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Using Sprint Projects in Microsoft Project

Written on October 16, 2018 by

Introduction This is the second in a two part series covering the Agile capabilities of Microsoft Project. In the first article, we discussed Kanban boards. Now we will look at Microsoft’s Scrum implementation, or, to use the Microsoft terminology, Sprint Projects. What is a Sprint Project and a Sprint? A Sprint Project is a Microsoft…

Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Kanban Board! (Part 2)

Written on October 15, 2018 by

From the author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Check out the NEW Do’s and Don’ts Bootcamp, which delivers Microsoft Project Management proficiency (and credibility) in just three hours of training! In Part 1 of this article, we saw that the “Kanban Board” clearly shows what is completed, what is in progress, and what is…

Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Kanban Board! (Part 1)

Written on October 9, 2018 by

From the author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Check out the NEW Do’s and Don’ts Bootcamp, which delivers Microsoft Project Management proficiency (and credibility) in just three hours of training! Sometimes managers and executives want to know only the basic status of a task or project. Questions like “Has it started?” or “Is it…

Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Online/Server

Written on October 8, 2018 by

As we all know, Project Online/Server (PWA) does a great job with managing project schedules and resource loads; however, can PWA manage other company process when we stretch the PMO into taking on more roles? For example, several of my previous clients have used PWA to estimate next year’s annual budgets. This article takes a…

Display the WBS in the Resource Usage View

Written on October 5, 2018 by

In this brief article, I would like to show you the easy way to display the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in the Resource Usage view. This view is a really wonderful way to see all of your project resources, along with the tasks assigned to each resource. As a bonus, the Resource Usage view displays…

The Right Dose of Expert Advice Makes Managing with Microsoft Project Easy

Written on October 2, 2018 by and

An Interview with Sam Huffman, author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Amazon   What’s the biggest benefit a Microsoft Project user gets from using the Do’s and Don’ts guide? Do’s and Don’ts walks the user through the phases of a project sequentially. It identifies what should be focused on, why, how, and…

Understanding Master Projects with or without an Enterprise Environment

Written on October 1, 2018 by

As a MS Project MVP for the last 15 years, I am passionate about sharing knowledge and helping people maximize their project to portfolio management capabilities with technology, especially when they are using MS Project. I’ve seen a growing set of questions surface regarding Master Projects, so with MPUG’s help, I’m looking to share some…

How to Make Your Project Scoping Process Insanely Accurate

Written on September 28, 2018 by

Project scoping is a process that should be undertaken before and during any project being implemented. It goes without saying that it would not make sense for a business to jump straight into a project just with their fingers crossed, their wallets loaded, and/or hoping for the best. Projects simply don’t work blind, and this…

Transitioning from PMBOK 5th Edition to PMBOK 6th Edition

Written on September 25, 2018 by

Project Management Institute (PMI®)’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide has seen continuous upgrades since its publication for the first time in 1996. Every four to five years, aspiring PMPs usually get the new edition. It is no surprise that the PMBOK Guide 5th edition published in 2012, has now changed. These updates are…

Five Common Project Manager Myths

Written on September 24, 2018 by

When you’re hired as a project manager, you’re hired to be a leader and liaison. Project managers guide the structure, scope, quality, and budget of a project while also representing the interests of the organization, client, and/or stakeholder(s). Perhaps because of all of the hats project managers wear, there are a lot of misconceptions about…

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