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Eric Uyttewaal

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Eric is a thought leader on project, program, and portfolio management. He spends most of his time using software from Microsoft. He has authored seven well-known textbooks including ‘Forecasting Programs,’ 'Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010/2013/Online,’ and ‘Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2000/2002/2003.’ He founded ProjectPro, which specializes in Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online. Eric developed several Add-ins with his team that enhance the capabilities of Microsoft Project in creating better schedules (Forecast Scheduling App), managing cross-project dependencies (CrossLinksPro), identifying and documenting the Critical Path (PathsPro) and creating S-curve reports (CurvesPro). He was president of PMI-Ottawa in 1997. Eric has received awards from PMI in 2009, from MPUG in 2012, and from Microsoft from 2010 until 2017 (MVP).

Forecasting Projects: Time, Workload and Cost

  Download the files from Eric   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent T...

Forecasting Projects: Modeling Time, Workload, and Cost

By Eric Uyttewaal There are three forecasts you can make with Microsoft Project. They are forecasts for Time, Workload, and Cost in your project schedule: Here is a revolutionary thought—if only proje...

Webinar Recap: Forecast Scheduling for Real-World Projects

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Eric Uyttewaal’s Forecast Scheduling for Real-World Projects webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish t...

NEW Textbook ‘Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project Online 2018’

Yes, we know ‘Project Online 2018’ does not exist, but I thought it the best way to refer to the recent build of Project Online (April 2018) that keeps changing (or, so they say…). My new textbo...

Forecasting Programs

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: This webinar is ...

Resource Management: Lost in the Woods? Here is Your Way Out

Resource management is a complex subject. There are many aspects to resource management using Project Server or Project Online. Just look at this course from ProjectPro Corp that outlines those aspect...

Levels of Project Scheduling Proficiency

Summary ‘ Time Modeling’ is the simplest way of working with project scheduling applications (like Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera) that everyone can learn in one or two days of training (‘intr...

Good Project Advice

These tips and traps from a project management and scheduling expert cover the essence of project scheduling, framing the workday properly and handling out-of-scope requests. No Dates When you schedul...

Agile is Not Always the Answer — How to Determine the Right Scheduling Approach for your Project

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: There are severa...

Improving Project Schedules with ProjectPro Forecast Scheduling App

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: Project schedule...

Caging Your Wild Animals: How to Choose the Best Scheduling Approach for Your Project

We have seen a flurry of articles on the versatility of agile, the solidity of the critical path method, the virtues of critical chain and the robustness of earned value. Is there one approach that is...

A Tsunami Happened but Nobody Noticed the Wave … Yet!

Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes below the ocean. They can occur in any ocean in the world. The earthquake displaces a massive amount of water that forms a wave. This wave is slowly rolling to the s...

Level with Me: Advanced Resource Management with Microsoft 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: There are only s...

From Task Manager to People Manager – The Next Generation of Project Managers

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

3 Tips on Managing Projects and Clients

1. At ProjectPro, we created a guideline that we call the 1%-10% rule. The duration of any lowest-level task should be between a minimum and maximum duration. The minimum duration is 1% of the project...

3 Task Tips

1. Before entering any tasks, you have to specify how many work hours equal a workday by using option Hours per Day on the tab Schedule (ribbon File, item Options). Microsoft Project uses this setting...

4 Handy Microsoft Project Scheduling Tips

1. When you schedule electronically, you should not enter start or finish dates for tasks. If you use Microsoft Project to simply capture dates and only dates, you may as well use Microsoft Excel inst...

Making Your Program Feel Like a Project – by ProjectPro

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...

A Proposal for an Automatic Indicator for Issues

Intro Some people do not like issue management; to them it is constant firefighting. These people prefer risk management over issue management. The truth is indeed that if you do risk management perfe...

Forecast Scheduling

This article is an excerpt from the book “Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2013” by Eric Uyttewaal. See more info about how to order this book below.  What is a ‘Project Schedule’? If you as...

Forecast Scheduling with Project 2013

Certificate Series Directory Forecast Scheduling with Project 2013 Event Description:  Renowned speaker and master scheduler, Eric Uyttewaal, will present three 1.5-hour webinars on his latest book ‘F...

Certificate Series: Forecast Scheduling – Session 3

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This webinar is eligible for 1.5 Category A PMI® PDUs in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you ar...

Certificate Series: Forecast Scheduling – Session 2

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This webinar is eligible for 1.5 Category A PMI® PDUs in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you ar...

Certificate Series: Forecast Scheduling – Session 1

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Watch session 2 View the files us...

Webinar: Level with Me: Advanced Resource Management with Project 2013 and Project Server 2013

  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:  There ar...

Improving Estimates

Quick Tip To Improve Estimates

Could your team members improve their estimates? My own estimates are consistently too low by a factor of 1.5. How do I know? Well, I track my time on a project. At the end of the project, I compare m...

Project Pearls: Why You Should Use Deadline Date Feature Instead

Do you capture the dates that you promised to your client using the Constraint Date feature (Finish-No-Later-Than, Must-Finish-On etc.) in Microsoft Project? We recommend you use the Deadline date fea...

Project Pearls: Eliminate Over-Allocations

Struggling with over-allocations in your schedule Here is a quick way of resolving them by dragging an assignment from one resource to another resource that is available. This approach works in all ve...

A Call to Action: What is a Project “Schedule”?

In the world of project management project schedules can be characterized by their level of sophistication, intended use, or the nature of their content. In terms of sophistication, project schedules ...

The All-Time, Number-One Mistake Made by Schedulers

The following is an excerpt from Eric Uyttewaal’s new book, Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010. The “Schedule” Most people understand the schedule as a list of deliverab...

Critical Path 2.0

The content of this article is a brief preview from Eric Uyttewaal’s new, upcoming book, Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010, which will be published in the summer of 2010. The first...

How Gantt Chart-Literate Are You: The Puzzler Solution

In my last article, “How Gantt Chart-Literate Are You?,” I posed a challenge to you. Only one person noticed that if an entire portfolio is scheduled to start on April fools day, it can...

How Gantt Chart-Literate Are You?

In a recent training with executives of a Fortune 500 company, I noticed — to my astonishment — that several executives couldn’t interpret Tracking Gantt charts correctly. They had j...

Business Benefits of Mature Scheduling Practices

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Speakers: ...