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Cindy Lewis

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Cindy Lewis is an awarded Microsoft Project MVP and an expert in scheduling with a long history in project management. She holds numerous credentials in the field including: PMP, PMI-SP, MS, MOS, and MCT. She serves on the board of the MPUG Detroit chapter and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events across the country . Cindy’s personal passion is sharing knowledge with others and helping them grow and achieve personal success. Her training philosophy is known as the 4 Pillars of Success® which is also the name of her company. Feel free to connect with Cindy on social media or contact her directly through her website www.4pillarsofsuccess.com.

Scheduling Professional Certification from PMI (PMI-SP)®: Considerations in Making This a Career Goal

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: Certifications p...

Is the PMI-SP for you?

Have you been looking to begin or enhance a career in project management, or perhaps complement your Microsoft Project certification? Certifications prove your expertise in a particular specialty, and...

Book review: Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella

Cindy Lewis and Erik van Hurck join forces to bring you this book review. Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone Cindy Lewis (North Americ...

2 Ways to Postpone Your Microsoft Project Schedule

When I observe individuals using Microsoft Project, I sometimes see them using techniques that don’t optimize the features available. An example of such a technique is when someone changes the s...

11 Quick Tips for Project Managers

First, three tips for remote teams… Have everyone submit a picture that shows something they’re passionate about and then have one of them talk about it in an upcoming meeting. This is a g...

The Trace Evidence that Sunk a PMO Director

I was working with a design firm that finally decided it was time to start a project management office to improve their processes and procedures. After a long search by the HR department, they finally...

How to Decide When to Upgrade Your Microsoft Project Software

I receive a lot of questions from customers asking if they should upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Project. And why not? As of right now I work with clients who have all of these versions: M...

A New Way to Contribute to Microsoft Project Improvements

As you probably already know, it is often the user of a great product who has the best idea for improvement. A Starbucks employee told me one of their customers suggested the plastic drink stopper to ...

What is Agile Project Management?

When you see a reference to “agile,” you may think of the dictionary definition that describes this concept as the ability to move quickly and easily. When the concept is “Agile Proj...

Key Agile Concepts Illustrated

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: It seems like ev...

Webinar: Highlights from Microsoft Ignite

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...

Microsoft Project 2010 Feature Rally: The Ribbon

My favorite new feature is the Ribbon. Features that used to be hidden in a series of multi-step menus are now visible and organized by Tabs, which are easy-to-understand categories. Within each Tab a...

Earn Your PMI-SP®, Part 3: What You Need to Study

In my journey to conquer the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Scheduling Professional PMI-SP® exam, the first thing I did was search on both Google and Microsoft Bing for preparation guides. Amazin...

Earn Your PMI-SP®, Part 2: The Application Process and Getting Through the Exam

Here’s what I remember of my experience in tackling the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® exam: sitting in a room full of stressed out people, an urge...

Earn Your PMI-SP®, Part 1: Explore the Credential

Want to begin or enhance a career in project management or complement your Microsoft Project certification? Earning the Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® certification from the Project Management Inst...