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BrightWork Project and Portfolio Management Software for SharePoint*

Written on August 16, 2019 by

*This post and its content is sponsored by BrightWork Many organizations rely on project and portfolio management to reach their strategic goals. However, just as many project teams struggle to deliver successful projects because they don’t have the tools and guidelines to collaborate successfully. At BrightWork, we have created software to help organizations achieve successful…

Webinar Recap: How to Link Tasks Using a Master Project Schedule

Written on August 15, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Mike Agnello’s How to Link Tasks Using a Master Project Schedule 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…

MS Project Exam Changes?! Oh My!

Written on August 13, 2019 by

If you’re a Project Manager, it’s likely you’ve heard it through the grapevine: Microsoft has officially retired their MS Project certification exam 74-343 Managing Projects. Though the exam has been retired as of July 31, 2019, those who have taken the exam will be recognized for competency until June 30, 2020. Originally published and made…

Four Misconceptions about the Critical Path

Written on August 12, 2019 by

Most non-technical people don’t know what the critical path is; whereas, those that work on IT projects know what it means at a high level, but have few insights into the actual mechanics of it—and how quickly it can change the outcome of their projects! The truth is that there are many misconceptions about the…

Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration

Written on August 9, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Prosperi’s Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration showcase session 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…

Scheduling Schemes and Heuristics for Leveling

Written on August 6, 2019 by

Figure 1. An unleveled schedule (adapted from Peter Brucker and Sigrid Knust, Complex Scheduling, 2nd ed, Springer-Verlag, 2012, Figure 3.2, p. 120)   The schedule in the above figure is not resource-feasible. Resources are over allocated, and the schedule needs to be leveled. Assuming you want to minimize project duration, how would you level it?…

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365

Written on August 5, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ivor Davies’ Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365 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…

Using the Task Entry View

Written on August 2, 2019 by

In my humble opinion, I believe the Task Entry view is one of the most powerful views available in Microsoft Project. Using this view, you can take complete control over the software’s scheduling engine while you assign resources to tasks in your project schedule. By now, you might be asking yourself, “Task Entry view? I…

Why Time Constraint is the Most Important Project Management Constraint

Written on July 30, 2019 by

Frederick P. Brooks Jr., in his famous book, The Mythical Man-Month, wrote, “Adding human resources to a late software project makes it later.” His statement is popularly known as Brooks’ law. Even before the book was published, project managers and other project stakeholders knew that project duration cannot always be shortened by adding more resources….

Split It Out (Part 2)

Written on July 29, 2019 by

More Ways to Separate your Project into Manageable Chunks In Part 1 of my article “Split It Out,” we looked at ways to separate projects task into smaller parts or pieces that are more controllable. Let’s look together at a few more areas that can be split out for project success!     Partnering it…

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