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Benefits Realization Management for Projects

Written on November 26, 2019 by

Let’s say an organization is taking initiative to build a Smart Website for its internal and external stakeholders which employs artificial intelligence (AI). Two project managers are shortlisted to manage the project. During a pre-project discussion meeting with business owners, organizational leaders, and other stakeholders, one project manager informs the group of the following: The…

A Beginner’s Guide to Resource Leveling in MS Project

Written on November 25, 2019 by

How would you feel about someone else doing a job for you and not charging you a penny? I am sure we’ve all had moments when this would sound pretty good, but what if this person botched up the job or did something that you just couldn’t understand? Well, then you would likely be pretty…

Power BI Got You Puzzled?

Written on November 22, 2019 by

Using Microsoft Project Online or Project Server is commonplace for many Project Managers and report writers alike. Of course, there are reports online which provide project or portfolio views. There are also useful reports in Project Professional, showing a single project. However, these are difficult to use when trying to combine other data sources or…

Webinar Recap: Mastering Microsoft Project Visualization Part 3 – Printing in Microsoft Project Demystified

Written on November 21, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Erik van Hurck’s Mastering MS Project Visualization Part 3 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….

Why Impartial Testing is a Non-Negotiable

Written on November 19, 2019 by

Reducing the Risk of Project Shortcomings Project teams usually do their own (early) Partial Testing, which consists of unit and function testing. Unfortunately when the early phase is completed, the same project team may be tempted to go on and test their own projects’ component, system, and regression. This testing phase; however, should really be…

Manually Entering Task Progress in Microsoft Project

Written on November 18, 2019 by

Overview If you are a project manager who manages desktop-only projects with Microsoft Project, you need to know how to manually enter task progress in your project schedules. And if you are a project manager in an organization that uses Project Online or Project Server, but your organization does not use the Timesheet page or…

Webinar Recap: Mastering Microsoft Project Visualization Part 2 – Bending Microsoft Project Reports to your Will

Written on November 15, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Erik van Hurck’s Mastering MS Project Visualization Part 2 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….

Removing Start-to-Finish Relationships from Mid-point Scheduling

Written on November 12, 2019 by

Mid-point or block scheduling involves a sequence of tasks, the scheduling of which is dependent upon the start of a target task embedded within the sequence. In practice, as the sequence is moved forward or backward within the schedule, start-to-finish (SF) task relationships are used to drag the predecessors of the target task along with…

The Need for an Innovative PMO

Written on November 11, 2019 by

Business transformation is the lifeblood of every enterprise today. Without a constant flow of innovation, no company can expect to prosper – or perhaps, even survive. How should an organization manage business transformation? Who should be responsible for it? How will the team responsible know what projects to work on? These are questions that businesses…

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

Written on November 8, 2019 by

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. It’s considered a valuable source of getting real-time updates, information, and feedback from the development team. It also serves to help keep the field team aligned with the company’s goals and deadlines. To take full advantage of the benefits…

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