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Microsoft Project Trivia: Options Settings – Where Are They Stored?

Written on March 16, 2020 by

Background I answered in question recently in the Project Online General Questions and Answers user forum. The user asked a question was about the leveling options found in the Resource Leveling dialog and how to distribute those leveling options settings to other Microsoft Project users in his organization. I thought the question was interesting, and…

Managing Portfolios of Projects with SharePoint and the Microsoft Project Sync

Written on March 13, 2020 by

Successful project management requires many key ingredients. Careful planning, scheduling, task management, resource allocation, and the right team to implement your project to name a few. You also need a process and a set of tools to manage all of the above. I typically recommend SharePoint as the best collaborative platform with which to manage…

Webinar Recap: Beyond Macros Revisited: Automating Microsoft Project for Non-Techies

Written on March 12, 2020 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ira Brown’s Beyond Macros Revisited: Automating Microsoft Project for Non-Techies 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…

The Best Ten Microsoft Project Tips for Beginners

Written on March 10, 2020 by

There is an old adage which says, “Well begun is half done.” It means that once you start something well, the rest will become easier, and it’s especially true when learning Microsoft Project (MSP). I started using MSP in the year 1997. I was a greenhorn at that time and did not have much experience,…

Three Challenges to Making Project for the Web Smarter

Written on March 9, 2020 by

Modern work management is one of the top priorities of every organization. Project for the web is Microsoft’s most recent cloud-based offering to help people work together more effectively. Intuitiveness is part of the new offering, but to know its power you need to go beyond just that. Project for the web data is stored…

A Book Review: The Culture Code Reveals the Power of Safety

Written on March 6, 2020 by

“When we talk about courage, we think it’s going against an enemy with a machine gun. The real courage is seeing the truth and speaking the truth to each other.” –Dave Cooper, Retired, Commander Master Chief, SEAL Team Six (From The Culture Code, by Daniel Coyle) Why is it so hard to see the truth…

Understanding Velocity in Agile Approaches with MS Project

Written on March 3, 2020 by

There are certain questions that usually surface in almost every project regardless of the type, domain considered, technology used, complexities associated, or strategic significance. These questions are: When will the project be completed? What are the items you can deliver by the end of the project? What are the items the team can take for…

Six Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated When the Going Gets Tough

Written on March 2, 2020 by

Life comes with its challenges, setbacks, and failures. We all expect that, and we know that the same goes for projects, as well. Even with the most qualified team members, the most supportive and understanding stakeholders, and most driven project manager, things are bound to get tough from time to time. No matter the industry,…

Do Calendars or Scheduling Have You Stumped?!

Written on February 28, 2020 by

  Microsoft Project is a powerful scheduling tool, but how exactly does the software schedule?  The answer is found in a single word: calendars.  In fact, the schedule of every project is based on one or more calendars. Have you ever wondered how to do any of the following? Configure the Standard calendar in your Microsoft…

Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers

Written on February 27, 2020 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Walter Stinnett’s Project Managers are Change Managers 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…

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