Webinar UK: Updating the Plan

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.


This session introduces the user to updating the plan during the execution phase of the project.  Users often don’t perform this basic function because it is often misunderstood, so within this session we will demystify the updating process.

Sponsored by UK MPUG Group.

Content Guide:

  • Simple updates
  • % complete, % work complete, % physical complete
  • Tracking actual time
  • Showing variances
  • Automatic vs manual calculation

Products Used for Demo:

  • Microsoft Project 2007
  • Microsoft Project 2010 (Will be shown at end to highlight any impovements)


Ben Howard has over 20 years experience of implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and latterly Microsoft’s EPM (Project and Project Server) solution.  During that time he’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations.  He now runs his own EPM consultancy (Applepark Ltd), providing Project Server implementation and training services.

Ben recently spoke at the Microsoft Project Conference in Pheonix, and his current Microsoft TechNet webcast (User Controlled Scheduling in Project 2010) is ranked in the top 10!  He is a regular contributor to the Project Server newsgroups, and publishes a blog based on Project Server scenarios.  For his real world knowledge and contributions to the newsgroups he has recently been awarded the prestigious Microsoft MVP award for Project Server.  He can be contacted at ben@applepark.co.uk, or read his blog.


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Written by Ben Howard
Ben Howard – Awarded Community Leader for his very popular and comprehensive UK web training series and has over 30 years of experience of implementing enterprise solutions for customers worldwide.  During that time, he’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own consultancy (Applepark Ltd), providing Project, Project Online and Power BI implementation and training services. He has been awarded the Microsoft Most Value Professional award for Project for the last 13 years, blogs semi-frequently at www.applepark.co.uk, produces video training for Pluralsight and his own YouTube channel, and finally was responsible for producing P2O, an application that exports tasks from Microsoft Project into Outlook.  You can catch him at ben@applepark.co.uk  

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