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Michael Wharton

@michaelwharton

active 3 weeks, 5 days ago
MVP, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCTS, MCITP, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA. Michael Wharton is a Project/SharePoint Consultant and Trainer. Michael’s career started as a software developer before moving into project management. His passion to improve project management processes began in 2003 using tools like Project Professional and Server. Since then he has trained hundreds of project managers and implemented Project Server in over twenty-five PMOs. He has passed over forty Microsoft certification exams giving him a solid technical background with Project and SharePoint Server. Michael is active in the community. He is the past President-Elect and past Director of Programs for the NC Piedmont PMI, board member of the Triad SQL Server User Group, Triad Developers Guild and Enterprise Architect Roundtable. He is currently writing a book about implementing Portfolio Management using Project Server 2013.

Webinar Recap: Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Michael Wharton’s Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You m...

Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online

  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 S...

Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Online/Server

As we all know, Project Online/Server (PWA) does a great job with managing project schedules and resource loads; however, can PWA manage other company process when we stretch the PMO into taking on mo...

Time to Reboot Your PMO?

The project management office — much like a computer — becomes ineffective and inefficient over time and sometimes requires a reboot. Rebooting a computer resets the system, clears out cac...

Migration to Project Server 2016

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:  Migrating from ...

Refining Resource Roles and Security Groups in Your PMO

Defining resource roles in a new or existing project management office (PMO) is a critical aspect of setting up Microsoft Project Server. That might be just a handful of roles, such as those that come...

Showing PMO Love Through Monitoring and Automation

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

The Challenge of Capturing Timesheet Comments

Recently, I had a client who was interested in using the timesheet comments for tracking additional details about work done for their clients. The client was using timesheets for billing and wanted th...

Book Report

How To Help Your PMO Generate Better Management Reports

Every Project Management Office (PMO) is different. Those of us who have been in the project management industry or who have worked within many PMOs will tell you the same. Go to any PMI local chapter...

I Survived an Ax-wielding PMO Director

  Many years ago in a long lost time there was a Fortune 500 company hiring project managers. The U.S. economy had tanked and not many companies were hiring at all, so it was exciting to get hire...

10 Reasons to Run Project Server 2013 on Azure (instead of On-Premise or Project Online)

When thinking about using Microsoft Project Server for your project management office (PMO), your first thought might be to run it on your own servers as an on-premises solution. But that’s no l...

PMO Strategies and Microsoft Project Server 2013 Configuration

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...

Disabling the Distributed Cache Service

I ran into a small performance issue when running Project Server Service and Distributed Cache Service on the same server and wanted to pass this info on to the community. Some of you may find it inte...

Webinar: Learn from the MVP – Creating Field Notes using PowerShell for Managing 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. Description: Creating field ...

Top 10 Best Practices for Managing Project Schedules Within a PMO

Keep Project Schedules Simple Tasks names to be based on deliverables Tasks names to be descriptive nouns and not verbs Do not put check lists into schedule. Use note feature for including details Do ...

Easy Steps for Creating a Project Workspace Template for Project Server 2010

Creating a Project Workspace Template is easy. In the past I have been using STSADM commands to manage this. The issue is often the template is associated with a project schedule and thus fails to bec...

Three Strategies for Capturing Resource Effort for Proposal

Project proposals come to the PMO in many ways: as a phone call, text message, email, or initiated on the project server. In all cases, the governance for capturing resource estimate needs to be defin...