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MPUG’s Learning Paths for Project Managers

Not sure where to start? MPUG has created three different learning paths based on your level of project involvement, developed with YOU in mind! We recommend watching all listed sessions to get complete, in-depth training experience.

The Beginner Course Path Covers:

  •  The Fundamentals of Project Management
  • What Is a Project?
  • What Is Project Management?
  • Who are Project Managers?
  • Understanding the Project Interface
  • Defining the Project Plan
  • Creating a Project Plan
  • Creating Tasks and Dependencies
  • Controlling a Project Plan
  • Tracking your project
  • Reporting on Projects
  • Achieving Goals
  • Project Communication
  • Key Agile Concepts Illustrated
The Intermediate Course Path Covers:

  • Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts
  • Scheduling Efficiently with Microsoft Project
  • Reporting Best Practices
  • Agile Project Management
  • Task Types and Effort Driven Tasks Deep Dive
  • Managing Projects Using SharePoint
  • Managing Portfolios, Programs, and Projects with Microsoft Project
  • Communications Using Project Server and Project Online
  • Multi-level Project Structures
  • Communications and Cognitive Psychology
  • Deep Dive into Project 2010/2013
  • Forecast Scheduling
The Expert Course Path Covers:

  • Building a PMO
  • Customizing Microsoft Project
  • Identifying Inappropriate Practices in Schedules
  • Benefits and Challenges of Portfolio/Demand Management
  • Leading Project Server 2016 Migrations
  • Maintaining a Successful PMO
  • Enterprise Adoption Strategy
  • Communication Problems
  • Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Resource Management
  • Sustaining and Embedding Strategy

Recommended for:

  • new to MSP and/or Project Management
  • part-time/unofficial project managers
  • experienced project managers who need to freshen up their skills

Recommended for:

  • a deep-dive on Microsoft Project features
  • to build upon indispensable PM skills
  • to improve efficiency and fundamental business practices

Recommended for:

  • practice project portfolio management
  • need to enhance their strategic influence
  • lead project management offices/teams

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Essentials2016*NEW*Supercharge your Productivity with New Agile, Kanban and Scrum Features and Capabilities in Microsoft Project11 hour
EssentialsmultipleFundamentals of Project Management11 hour
EssentialsmultipleGetting to Grips with the Project Interface11 hour
Essentials2016Microsoft Project 2016 Essentials3 (2 hrs each)6 hours
Essentials2013Microsoft Project 2013 Essentials and Project Online3 (2 hrs each)6 hours
Essentials2010Microsoft Project 2010 Essentials3 (2 hrs each)6 hours
Essentials2007/2003Microsoft Project 2003/2007 Essentials2 (2 hrs each)4 hours
EssentialsmultipleExporting and Importing Data into Project, Excel and Outlook11 hour
EssentialsmethodologyDelivering Bad News in Good Ways for Your Projects11 hour
EssentialsmethodologyKey Agile Concepts Illustrated11 hour
EssentialsmethodologyHow to Achieve Your Big Goals in 2017 (and Inspire Others to Do the Same)11 hour


EssentialsMicrosoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts11 hour
EssentialsEliminate the Confusion – Deep Dive into Task Types and Effort Driven11 hour
EssentialsTips and Tricks for More Accurate Scheduling Using Microsoft Project11 hour
EssentialsIt’s All About…. Reports!11 hour
EssentialsUsing MS Project for Agile Project Management11 hour
EssentialsLearn from the MVP: Tips & Tricks with Project 2010/201311 hour
EssentialsLeveraging Project, Project Server and Project Online for Better Communications11 hour
EssentialsManage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson One11 hour
EssentialsCertificate Series: Forecast Scheduling – Session 12 (1.5 hrs each)1.5 hours
EssentialsBetter-than-ever Project Plans: Using Cognitive Psychology to Communicate Effectively11 hour
EssentialsPortfolio, Program, Projects – How to Manage Effectively using Microsoft Project11 hour


EssentialsResource Leveling: The Complete Series1 (1 hr each)1 hour
EssentialsTactical Guide for Building a PMO – How to Run a Successful PMO11 hour
EssentialsBeyond Macros – Customizing Microsoft Project for Non-Techies11 hour
EssentialsMigration to Project Server 201611 hour
EssentialsAsk the Scheduling Expert! An advanced session on scheduling pains and issues11 hour
EssentialsCertificate Series – Project Portfolio Management Masterclass3 (2 hrs each)6 hours
EssentialsPortfolio Management Made Easy with Project Online/Project Server 201311 hour
EssentialsPMO Strategies and Microsoft Project Server 2013 Configuration11 hour
EssentialsWebinar: How To Automate Business Processes with Project Online/Project Server 2013 Workflows11 hour


More On-Demand Training Sessions:

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How-To Articles for All Levels of Project Involvement

We suggest using these categories as a guide for key search terms, when using the search bar (located at the top of every MPUG page), when you're looking for webinars and/or articles that suit your specific needs.
EssentialsMicrosoft® Project Keyboard Shortcuts
EssentialsAsk the Experts: 15 Microsoft Project Tips for New Users
FeaturesRun Microsoft Project on a Mac
ReportingHow Many Colors Are Too Many in Your Charts?
CommunicationThe Project Communication Plan
CustomizationA Simple Approach to Collaborative Project Management Using SharePoint
Resource ManagementTask Types: Don’t Get Frustrated!
Scheduling7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Date-Related Planning
Features5 Things to Know about Microsoft Project Baselines
Resource Management6 Ways to Correct “Remaining Work” Stuck in the Past
GovernanceYour Guide to PMOs
MethodologyThe Agile Project Manager: Agile Disciplines, Part 1
PPMThe 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 1
Risk ManagementHow to Manage Risks and Issues with Project Server 2013 or Project Online
CustomizationManaging Project Web App Site Permissions in Project Online and Project Server 2013
FeaturesNewly Released Agile Capabilities in MS Project

Microsoft® Project Do's & Don'ts

BeginnerOrganizing Project Tasks Incorrectly
BeginnerConstraining Activities
BeginnerScheduling Projects as Late as Possible
BeginnerIncluding Summary Tasks in Project Sequencing
BeginnerAssigning Resources to Summary Tasks
BeginnerLeveling Resources Without Analysis
BeginnerInadequate Baselining
BeginnerUse Actual Start and Finish Dates
Intermediate/AdvancedUsing Elapsed Durations for Team Schedules
Intermediate/AdvancedOrganizing Project Tasks Incorrectly
Intermediate/AdvancedCreating Subprojects
Intermediate/AdvancedUse a Simple Program Simulation for Initial Assessment
Intermediate/AdvancedIncorrect Calendar Association
Intermediate/AdvancedUsing Elapsed Durations for Team Schedules
Intermediate/AdvancedCreating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 1
Intermediate/AdvancedCreating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 2
Intermediate/AdvancedUse Resource Labels
Intermediate/AdvancedUsing Hammock Tasks
Intermediate/AdvancedFree WebnLearnMicrosoft Project Do’s and Don’ts
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