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Time Management Tips to help PMs Beat the Clock

Written on June 25, 2019 by

“What’s your afternoon look like?” my coworker asked through Slack. “Spending hours feeling overwhelmed with my to-do list and not getting much else done!” I responded, only half-joking. As project managers (PMs), we all know that our jobs require a vast array of professional and personal skills. Everything from relationship management, planning and maintaining a…

Schedule a Task to Start As Late As Possible Based on the Start Date of Another Task

Written on June 24, 2019 by

Problem Description I answered an interesting question recently in the Microsoft Answers user forum for Microsoft Project users. The user who asked the question stated that she was new to Microsoft Project. She indicated that she is managing a construction project and wanted to know the latest possible date she could order wood flooring so…

Why You Should be Checking Out MPUG’s Vendor Showcase This July

Written on June 21, 2019 by

We are excited to announce the lineup of participants for MPUG’s 2019 Vendor Showcase. We’ll be hearing from companies like Prosperi, Critical Tools, and Barbecana in just a few weeks. There’s no better way to learn about the latest Microsoft Project-related apps, add-ins, and services. Truly, this showcase will feature tools that take project management…

Webinar Recap: Best Practices for Making Use of Formulas in Microsoft Project

Written on June 20, 2019 by

Posted: April 17, 2019 Presenter: Safford Black [SB] Moderator: Kyle [Kyle]   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Safford Black’s Best Practices for Making Use of Formulas in Microsoft Project webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes…

Integrated Change Control

Written on June 18, 2019 by

Outlining the Purpose of Project Change Requests and Change Control Boards Very few projects run exactly to plan. This happens for a number of reasons (one example is scope creep). The bottom line is that you should expect changes to happen! Integrated change control (ICC) is the process of reviewing all change requests, approving changes,…

View All Predecessors and Successors for a Task

Written on June 17, 2019 by

A question in the Project Standard and Professional user forum caught my eye recently. I answered the user’s question in the forum and then decided to blog about it. The user asked how to create a view in which he could select any task and see all of the task’s Predecessors and Successors, along with…

Webinar Recap: Embracing Uncertainty: How to Thrive as a Leader in an Unpredictable World

Written on June 14, 2019 by

  Posted: 4/3/2019 Presenter: Ravi Raman [RR] Moderator: Kyle [Kyle]   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ravi Raman’s Embracing Uncertainty: How to Thrive as a Leader in an Unpredictable World webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the…

Why Most Project Managers Fail to Differentiate Between Risks and Issues

Written on June 11, 2019 by

Jason’s face was totally blank and his eyes were still. He looked completely disinterested in the proceedings. Jason (name changed) is a senior project manager with a small IT services company based in Canada. Jason was a well-respected figure in his company. His subordinates loved him, and his seniors had a very high regard for…

Identify and Use the Hub for Information in Office 365

Written on June 10, 2019 by

It Takes a Village to Turn Ideas into Realities When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork within Office 365. It solves the collaboration and communication needs of a diverse workforce. Since the initial preview,…

Webinar Recap: A Disciplined Approach to Cybersecurity Program Management

Written on June 7, 2019 by

  Posted: 4/10/2019 Presenter: Brian Hubbard Moderator: Kyle   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Brian Hubbard’s A Disciplined Approach to Cybersecurity Program Management 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…

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