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The Purpose of Project Charters

How often have you been involved in a project where the customer and the project team didn’t seem to share the same understanding of the project definition? Frequently, what the project manager ...

How to Restore an Abandoned Project Schedule

Ever known someone with a once-beautiful old car that’s been left to rust away — their once prized possession now forgotten in the weeds? Often, a project manager’s schedules succumb...

MPUG Thanks Community Leaders in Award Ceremony

During last week’s Microsoft Project Conference 2009, MPUG acknowledged the contributions of a number of community members. Ludovic Hauduc, General Manager of the Project Business Unit at Micros...

Ask the Experts: When Linking Summary Tasks Makes Sense

Ron from Cleveland, OH asks: Is it a good practice or bad to link summary tasks? Answer: In general I don’t believe that it’s a best practice to link summary tasks within a work breakdown ...

Automated Governance for Portfolio Management

Even in healthy economies smart organizations do what they can to streamline costs in order to maximize profitability. But the current economic climate is forcing many companies to reduce budgets and ...

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...

Ask the Expert: Creating a Limited Resource Availability Schedule

Ira H. of Northbrook, IL asks: I have a schedule for a short project where the resources are working on other projects as well. Because of this, I cant assign any of the resources to more than 15 hour...

Develop Your Project Management Skills: Scenes in the Negotiation Play

In this article (taken from the book, Cheetah Negotiations) you will learn the value of commitment and asking permission to gain commitment to your objectives. Commitment will help you and the other p...

Olympian Stephanie Trafton Connects Winning the Gold with Project Management

When she won the gold medal for her discus throw of 212 feet and five inches in Beijing earlier this year, American Stephanie Trafton proclaimed, “We did it!” As reported by The Sacramento...