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The Do’s and Don’ts of Project

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: Sam Huffman delivers a presentation on more of his famous Do’s and Dont’s, focusing on the top things NOT to do in your project, and why! Presenter Info: Sam…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts

Buy Now | Review | About | Author | Preview | Freebies | Essentials Review Already read the book? Tell the MPUG community what you think!   About Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts Author Sam Huffman believes less is more. In this concise guide, Sam has stripped down the complexity of Microsoft® Project to explain just the essence of project management….

Resource Leveling: Recommendations

Welcome to the final article in the “Resource Leveling” series. If you’ve read the prior articles, you may have noticed a lack of recommendations. I did that purposely to keep those articles focused on the “black and white” aspects of tool functionality and so that I could present recommendations all together in one final article,…

Resource Leveling: The Leveling Cycle

There’s an old joke: How do you eat an elephant? The answer is: one bite at a time. While the joke may be goofy, it illustrates an important concept. A step-by-step ordered approach can be used to address any big problem. Leveling a new schedule for the first time can be just like that. The…

Resource Leveling: It’s Time to Level Your Schedule

You’ve hit that magical point. Your knees are weak, you’re nervous and your palms are sweating. Yes, it’s time to level your schedule. But there’s different leveling buttons and beyond that there are also leveling controls. Which options should be set? Which leveling button should be used? The answers to those questions depend upon what…

Best Practices in Data Visualization

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: Data visualization is a term that most business professionals are familiar with today. But how many in the planning community realize that they create data visualizations as a regular…

Workdays in Microsoft Project

What are Microsoft Project workdays? What can you change, what should you change and where do you change it? This article covers what you can expect with certain changes in the workdays settings, as well as some advice on what to do and what to leave alone. Granted, some advice might not apply to your…

Time to Reboot Your PMO?

The project management office — much like a computer — becomes ineffective and inefficient over time and sometimes requires a reboot. Rebooting a computer resets the system, clears out cache, releases memory and updates drivers. Once the computer system is back up and running, presumably it runs faster and more efficiently. You could look at…

Survey: PMOs Have Room for Improvement

Project management offices are there to take on the big project work within an organization. For example, the most important job for the PMO is to oversee project reporting and communications. Job two is doing project portfolio management. And third is defining and maintaining project management best practices and standards for the organization. Those results…

Using Agile Best Practices with Project PPM Technologies

  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: Agile is one of the most common technical project management disciplines, but many PM’s don’t know how to leverage existing or even the new PM tools that Microsoft…

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