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What is Teams? (From a Project Manager’s Perspective)

In my previous post on MPUG, I shared a way to include Planner boards in Teams. Some of you might have wondered, what exactly is Teams? I would like to narrow that question down and address Teams from...

Managing Up to Keep Your Projects from Falling Down

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Think managing...

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...

Project Management Success With Office 365 Microsoft Teams, Planner And Project Online

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: In today’...

Managing Up to Keep Your Projects from Falling Down

Seeing a project through to successful completion is a team effort. While champions for the content and process are needed among stakeholders, there are two roles that are extremely critical to the su...

Getting the Team to Use Ranged Estimates

Dear Elizabeth: I work on a project team for a manufacturing company. For the last year, we’ve been using ranged estimates to build out our schedules. For the most part, our customers love it. We have...

Do’s and Don’ts of Project Management Communication

The cornerstone of every successful project is effective communication. As a project manager, everything you do is a communicative process. Clear communication about goals, responsibility and expectat...

Oops—Miscalculated Scope!

Dear Elizabeth: Last week my team had one of those “didn’t see it coming” moments, where we miscalculated scope and found ourselves in need of more time and resources to deliver the original project. ...

Protecting My Team from Being Randomized

Dear Elizabeth: My team members are constantly being pulled away to help other teams with their projects. I can’t say anything because the requests often come from upper level management. How can I pr...