Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts and Cool Customizations

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Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is eligible for 1.25 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.

 

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Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s and Dont’s Bootcamp is the ultimate guide to creating, planning and reporting in Microsoft Project. Whether you’re a long-time project manager or somebody new to the job of project management, you’ll learn how to avoid the common mistakes and prepare your projects right without wasting time or effort. Our latest edition includes Agile on Microsoft Project.

Event Description:

This session will walk the attendee through 11 practices that are sure to be problematic. Topics will include but are not limited to:

1. Including summary tasks in project sequencing;
2. Assigning resources to summary tasks;
3. Constraining activities rather than sequencing dynamically;
4. Scheduling project tasks as late as possible;
5. Leveling resources without analysis;
6. Inadequate baselining techniques;
7. Using elapsed durations for team schedules;
8. Incorrect calendar association resulting in incorrect schedules;
9. Organizing project tasks incorrectly forcing incorrect reports.
10. Dismissing Agile Tools
11. Not using customization for specific needs

 

Objectives:
After attending this session, the attendee should be able to:

1. Identify inappropriate practices in their MS Project schedules.
2. Resolve issues created by these practices.
3. Leverage their learning in future project plans by avoiding the recurrence of inappropriate practices.

 

Presenter Info:

Sam Huffman first gained insight into Microsoft Project while working as a member of the MS Project development and support team. He has maintained his depth of knowledge of MS Project with each release and is a leading authority in the use and features of MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. Since the early 1990’s Sam has honed his instruction skills by delivering training programs to thousands every year. Sam is a frequent content contributor to the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) and speaks to groups often about MS Project, Enterprise Project Management and the discipline of Project Management. He was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional from 2010-2017. Check out his blog on MS Project. The softcover version of my newest book Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts is now available for purchase! It is portable, brief and to the point so you can find help when you need it. Through tips, best practices and examples it will help you jumpstart your project!

 


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Sam Huffman first gained insight into Microsoft Project while working as a member of the MS Project development and support team. He has maintained his depth of knowledge of MS Project with each release and is a leading authority in the use and features of MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. Since the early 1990’s Sam has honed his instruction skills by delivering training programs to thousands every year. Sam is a frequent content contributor to the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) and speaks to groups often about MS Project, Enterprise Project Management and the discipline of Project Management. He was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional from 2010-2017. Check out his blog on MS Project.

The softcover version of my newest book Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts is now available for purchase! It is portable, brief and to the point so you can find help when you need it. Through tips, best practices and examples it will help you jumpstart your project!

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  1. Appreciate the professional and clearly communicated approach of the presenter (Sam).

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