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An Update from Ombudsman, Ira Brown

Written on February 10, 2018 by

MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and challenges in the practices of project management. These are experts vetted by hundreds of thousands of your peers in the community. We want to let you know what they are up to! Ira Brown, the founder and president of Project Widgets, is…

Update on Ombud, Ben Howard and Power BI

Written on February 9, 2018 by

Awarded Community Leader for his very popular and comprehensive UK web training series, Ben Howard has over 20 years of experience implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and Microsoft Project Online. He’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own EPM consultancy, Applepark Ltd, which…

A Recent Webinar on Integrating Outlook with MS Project

Written on January 27, 2018 by

A recent presentation, Keep Your Outlook Calendar Up to Date with Your Microsoft Project Tasks Using the P2O Application, was presented by Ben Howard. Ben began with discussing the fact that the majority of users tend to use Outlook to plan ad-hoc and semi structured work, simply because Outlook is such a great tool for…

Project Management is Evolving, and so is the PMP Exam

Written on January 25, 2018 by

PMI has recently announced they will be updating the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam on March 26, 2018 to correspond with terminology in the Agile Practice Guide, which was released in of September 2017. The PMP is evolving, too. On the same date, PMI will release their updated version of the Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP) exam. The current exam…

Budgets Off Track and Out of This World

Written on January 12, 2018 by

New York City accountants recently discovered that project budgets for a new train platform were seven times more expensive than comparative projects in similar cities worldwide. The New York project had 200 extra heads, not working, but apparently being paid $1,000.00 per day. How does a project get approved with this much excess cost? According…

An Update from Ombud, Sai Prasad

Written on January 11, 2018 by

MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and complaints in the practices of project management. These are experts vetted by hundreds of thousands of your peers in the community. We want to let you know what they are up to! B Sai Prasad, PMP®, PMI-SP®, MVP Business Solutions (Project) has…

Ombud, Eric Uyttewaal, Announces his Newest Book

Written on January 5, 2018 by

MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and complaints in the practices of project management. These are experts vetted by hundreds of thousands of your peers in the community. We want to let you know when they are up to something new – an innovation or developing time saving tips!…

An Update from Ombud, Larry Christofaro

Written on January 4, 2018 by

MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and complaints in the practices of project management. These are experts vetted by hundreds of thousands of your peers in the community. We want to let you know what they are up to! Larry Christofaro is the president and Executive Consultant with EPM…

New PMBOK Walks Down the Aisle with Agile

Written on September 21, 2017 by

The methodologies of project management have gotten more complex — so much so that the Project Management Institute® is including a second book with its latest edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. The sixth edition of the PMBOK® Guide ships with the Agile Practice Guide, a book co-produced with the Agile Alliance, an…

PMI Teams Up with Pearson VUE on Exams and Digital Badging

Written on August 21, 2017 by

The Project Management Institute has signed Pearson VUE to provide computer-based testing for one of its certifications. Under the partnership, the testing provider will allow people to take the exam for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) at one of the company’s 5,600 testing centers They can also tackle the assessment through Pearson VUE’s…

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