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Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description:  This session will walk the attendee through 9 practices that are sure to be problematic. Topics will include but are not limited to: Including summary tasks in project sequencing; Assigning…

Ask the Experts: A Successful EPM Implementation Has More than Technology

Jim from Denver asks: My management has asked me to implement Microsoft Project Server and to have 500 people entering time by the end of the month to get resource allocations. We have installed the software. What do I need to do to accomplish this? Ellen answers: Wow! That is quite a requirement — and…

Certification Insider: Mastering Duration, Work, and Units

Assigning one resource to a task and getting the outcome you want is easy. But adding, removing, or juggling resource assignments can be a mind-bender that leads to hair loss, foul temper, and being ostracized by your team members. Understanding how duration, work, and units fit together is the first step toward reining in wayward…

Excel vs. Project: How to Convince Managers that Project Really is Better for Managing Projects

How often have you seen a manager struggle to use Microsoft Office Excel to manage project information such as scheduling project dates or recording task assignments? Often, it’s a matter of sticking with what they know — and every manager in the world seems to know Excel. In this article, I’ll supply you with the…

Conquering Operational Resources and Time in Microsoft Project Server 2007

Microsoft Project Server 2007 allows for new scenarios on resource management, specifically regarding assigning resources to operational work. The secret to doing this is using a specific type of project plan called an Activity Plan. (An additional scenario exists for rolling project plans, but I’ll cover that in a separate article.) So, let’s talk about…

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