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Picking a Project Management Methodology

The Essence of an Approach Organizations that perform IT projects may select a project management methodology that follows the same system of practices, policies, procedures, techniques, and rules as ...

Becoming an Agile Certified Practitioner

Those who adapt, survive. Those who adapt and act, thrive. This is the essence of Agile. –from the book, I Want to Be An ACP. Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Agile Certified Practitioner (...

Webinar Recap: Using Custom Fields and Graphical Indicators to Analyze the Quality of Your Schedule

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ira Brown’s session, Using Custom Fields and Graphical Indicators to Analyze the Quality of Your Schedule, being provided by MPUG for the conv...

Earned Value Management (EVM) in Agile Development

In this article, we are going to explore Earned Value Management (EVM), a widely used traditional management technique, but we are going to look at it within the context of an Agile domain. Let’s cons...

99 Reasons to Love (and Join) MPUG Now!

Live weekly training webinars on project management using Microsoft applications Webinars featuring time for Q&A with expert presenters Many, many opportunities to earn PMI® PDUs Over 550 hours of...

Microsoft Project: Do You Ever Find It’s Doing Its Own Thing?

Nowadays, most software is easy to use, and MS Project is one of the most user friendly out there. Unlike many other scheduling tools, you don’t need a user manual to begin utilizing the main features...

Webinar Recap: Project for the Web and Calendars – How to Define Them Using PowerApps

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Nenad Trajkovski’s session, Project for the Web and Calendars – How to Define Them Using PowerApps, being provided by MPUG for the convenience...

How to Improve Your SWAG

When I turned eighteen, I ran away from a disconnected home and joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Periodically, I heard the term “SWAG” from officers and didn’t understand what they were ta...

Understanding the Meaning of Scheduling Ignores Resource Calendars

Background Information In Microsoft Project, you can completely override the schedule of any task by assigning a Task calendar to the task. Common needs for using a Task calendar might include the fol...