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Microsoft Project Management Certification: How to Get Started

Now that Microsoft has the elements in place for a full-fledged program to certify experts on its Project products, maybe it’s time for you to consider enhancing that Project Management Institut...

The One-Page Project Manager

In his book, The One-Page Project Manager, author Clark A. Campbell shares a technique he developed as a project manager for O.C. Tanner, a 2,000-person company that specializes in employee recognitio...

Mid-Point Scheduling

Not every project schedule has a clear beginning with an obvious first task or milestone start date. For example, the following training event project model is driven by a task within its project task...

How To Get Your Project People to Think and Act Like Owners

In his book, The One-Page Project Manager, author Clark A. Campbell shares a technique he developed as a project manager for O.C. Tanner, a 2,000-person company that specializes in employee recognitio...

Ask the Teacher: Resource Leveling: What Do the Options Mean?

Question: When I try leveling in a project that has over-allocation of resources, I’m never sure what to do with the options I’m shown during the process. Can you explain the basics of lev...

Scrappy Project Management!, Part 2

Wondering how to get your message across? Here are some tactics that, while unconventional — and in some cases uncouth — work like a charm. Grab Attention. If you are co-located with your ...

Ask the Teacher: Are You Ready for Project Server?

Question: We installed the software for Microsoft Project Server. I’m not sure my users are ready to use it yet. What are my next steps? Answer: This question could take volumes to answer but I&...

PERT Chart EXPERT Diagrams Project Dependencies

High quality Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and PERT charts are the foundation of every project. PERT Chart EXPERT, a bolt-on tool for Microsoft Project from Critical Tools, will save dozen of hours i...

Managing Reports with Project Portfolio Server 2007

In a previous article, I addressed the capabilities of Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007 to align portfolios comprised of projects, programs and applications with an organization’s strate...