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Boston: Adventures in Resource Loading in MS Project

Event Description:

Sponsored by: Microsoft Northeast

Join the Boston Chapter of MPUG for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 where the topic will be “Adventures in Resource Loading in MS Project”.  This interactive presentation and discussion will be delivered by Mr. Robert (Bob) Watts, PMP at our regular meeting location: Constant Contact in Waltham, MA.

Bob will discuss his experience in developing resource-loaded schedules in a high velocity acquisition environment, focusing on the challenges he encountered

Topics Include:
• Identifying Resources
• Allocating time against tasks
• Reporting
• What could go wrong?

Learning Objectives:

During this event, students will learn…

1. The fundamentals of resource loading
2. Traps and pitfalls
3. Expectation management

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to…
1. Create resources in a Resource Pool
2. Assign resources to tasks
3. Allocate time


The meeting will be held at Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Road in Waltham, MA, Phone: 781-472-8100. The facility is located just off of Route 128/I-95, Exit 28 and offers free visitor parking. Enter through the main building under the clock and follow the directional signs to the meeting room.


Click here for directions to the event.

This event is free for both MPUG members and non-members, but pre-registration is required. Food, soft drinks and special treats will be served. Special thanks to Microsoft Northeast for sponsoring the meeting and refreshments!

Meeting Agenda:
5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration, Refreshments & Networking
6:00 – 6:15 PM Welcome & Introductions
6:15 – 7:15 PM Feature Presentations
7:15 – 7:30 PM Networking Break & Refreshments
7:30 – 8:00 PM Speaker Q&A and Prize Raffle

About the Speaker:

Robert Watts, PMP

Robert Watts, PMP has focused on scheduling for the US Air Force for the last year and a half, and spent the previous 40 or so years developing, designing and managing IT applications across the gamut of industries from manufacturing and education to banking and brokerage. He has held a PMP since 2003.


Day of event contact information: Jacques Goupil: (617)271-4499

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