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An Agile Attitude: Part 2

Written on January 21, 2019 by

In Part 1, we looked at the history of Agile and the Waterfall vs. Agile model. Now, I’d like to pick up where we left off and consider how MSP is adapting to more and more organizations implementing Agile.   A Short History of Microsoft Project (Or How MSP is Adapting to Agile) Microsoft Project…

Less Stress Isn’t Always Best – Tips for Handling Stress as a Project Manager

Written on January 18, 2019 by

Stress is a part of work. You may experience it from external activities such as deadlines, time constraints, disconnects in communication, and/or errors in work processes. There are also internal stressors that come from challenges to your personal feelings and beliefs. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s NIOSH report found that 40% of workers…

An Agile Attitude: Part 1

Written on January 15, 2019 by

Implementing Agile can be challenging but rewarding Implementing Agile can be very challenging for many organizations (especially in Waterfall development cultures), but at the same time, it can be rewarding. This article covers a short history of Agile methodology, which became main stream this decade to rev up software development with a faster approach. It…

How to Manage Task Progress in Microsoft Project?

Written on January 14, 2019 by

As you know, Microsoft Project is a tool for planning and tracking progress of given projects. While there is a lot of time invested for project planning, people (call them Project Managers) usually have no strategy for project tracking, or, if they have, they have one method for the tracking of all tasks. That doesn’t…

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success

Written on January 11, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success 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 webinar content….

Understanding the Impact of Progress on Expense Cost Resources

Written on January 7, 2019 by

Background Information A user in the Microsoft Project user forum recently asked a question about problems he was experiencing with using Expense Cost resources in his project. The user stated that when he marked a task 100% complete, the Expense Cost resource assigned to the task was not marked as complete as well. What’s going…

Performance Based Leadership Transcription

Written on January 4, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of James Roger’s Performance Based Leadership 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 webinar content. There may be exclusions such…

What to Expect When You’re a New Project Manager

Written on January 2, 2019 by

You’ve worked hard for months – maybe years – to become a project manager. You’ve landed your first job, and are ready to assume a leadership role and see a project through from start to finish. Now the question on your mind may be, “What comes next and what can I expect?” As a project…

The Best of 2018: MPUG’s Top Ten Articles from Last Year

Written on January 1, 2019 by

Here’s our lineup of articles from 2018 that were the most popular! What do you think? Were any of these a favorite of yours? 1. Ask the Expert: Import Excel Data into Project – Tips & Troubleshooting Ellen Lehnert updated her article on the topic of MS Project’s import/export function earlier this year. She explains…

Saving the World Project Management (Part 3)

Written on December 26, 2018 by

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, we looked at differences between private-sector PM work and public-sector PM work. Basically, we explored some common issues and challenges that arise when such disparate teams work together to both make money and save the world – and the challenges that arise when groups are trying to…

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