability to change the name of key milestones that are required to support organizational reporting

PMI PDUs:  1 Ways of Working, 0 Power Skills,  0 Business Acumen

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Written by Ira Brown
Ira Brown is a leader in the field of project management and a recognized Microsoft Project expert, Project Widgets is well-known for offering add-on products for Microsoft Project and Project Online, as well as for creating custom solutions that meet their client's unique business requirements.  This company continues to extend the scope and breadth of their offerings, thereby increasing the value they provide to customers, by creating Microsoft Project solutions that are tailored to an organization's unique needs.  They even have several free, downloadable widgets available on their website that you can begin using right away.
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