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Updates to the CAPM® Exam

Are you by any chance thinking about becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management? Well then you are in for a treat because the Project Management Institute (PMI)® the PMI is currently in the ...

How to Use Forward and Backward Pass for Activity Assignments

I’m sure you know that a good schedule is critical for the project success. However, did you know that network diagrams are extremely important for creating a good project schedule? In my experience, ...

How Binary Thinking Can Turn into Critical Thinking

Technology has brought ones and zeros into the workplace. This computer-generated number system brings some added benefits, such as more efficiency and accuracy for the work. You are better able to co...

The Shape of Performance Reporting

An Outline that Can Be Used for Tracking Progress It could be said that communication is the oil that keeps a project running smoothly. Project managers (PMs) can spend up to 90 percent of their time ...

Applying Details to the Task Form View

In a recent blog post article, I discussed how to apply and use the Task Entry view. This view, by the way, is a combination view or “split” view that includes the Gantt Chart view in the top pane and...

What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2020 Changes

The Project Management Professional (PMP®) examination offered by Project Management Institute (PMI) is changing next year. PMI first made this announcement in June of 2019 and has made the new Examin...

Don’t Turn your Critical Path into a Slippery Path

In my last article, I covered four misconceptions about critical path. Now, I’ll be going through some of the mechanics of finding the critical path in a project, so that you have a better understandi...

Webinar Recap: How to Link Tasks Using a Master Project Schedule

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Mike Agnello’s How to Link Tasks Using a Master Project Schedule webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wi...

Four Misconceptions about the Critical Path

Most non-technical people don’t know what the critical path is; whereas, those that work on IT projects know what it means at a high level, but have few insights into the actual mechanics of it—and ho...