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Back to Basics: What is Project Management?

Written on June 4, 2019 by

Traditional Project Management is the science (and art) of organizing and managing the components of a project. The project can be the development of a new product, the launch of a new service, a marketing campaign, or a wedding. A project isn’t something that’s part of normal business operations. In some organizations, a project is…

Is Roadmap Available For All Project Plans?

Written on June 3, 2019 by

There has been a lot of great content put out on the Roadmap feature as of late. I’d like to bring your attention to a blog post by Brian Smith on Roadmap available here. The information presented and discussion in the comments section is worth the read. Project Online comes in three flavors. They are…

Five Project Management Styles to Motivate Your Team Members

Written on May 31, 2019 by

Fashion is temporary, but style is forever. That’s because “style” is not subjected to rapidly-changing standards created by those in power. Style is personal, it’s an expression of self. I’m not only talking about your style of dress, but also the style in which you talk, in which you treat others, the style in which…

What Type of Conflict Do You Have In Your Workplace?

Written on May 30, 2019 by

Posted: March 27, 2019 Presenter: Dr. Lynette Reed Moderator: Kyle   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Lynette Reed’s What Type of Conflict Do You Have In Your Workplace? webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of…

Up and Running MS Project and Jira with a Bridge

Written on May 28, 2019 by

Imagine the following situation: You’re working on a large-scale system integration project using MS Project as the project management tool, but a component team for this project has been using Jira for legacy reasons. You want to have your overall project plan, including this component team’s work, in MS Project, though the component team will…

Assigning Resources with Different Working Schedules

Written on May 27, 2019 by

An interesting question about resource calendars in the Project Standard and Professional user forum prompted me to write this blog post article. After using Microsoft Project for over 21 years, one of the nuggets of wisdom I have gleaned from this software is, “Always trust the schedule.” When you assign resources to a task, Microsoft…

Webinar Recap: Communicating UP!

Written on May 24, 2019 by

  Communicating UP! Posted: 2/6/19 Presenter: Carl Pritchard Moderator: Kyle   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Carl Pritchard’s Communicating UP! 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 Resource Constrained Schedule

Written on May 21, 2019 by

  Impact on Expected Duration, Criticality, and Finish Time Correlation Schedule simulation can be used to estimate project duration. In addition, it can measure how much a task’s scheduling will influence project duration. Two such measures are a task’s criticality and finish time correlation. Criticality measures the likelihood that a task will appear on a…

How to Make the Most Out of A Project Initiation Meeting

Written on May 20, 2019 by

Remember the butterflies you’d get before the first day of school? That’s exactly how I feel at the onset of a new project as a Project Manager. Akin to opening up a new, clean notebook, the whole “fresh, clean slate” feeling that comes with starting a new project is unrivaled. It’s an exciting time, and…

Webinar Recap – How to Set Up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM Solution

Written on May 17, 2019 by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Raphael Santos’ How to Set up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM Solution 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…

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