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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Planner Deep Dive

Written on May 29, 2020 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ben Howard’s Microsoft Planner Deep Dive webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. There may be…

Managing Multiple Projects

Written on May 26, 2020 by

There have been times throughout my career that I was given a “project,” but soon realized that it was really a group of related projects or a portfolio. In MS Project, a master project (or consolidated project) is the easiest way to work with a group of connected, large projects (or sub-projects) at the same…

Accelerate Agile Project Management Success with Microsoft Teams and Planner

Written on May 25, 2020 by

In our current, fast-paced world, businesses need to be flexible to stay competitive. It isn’t the best who prevail, but those who can quickly adapt to new requirements. In IT—especially software development—traditional project management approaches are too rigid and out-of-date. Even if a customer requirement appears straightforward, it is very difficult to estimate a forecast…

Webinar Recap – Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals

Written on May 25, 2020 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Raphael Santos’ Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a…

Point of Total Assumption in Procurement Management

Written on May 19, 2020 by

Let’s say you awarded a contract of $1M to a vendor to deliver a critical component for your project. The contract with your vendor is set up with a fixed price, but you have incentivized the contact to get a better-quality component with good performance. As the manager of the project, you are currently witnessing…

Six Data Points Needed to Create a Great Project Communication Plan

Written on May 18, 2020 by

Even before children learn to walk, they start to communicate. Human beings have the inherent gift of communication. It is the most basic part of our daily lives. But, what is there to plan in communication? Well, day to day mundane communication does not need any planning, but project communication requires serious planning. Try to…

Microsoft Planner Deep Dive

Written on May 15, 2020 by

Microsoft Planner is all about Task Management for teams, whether that’s organizing an office move, launching a new product, or designing a call center. Planner is all about ensuring you get organized quickly and collaborate efficiently. In my upcoming webinar, we’ll dive into the nuts and bolts of Planner, showing you how to set up a plan…

The Power Automate PMO Reminder Flow

Written on May 12, 2020 by

I have been playing around with Power Automate, which used to be called Microsoft Flow, for some time now. It is a very powerful way for a non-developer to create automated processes supporting day to day work. In this post, I would like to share how I created a useful PMO flow, and yes, flows…

Coalition of Organizations Launch the ‘Protecting People Everywhere’ Initiative Answering the Call to Source Safe and Effective PPE for Front-line Health Care Workers

Written on May 11, 2020 by

Health care organizations team with cross-industry partners to address the shortage of personal protective equipment, increase safety. In response to a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, for medical staff on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, a coalition of private and nonprofit organizations have banded together to launch Protecting People…

Three Reasons to Participate in MPUG’s Annual Vendor Showcase Event

Written on May 8, 2020 by

Do you represent a business who offers products or services designed to support project managers? Each year MPUG holds a vendor showcase – a virtual “trade show” – designed to connect your business with our community of project managers. Here are just a few of the many reasons to consider this opportunity. Space is limited….

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