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They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project
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.
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
– highly rated e-book
– knowledge test
It is regularly $79, and current members can access for $19. It can also be bundled with group memberships to MPUG.
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 @mpug.com">firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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.
MPUG11/09/2017 at 12:20 pm in reply to: Get the lowdown on the Do’s and Don’ts for using Microsoft Project #411162
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.
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%.
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 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!10/26/2017 at 9:45 am in reply to: Get the lowdown on the Do’s and Don’ts for using Microsoft Project #411097
As an MPUG member, you have access to over 450 on-demand training webinars:
There are many sessions covering 2016 specifically, including:
Hope this helps!
Yes, the following page lists the features included, improved and added to each version of Microsoft Project 2003 – 2016.
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.
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.
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,
MPUG02/15/2017 at 12:16 pm in reply to: Creating User Documentation … Is it ok to provide links to MPUG? #408934