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  • in reply to: Webinar experts #418562
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    Hello,

    Thank you for your question. I don’t believe that MPUG has worked with Dr. Saleh Mubarak in the past. For future reference, you can typically find contributors and their content items by searching the contributor name in the search box at the top of the mpug site.

    – Team MPUG

    in reply to: MS Project 2016 – Line numbers keep disappearing #417029
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    This is a test comment.

    in reply to: New Office 365 Version of Project #416770
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    Here’s the session, now open for registration:

    They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project

    They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project

    in reply to: New Office 365 Version of Project #416745
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    Hi Dave,

    MPUG will be hosting a webinar in the near future covering the new Project offering with time for audience Q&A. Keep an eye out, details and registration should be available next week.

    Thanks!
    MPUG

    in reply to: Training materials for MS Project #414974
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    Jim,

    MPUG also has a Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts Boot Camp that includes:

    – video training with PMI® PDU
    – workbook with training exercises and pre-configured project files
    – e-support
    – highly rated e-book
    – certificate
    – knowledge test

    It is regularly $79, and current members can access for $19. It can also be bundled with group memberships to MPUG.

    https://www.mpug.com/do/

    Please reach out at info@mpug.com if you are interested or have any questions.

    in reply to: Allowing others to see MPUG videos #413616
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    Hi Mark,

    I would recommend sharing an MPUG trial with these colleagues so that they can create their own personal accounts and be eligible for PMI PDU credit when watching the sessions. We offer 1-week free individual user trials: https://www.mpug.com/membership/trial-8372948/ as well as 30-day free group trials (contact us at membership@mpug.com for more info). In both cases, there are no commitments or obligations.

    If the group chooses to move forward after the trial, we offer discounts based on group size.

    Thanks,
    MPUG

    in reply to: To the forum administrator. #412494
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    Hi Daryl,

    No changes were made to the captcha time, but I did just update the time allowed to 100 minutes. As a quick test, I waited 20 minutes to send this message after I began typing.

    Please let me know if you run into any problems going forward.

    Thanks,
    MPUG

    in reply to: How to claim PDUs for MCP Exam. #411489
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    Hello Viney,

    You can log into your PMI account at pmi.org and search for the session by the title or the PDU activity ID that was provided at the beginning and end of the webinar. Please also be sure that you submit the webinar to your MPUG history after completing it. It will then be recorded and stored in your MPUG webinar history.

    Thanks
    MPUG

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    A “Master” project is great for modeling a program but takes time to create and refine. (If you do not know about this capability see my other article, “Do’s and Don’ts: Creating Subprojects”)

    If you are pressed for time and just want a high level initial assessment of resources, work and cost across all the projects, consider a simple program simulation! Here is one technique to create one:

    1. In the Gantt Chart: Enter the basic project descriptions and expected durations on one line each. Each line then represents a project. Use Manually Scheduled tasks so no constraints are placed on the model. Overlap and concurrence between projects is ok. Show the Project Summary Task so you can capture and roll up data from the projects.

    The figure below shows the model’s projects as well as resources assigned.

    Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Simple Program Simulation for Initial Assessment

    2. In the Resource Sheet: Enter as resources the skill sets required for the projects. Include cost if possible. Enter the total number of each resource skill to be assigned to projects in the Max Units field. If part time, enter the percentage. In the example below I used 1 person, full time for each skill. The Max Units are therefore 1 or 100%.

    Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Simple Program Simulation for Initial Assessment

    3. Assign the resources to their respective projects: Max Units represent the number of resources you have for assignment. Insert the Peak Units field next to the Max Units field.

    4. Analyze the results: Bear in mind that these are not fully developed project plans, just an initial assessment. The Peak Units field will tell you the number of resources required to meet the project schedule represented in the Gantt Chart.

    Below is the Resource Usage View formatted to show only Peak Units over the project duration. Notice that the time periods requiring more than the Max Units are formatted in red.

    Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Simple Program Simulation for Initial Assessment

    Do you have the number of resources required on staff? Look at the Cost Tables or Project Statistics. Can you afford these projects?

    If the answers to these very basic questions are favorable, you might wish to invest in the creation of a  “Master” project to develop a more detailed and refined plan. If they are unfavorable or questionable – you didn’t waste a lot of time and money to find that out!

    Do you have any tips for performing assessments on your resources or questions about this tip? Share it with the community!

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    Do's and Don'ts 1

    in reply to: Training for a Newbie in Project 2016 #410586
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    in reply to: MS Project 2013 differences with 2016 #409801
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    Hi Marilyn,

    Yes, the following page lists the features included, improved and added to each version of Microsoft Project 2003 – 2016.

    Microsoft Project Features

    Thanks!
    MPUG

    in reply to: MS Project 2016 Books #409748
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    Hi Amy,

    A physical copy of the 2016 guide will be mailed to you. We are giving members some time to update their mailing address info prior to sending.

    in reply to: MS Project 2016 Books #409731
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    Hi Amy,

    MPUG will be mailing out copies of our 2016 Project Desktop Guide in the next few weeks. Please confirm/update your address info by logging into mpug.com and visiting the ‘My Account’ page to be sure to receive yours.

    Here is a PDF copy of our 2013 desktop guide.

    There are also many great books available, hopefully we will receive some recommendations from the community below.

    Thanks,
    MPUG

    in reply to: Sample MS Project Schedules using Scrum Framework #409371
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    Hi Amy,

    We have a related article that you may find helpful. The template is also available to members and is linked in the comments below the article.

    Hope this helps,

    MPUG

    Creating an Agile Schedule with MS Project

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