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Power, Politics, and Providing for a Project: Part 1

Written on April 9, 2019 by

Trust Building between Stakeholders and the Project Team Is a Powerful Asset The following statement made by Dr. Gary L. Richardson, University of Houston, is one of the most commanding I ever heard related to project management and one that all project managers (PMs) should be aware of: “Projects are natural breeding grounds for conflict…

MS Project Formula Tips

Written on April 8, 2019 by

Microsoft Project formulae are a powerful way to introduce custom calculations into your project plan. Many people who may be familiar with writing formulas in Excel find Microsoft Project’s formula editor a little less intuitive, so this article will give you a basic introduction to formulas in MS Project. I hope you can get started…

Webinar Recap: Best Practices in Using Master and Sub Projects with Project and Project Online

Written on April 6, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Best Practices in Using Master and Sub Projects with Project and Project Online 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…

Sam Huffman’s Book Makes #1 in BookAuthority’s List of the Best Microsoft Project eBooks

Written on April 5, 2019 by

Here at MPUG, we want to take the time to thank to BookAuthority.org for the mention of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts: The definitive guide to jumpstart your project. As featured on CNN, and Forbes, BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment….

Creating a Ribbon Tab in MS Project

Written on April 2, 2019 by

Ever since the 2010 version, Microsoft Project has “the ribbon” – a new kind of menu that is contextual and can be changed to meet users’ needs. This article describes how you can create a ribbon that exactly suits you. As an extra bonus, I’ll also describe how you can share your new Ribbon with…

What is a PMO?

Written on March 29, 2019 by

  Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. Whether or not you’re a project manager by title, one acronym you’re sure to hear more often is PMO. “What is PMO?” you might ask. PMO stands for “project management office.” Project management offices have exploded…

Webinar Recap: Different Ways to Track Project Progress with Microsoft Project

Written on March 28, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Nenad Trajkovski’s Different Ways To Track Project Progress With Microsoft Project 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…

Fundamentals of Project Risk Management Framework

Written on March 26, 2019 by

I’ve compared projects with living entities (like human beings), and the life cycle of a project with life cycle of a person. Similarly, the PMBOK guide, when expanded, is called project management body of knowledge or a body of knowledge for project management. Like every human being has a body which he or she needs…

Is a Change Request Required for Defect Repair?

Written on March 25, 2019 by

As you study for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam or even during your practice as a PMP® credentials holder, you may end up questioning if a change request is required when a defect is found in a project. That seems like a complex question but has a very simple answer – Yes. You may…

Webinar Recap: Lessons Learned in Project Management

Written on March 22, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Ed Killingsworth’s Lessons Learned in Project Management 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…

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