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Ben Howard

@ben-howard-mvp

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Awarded Community Leader for his very popular and comprehensive UK web training series. Ben Howard has over 20 years of experience of implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and latterly Microsoft’s Project Online solution. During that time he’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own EPM consultancy (Applepark Ltd), providing Project, Project Online and Power BI implementation and training services. He has been awarded the Microsoft Most Value Professional award for Project for the last 10 years, blogs semi frequently at www.applepark.co.uk, has published the successful “Microsoft Project 2013 Plain and Simple” book, produces video training for Pluralsight, and finally was responsible for producing P2O, an application that exports tasks from Project into Outlook.  Follow Ben on twitter: @ben_project

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Planner Deep Dive

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ben Howard’s Microsoft Planner Deep Dive webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcrip...

Microsoft Planner Deep Dive

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 0.75 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description...

Microsoft Planner Deep Dive

Microsoft Planner is all about Task Management for teams, whether that’s organizing an office move, launching a new product, or designing a call center. Planner is all about ensuring you get organized...

Best Practices for Integration of Microsoft Project and Excel

Introduction This article discusses Project and Excel integration points, specifically in the following areas: How to import data from Excel to Project Importing an initial last list How to export dat...

Using Sprint Projects in Microsoft Project

Introduction This is the second in a two part series covering the Agile capabilities of Microsoft Project. In the first article, we discussed Kanban boards. Now we will look at Microsoft’s Scrum imple...

Using Kanban Boards in Microsoft Project

Introduction There has been a lot written over the last year regarding Microsoft’s foray into the world of Agile Project Management by way of new improvements in Microsoft Project. This article provid...

Modifying Microsoft’s Project Online Power BI Content Pack to Support Your Language

Content Pack Overview If you are using Project Online (PJO) then you are probably using the OData feed for reporting purposes, the two most common options being to bring the data into Excel or Power B...

Using the Microsoft Planner App

This is the second part of a two part series on using Microsoft Planner. Using the Microsoft Planner App Because Planner is cloud based, there is an App for it that installs on mobile devices. The dra...

Using Microsoft Planner

This is the first part of a two part series on using Microsoft Planner. Planner Overview Microsoft Planner is an Office 365 application which is aimed at providing a simple, visual way to organizing t...

Keep Your Outlook Calendar Up to Date with Your Microsoft Project Tasks Using the P2O Application

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

Getting to Grips with the Project Interface

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

Integrate Microsoft Project with Microsoft Outlook

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

Project and Excel Integration – the application dream team!

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

Using Project Online to Manage New Product Development(NPD) Projects

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In this session ...

Microsoft Project 2016 Essentials

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

Microsoft® Project 2016 Essentials – Part Two

  Watch Session 3    Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Even...

Microsoft® Project 2016 Essentials – Part One

Watch Session 2  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description:...

Microsoft® Project 2016 Essentials – Part Three

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Getting Started ...

Webinar: The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Project: Part 3

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming thi...

Webinar: The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Project: Part 2

  Watch Session 3 Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. ...

Webinar: The Beginner’s Guide to Microsoft Project: Part 1

*Please Note: Due to a technical issue with part 1 that resulted in it ending approximately 38 minutes into the session, we reorganized part 2 and 3 to include the remainder of part 1. This Webinar is...

Webinar: Exporting and Importing Data into Project, Excel and Outlook

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming thi...

Webinar: New Year’s Resolution: Use Project Like a Pro!

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This webinar is eligible for 1 Category A PMI® PDUs in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are ...

Webinar: Tabular Reports to Customized Management Dashboards – Project 2013 Reporting

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This webinar is eligible for 1 Category A PMI® PDUs in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are ...

Webinar: Maximise Your Chances of Success for Microsoft Certifications in Project and Project Server

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

Working with Teams in Project Online/Project Server 2013

Introducing Teams The Team feature was introduced way back in Project Server 2007, and has persisted through to Project Online.  The feature consists of the following parts. A Resource Enterprise Cust...

Hard and Soft Dependencies

One of my customers wanted a way to differentiate between mandatory and discretionary (or hard and soft) dependencies. For my customer, the idea was that they wanted to be able to enter both hard and ...

Change Highlighting in Project 2010/2013 vs 2007

Change highlighting is beautiful, but there are times when you do not want to display it – when you want to print the view, for instance. Now, of course, you can just hit CTRL-S to save the sche...

Certificate Series: Microsoft Project 2013 and Project Online – Session 3

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Session 3 Welcome to ...

Certificate Series: Microsoft Project 2013 and Project Online – Session 2

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Watch session 3 Sessi...

Certificate Series: Microsoft Project 2013 and Project Online – Session 1

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Watch session 2 Session 1 Ge...

Webinar: Tips and Tricks from Project 2013 Plain and Simple

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In this session ...

Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple: Displaying Task Paths

Trying to unravel the complexity of a large project plan can be quite difficult, especially with multiple links between tasks and links that might even disappear from the screen. Microsoft has created...

Resetting the Color on the Project Server 2013 Timeline

Project Server 2013 (hereon in known as PS2013) introduces the timeline to the web, which is a great feature – so thank you, Microsoft, for that. Here’s a screen shot of the timeline displayed in Proj...

Exporting Tasks from Project into Your Outlook Calendar

This is something that in the past I have done manually, but due to a discussion on a Web2.0 application somewhere I had the idea that it would be possible to semi-automate this. I guess the first thi...

Webinar UK: Updating the Plan

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

How to Put a Resource Plan to Work in Your Project

In Project Server 2007, Microsoft introduced the concept of Resource Plans in order to help plan and assess resource requirements for work or projects that weren’t fully defined. This article di...

Conquering Operational Resources and Time in Microsoft Project Server 2007

Microsoft Project Server 2007 allows for new scenarios on resource management, specifically regarding assigning resources to operational work. The secret to doing this is using a specific type of proj...