The Do’s and Don’ts of Project with Sam Huffman

September 27 | 12pm – 1pm ET


Event Description:

This session will walk the attendee through 9 practices that are sure to be problematic. Topics will include but are not limited to:
a. Including summary tasks in project sequencing;
b. Assigning resources to summary tasks;
c. Constraining activities rather than sequencing dynamically;
d. Scheduling project tasks as late as possible;
e. Leveling resources without analysis;
f. Inadequate baselining techniques;
g. Using elapsed durations for team schedules;
h. Incorrect calendar association resulting in incorrect schedules;
i. Organizing project tasks incorrectly forcing incorrect reports.

After attending this session the attendee should be able to: 1) identify inappropriate practices in their MS Project schedules. 2) Resolve issues created by these practices and 3) leverage their learning in future project plans by avoiding the recurrence of inappropriate practices.

Proposed Demos:
Each of the identified inappropriate practices affects a project plan. The demonstrations are:
1) Violate an established best practice
2) Identify and illustrate the issues created
3) Resolve them quickly.

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.

Presenter Info:

Sam Huffman first gained insight into Microsoft Project while working as a member of the MS Project development and support team. He has maintained his depth of knowledge of MS Project with each release and is a leading authority in the use and features of MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. Since the early 1990’s Sam has honed his instruction skills by delivering training programs to thousands every year. Sam is a frequent content contributor to the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) and speaks to groups often about MS Project, Enterprise Project Management and the discipline of Project Management. He was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in 2010 and currently still holds this prestigious title and award. Check out his blog on MS Project.

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