Projects: Managing Teams

Explore expert insights, tips, and best practices for managing teams effectively. Enhance team collaboration, boost productivity, and achieve project success with MPUG’s comprehensive resources on team management.

Project Leadership: What Does it Really Mean to Lead, Not Manage?

In his 1990 book, “On Becoming a Leader,” Warren Bennis articulated his famous 12 differences between managers and leaders. The last is the best-known: ‘The manager does things right; the leader does ...

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Working as an Introvert in an Extroverted World: 6 Tips for Introverts to Manage Presentation Anxiety

Learn how project manager introverts can conquer presentation anxiety with these 6 expert tips from Andrea Linton, an introvert thriving in an extroverted world.

The image shows the hierarchy of issues in Jira. The top level is the initiative or project. Epics are the next level down, and they are used to group together related stories. Stories are the next level down, and they are used to describe the work that needs to be done. Tasks are the lowest level in the hierarchy, and they are used to track the work that is being done.

Decoding Jira: A Comprehensive Guide to Structure, Workflow, and Best Practices

Jira is a popular project management tool with a specific structure and workflow. Understand Jiras project hierarchy, from initiatives and epics to stories and tasks. Learn how to set up a project, cu...

Introduction to Jira

Jira is a powerful tool for agile project management. Learn about agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban, and how Jira supports them. Understand Jiras project structure and workflow, and discover b...

Effortlessly Convert Your Microsoft Teams Messages into Trackable Tasks

Microsoft Teams now allows users to convert chat messages into actionable tasks. Learn how to create tasks from messages, assign them to individuals or Planner plans, and explore additional features f...

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Beware the Word “Pragmatic”

Unveiling misuse of the term "pragmatism" in project management and its detrimental impact on decision-making, quality, and innovation.

The image shows a portion of the Resource Sheet in Microsoft Project. The Resource Sheet is used to manage resources, such as people, equipment, and materials, that are required to complete a project.

The Resource Sheet has several columns, including:

* Resource Name: The name of the resource.
* Type: The type of resource.
* Initials: The initials of the resource.
* Group: The group that the resource belongs to.
* Role: The role that the resource will play in the project.
* Max. Units: The maximum number of units of the resource that are available.
* Std. Rate: The standard rate of the resource.
* Ovt. Rate: The overtime rate of the resource.
* Cost/Use: The cost per use of the resource.

You can use the Resource Sheet to add, edit, and delete resources, as well as to assign resources to tasks. You can also use the Resource Sheet to view the availability of resources and to level resources.

Exploring Resource Management and Task Assignment in Microsoft Project

Earned value management involves various formulas and calculations. This introduction provides an overview of common terminology and formulas, including Earned Value (EV), Cost Variance (CV), and Sche...

Streamlining Employee Queries with Power Virtual Agents and Microsoft Teams Integration

Power Virtual Agents can streamline employee queries by automating responses and providing instant access to information. Learn how to create an FAQ bot, integrate it with Microsoft Teams, and leverag...

Resource and Task Management in Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project offers robust resource and task management capabilities. Learn how to use different views, such as the Gantt chart and resource sheet, to effectively manage, assign, and replace reso...

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