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Tag Archives: 2016

Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in Microsoft Project

Background Information Each of the applications in Microsoft Office includes a Quick Access Toolbar, displayed by default in the upper left corner of the application window. In Figure 1, you can see the default Quick Access Toolbar in the upper left corner of my Microsoft Project application window.   Microsoft intends for us to customize…

Project Online + Power BI = The Complete Resource Picture!

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project Online provides many powerful reporting tools and is a treasure trove of information. However, many organizations have other data sources that affect or otherwise influence the data from…

Expedite Project Updates Using A Custom Status View

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: The schedule is baselined and it’s time to start your project. Correctly implementing your project means it must be monitored and controlled using an accurate status gathered from your…

Critical Path, Criticality Analysis, and Criticality Index

Imagine the following scenario. You are in charge of managing a big match in a stadium. The venue can hold over 100,000 people. The audience is as passionate about watching, as their favorite players are about playing. Any untoward incident can create problems. You want to have the security, monitoring, and all other aspects of…

Cloud Basics for PMs

Over the past decade or so, the concept of ‘cloud’ has become synonymous with a place where we store all things work-related (such as documents and data). In many cases, a ‘cloud’ represents the place where we work (i.e. within a digital workspace like SharePoint or Wrike). For project managers, we often speak in fluffy…

The Newest Agile Features of MS Project

As a Project MVP, I get to help customers globally, and I get to review approaches for MS Project and other scheduling technologies, including Agile, Waterfall, Prince2, and other methodologies. This article is a continuation and update to the MPUG series on Agile Project Management with Microsoft PPM technologies. I hope you find it educational,…

Do You Know Enough About Baselining?

In Microsoft Project, a baseline is like a “snapshot” of your project before you begin entering actual progress. Following best practices for baselining is essential to the success of any project, but do you know enough about what types of data are saved in a baseline, where to view this data, and how that all…

Three Questions to Ask Before Entering Data in Microsoft Project

Microsoft® Project for Windows has been available for nearly 30 years. Users still think that it’s like Excel and begin entering data immediately after opening a new file. This action is allowed in Project but I don’t recommend it as a standard practice. Here are three questions you should answer before entering data, and why…

Project Management Methodologies: Managing with Your Methodology

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Regardless which project management methodology you choose, you’ll still guide your projects through a project lifecycle. The methodologies differ in how they progress through the lifecycle’s stages or phases…

Five Tips for Building your Organization’s Methodology

Many people are confused about what a methodology is, because the word is misused frequently. According to PMI’s PMBOK® Sixth Edition,  methodology is “a system of practices, techniques, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline.” But, what does that mean? Are the phases in a WBS a methodology? No, a WBS…

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