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Five Ways to Build Positive Relationships with Stakeholders

Written on November 20, 2018 by

With many forms and faces and with a variety of roles, stakeholders are a valuable part of any project. Based on a recent article by Robert Youlker, stakeholders comprise people both inside and outside of an organization who have an interest in a problem and its solution. Fractured relationships with stakeholders can create a fragmented…

Enjoy the Turkey: A Project Manager’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving Day

Written on November 19, 2018 by

Originally published on Wrike Blog. Used with permission. Many people see project management as a complicated tangle of work breakdown structures, spreadsheets, critical path timelines, risk assessments… There’s a reason they give out certifications for this stuff! But as David Allen astutely points out everyone is a project manager — especially on Thanksgiving Day. What…

Two Ways to Sync Microsoft Project with Your SharePoint Project Site

Written on November 13, 2018 by

First things first! At the start of any project, you need to decide how and with which tool you will manage your project. At BrightWork, our recommendation is that SharePoint is the best collaborative platform with which to manage a project. For more experienced Project Managers, SharePoint will not have all the project planning capabilities…

The Magic Formula and Manual Work Assignment

Written on November 12, 2018 by

We all know that the heart of MS Project is the “magic” formula: Work = Duration * Units. This formula works with automatically scheduled tasks, but does it always work? Let me illustrate my point by creating a simple project with two tasks: As you can see, Work is 0 hours, because there are no…

The Innovative PPM World – Call to Attend

Written on November 9, 2018 by

Are you using or considering using Project Online? Have you heard about big changes coming to the Microsoft PPM world? There were a lot of big announcements during Microsoft Ignite event. Are you wondering how these new features will impact your work? Then my on-demand webinar is for you! I distill the upcoming changes in…

How to Avoid the Seven Most Common PMP® Exam Mistakes

Written on November 8, 2018 by

Planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can be a long and stressful journey. What better way is there to take a little stress off and help yourself prepare than to learn from those who have gone before you? Here we will look at seven of the most common mistakes identified…

Understanding Qualitative Risk Analysis

Written on November 6, 2018 by

1999. October 29. A super cyclone measuring 160 mph hit Gopalpur in Odisha, a coastal state of India, with horrifying fury. It resulted over 10,000 people losing their lives and over $US4 billion in damages. The devastation caused was barely reported. In fact, little is known about the event, but it changed the way India…

Setting Goals

Written on November 5, 2018 by

Every month, project management expert, Elizabeth Harrin, fields readers’ questions about the challenges, risks, and rewards of project work on the LiquidPlanner blog. This selection is used with permission. Dear Elizabeth: It’s that time of year again—reviewing the year gone by and preparing for the New Year’s goals and commitments. I could use some new…

Importing Excel Data into Project

Written on November 2, 2018 by

As project managers, how many of us have created Excel spreadsheets which we’d like to see become a part of our MS Project plans? You may have wondered on more than one occasion how to effectively integrate Excel data into a Microsoft Project file (*.mpp). We’ve had a number of contributors cover this topic before,…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts Boot Camp

Written on October 30, 2018 by

Boot Camp includes video training with PMI® PDUs, workbook with training exercises and pre-configured project files, e-Support, highly rated book, certificate, and knowledge test. Learn more…

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