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A Better Microsoft Project: Baselining

This article is the fifth in my series, “A Better Microsoft Project,” You can find the earlier articles here: Introduction, Time Modeling, D * U – W fields, and Workload Leveling. I find baselining to...

PMBOK

Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Bongiovani’s Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may w...

Time is Money: The Importance of Earned Value Management

In my previous article, I discussed the importance of a baseline, and how, without one, a PM doesn’t have a yardstick, per se, to measure with. Project Management presents many tools and techniques fo...

Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 1 Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Bongiovani’s webinar, Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 1, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members....

Closing A Project with MS Project

A project, unlike an operation, is a temporary endeavor. Because of this fact, every project will have a beginning and an end. There can be multiple projects launched within a program life cycle or a ...

Microsoft Project vs. Microsoft Planner

In any project management process, there is one shared concept — to define and set clear goals. Achieving the goal may vary depending on which method the PMO director chooses. Some projects may be sim...

Advanced Excel and PowerBI Reporting for MS Project

Often project data is requested for stakeholders who do not have MS Project installed or are not experienced enough to work with it. MS Project reporting to MS Excel or other visualization software is...

Entering Actuals During the Tracking Cycle

In my recent Tracking Starts with a Status Date article, a four-step tracking cycle was defined. It includes setting the status date, entering actuals, rescheduling incomplete work, and resource level...

7 Common Misconceptions about MS Project that People Get Wrong – Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s open panel discussion on MS Project misconceptions, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to us...