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Burndown Chart

A burndown chart is a powerful tool used in Project Management to determine work done vs time left. Burndown charts help project managers to asses and improve work estimation. Learn how you can use it in project management to ensure project success

Building and Analyzing Kanban Cumulative Flow Diagrams with MS Project (Agile)

Like Sprint or Release Burndown charts in Scrum, cumulative flow diagrams (CFDs) are frequently used in projects using a Kanban framework. This is because one of the fundamental aspects of Kanban is t...

Sprint Burndown and Burnup Charts with MS Project Agile

Two frequently and widely used charts in projects using Agile frameworks are the Burndown and Burnup Charts. These can be generated at the Iteration (Sprint) level or Release level. You can even decid...

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...

The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

Imagine this scenario as you start off your day: You open your business site and the message says: “it doesn’t exist.” You then try to log in to your email account, which also displays the same messag...

How to Get the Most Out of Your Microsoft Project Reports

Do you ever get the feeling you are just using just a small part of an application? Or that there is so much more to explore in a tool? That there might be low hanging fruit, just out of reach, becaus...

Transitioning from PMBOK 5th Edition to PMBOK 6th Edition

Project Management Institute (PMI®)’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide has seen continuous upgrades since its publication for the first time in 1996. Every four to five years, aspir...

The Agile Project Manager: How to Build Agile Projects in Microsoft Project

Now that you have the basics about what agile development entails, let’s look at how to build an agile project using the Microsoft Project suite (Project Professional, Project Server and Project...

5 Metrics for Agile Development

Let’s say you were to meet gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt and say to him, “Here’s a great track in front of you. You run. We’ll monitor your running and declare you the fastest...

Increase Your Productivity by Directly Implementing Your PM Process within MS Project

With the introduction of the ribbon for Office 2007 and finally Project Professional 2010, Microsoft significantly changed the way of working on projects. From a data modeling perspective, it makes se...

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