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When a PM Must Communicate Bad News

Setting the Stage Communication is a fuel that drives project success. In fact, various experts have claimed that communication is the most important skill for a PM. Obviously, this includes how a PM ...

Create a Custom Schedule Status Field in Microsoft Project

Overview Have you ever tried to use the default task Status field in Microsoft Project? This field uses the Status date that you set in your project (or the Current date if you have not set a Status d...

Use Agile Project Management with MS Project – Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Cindy M. Lewis’ and James Mills JR.’s webinar, Use Agile Project Management with MS Project, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our...

How to Use Dataflows to Enhance your Power BI Datasets

I’m a big fan of Power BI dataflows! In this article, I’ll show you why, and you will be able to reproduce the steps I’ve taken if you have sufficient Project Online permissions (minimal Portfolio Vie...

MPUG’s newest course, Data Visualization with Excel

“Every Picture Tells a Story” is a popular saying which is true not only in everyday life, but in Excel, too. Behind every set of numerical data is a story waiting to be told. The telling ...

What is Agile Project Management?

A Getting Started Guide According to the 15th State of Agile Report, 94% of companies are practicing Agile. This statistic is somewhat misleading as it does not mean that all of these companies are re...

Understanding Earned Value Fields

In the first article of this series, I discussed the importance of Earned Value Management, or EVM, which evaluates the performance of your project in terms of its schedule, cost, and work. Earned val...

Ten Best Microsoft Project Tips –Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Praveen Malik’s webinar, Ten Best Microsoft Project Tips, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this ...

Strategizing for Project Threats and Opportunities

Over a decade ago, I was put in charge of a group of projects. One of the projects had been running for almost a year, but had never seen a single live release to the customer! I realized there were t...