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Seventeen Ways to “Tidy Up” Your Work and Projects, KonMari-Style

Written on April 22, 2019 by

Marie Kondo has inspired millions of people around the world to simplify their lives by purging their closets and tidying their homes. Her simple concept of whether objects “spark joy” has helped many people focus on what matters most and achieve a better quality of life. While your home environment is important, what about all…

Three Avenues for Efficiently Managing Your Project Schedule with SharePoint

Written on April 19, 2019 by

Any project manager knows that as soon as their project begins, there’s a need to start re-planning the project schedule. SharePoint makes managing a project schedule incredibly easy. Depending on the size or complexity of your project, tracking your project plan with the out-of-the-box SharePoint Tasks List might do the trick. If you’re an experienced…

Webinar Recap: Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online

Written on April 18, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Michael Wharton’s Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online 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…

Power, Politics, and Providing for a Project: Part 2

Written on April 16, 2019 by

Trust Building between Stakeholders and the Project Team Is a Powerful Asset In Part One of my article on power, politics, and providing for a project, we looked at two areas of importance: the project’s charter and the communications plan. I’d like to continue the conversation by outlining specific suggestions for building trust between stakeholders…

Task Types Demystified

Written on April 15, 2019 by

There are a lot of people who stop using MS Project before they even get very far into a project. The main reasons for quitting Project are: When they make a project plan and then change it, they get strange results. When they assign resources with their own calendars, they do not get tasks scheduled…

Taking the PMP® Exam? A Sample Question

Written on April 12, 2019 by

Question Your company has just been awarded the contract for a research project. The CEO of your company has asked you, as the project manager, to create the project charter and send it to her so that she can review and approve it. To create the project charter, you need the project’s statement of work…

Certificate Series Recap – Project Portfolio Management Masterclass, Session 1

Written on April 11, 2019 by

Please find the following transcription of our PPM Masterclass 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 review of webinar content. There may be exclusions such as those steps included in product demonstrations….

Power, Politics, and Providing for a Project: Part 1

Written on April 9, 2019 by

Trust Building between Stakeholders and the Project Team Is a Powerful Asset The following statement made by Dr. Gary L. Richardson, University of Houston, is one of the most commanding I ever heard related to project management and one that all project managers (PMs) should be aware of: “Projects are natural breeding grounds for conflict…

MS Project Formula Tips

Written on April 8, 2019 by

Microsoft Project formulae are a powerful way to introduce custom calculations into your project plan. Many people who may be familiar with writing formulas in Excel find Microsoft Project’s formula editor a little less intuitive, so this article will give you a basic introduction to formulas in MS Project. I hope you can get started…

Webinar Recap: Best Practices in Using Master and Sub Projects with Project and Project Online

Written on April 6, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Best Practices in Using Master and Sub Projects with Project and Project Online 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…

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