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Critical Path, Criticality Analysis, and Criticality Index

Imagine the following scenario. You are in charge of managing a big match in a stadium. The venue can hold over 100,000 people. The audience is as passionate about watching, as their favorite players are about playing. Any untoward incident can create problems. You want to have the security, monitoring, and all other aspects of…

Three Reasons to Use Power BI with Microsoft Project

I enjoy the occasional list about why I should use a certain tool or why it might make my life a bit easier. Power BI is one of those tools that definitely makes reporting easier from Project. As such, a list of Power BI’s advantages could be quite a long list, but the longer list,…

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 where we work (i.e. within a digital workspace like SharePoint or Wrike). For project managers, we often speak in fluffy…

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’s mobile and project-centric work environment, the ability to coordinate multiple projects with distributed teams and making high-level strategic decisions based upon consolidated project progress, risk and…

Mistake 6: Ignore Scheduling Modes

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the sixth mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 6: Ignore Scheduling Modes. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful. Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by visiting mpug.com/do. Presenter: Sam Huffman first…

Reporting on Your Project Plan Using the Microsoft Project and SharePoint Sync

At my company, we are advocates of collaborative project management. That is, empowering everyone on your team to lead and contribute to the success of a project. There is no better tool for collaborative project management than Microsoft SharePoint! Managing a project in SharePoint centralizes all project information in one collaborative project site. Combine that…

Mistake 5: Recreate the Same Calendar for Every File

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the fifth mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 5: Recreate the Same Calendar for Every File. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful. Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by…

Adding a Current Tasks Flag

It is important to keep your project team focused on current and near-term tasks. If you want to send out a weekly update to your project team, showing which tasks are active, but incomplete, or scheduled to start in the next week, it would help to have a flag that automatically identifies those tasks for…

Mistake 4: Ignore Calendar Hierarchy

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the fourth mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 4: Ignore Calendar Hierarchy. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful.   Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by visiting mpug.com/do.   Presenter:…

The Newest Agile Features of MS Project

As a Project MVP, I get to help customers globally, and I get to review approaches for MS Project and other scheduling technologies, including Agile, Waterfall, Prince2, and other methodologies. This article is a continuation and update to the MPUG series on Agile Project Management with Microsoft PPM technologies. I hope you find it educational,…

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