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Five Tips for Building your Organization’s Methodology

Many people are confused about what a methodology is, because the word is misused frequently. According to PMI’s PMBOK® Sixth Edition,  methodology is “a system of practices, techniques, procedures, and rules used by those who work in a discipline.” But, what does that mean? Are the phases in a WBS a methodology? No, a WBS…

What is Scrum?

To understand scrum and the scrum methodology employed by many agile project managers, you can look to the sport of rugby for the origins of this strange nomenclature. In the game of rugby, team players scrum during a pause in game play, brought on by some minor infringement of the rules, such as a forward…

Information Security Management / Framework for Information Security Testing

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: This presentation addresses the logistics processes, planning, operations, rules of engagement and analysis required for successful security testing. It will examine testing from a strategic and tactical prospective. Critical…

ECHO – Using Microsoft Project to Manage Agile Development Efforts

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: Looking for a method to use MSP to manage Agile development efforts? Look no further! ECHO is a standards-based framework, initially built on the Microsoft product suite, which facilitates faster…

MPUG On-Demand Webinar Listing Aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle

Below you will find a complete listing of MPUG’s on-demand Microsoft Project training webinars broken down by the 3 categories of the new PMI Talent Triangle framework. See a complete listing of MPUG’s on-demand Microsoft Project training webinars broken down by category. MPUG Members have access to the full library of recorded webinars. Join MPUG or…

The Most Basic Project Management Framework

In this article I discuss the project management framework that I have applied in multiple projects (including the one I used in “A Free Project Pipeline Tracker for Excel“). What you’ll find is that it’s simple and uses the most basic of components, yet it’s where every project I’ve ever worked on begins. Let’s begin…

Agile is Not Always the Answer — How to Determine the Right Scheduling Approach for your Project

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: There are several scheduling approaches for projects: Agile, Critical Path, Resource-Critical Path, Critical Chain, Earned Value and Earned Work. In his article published in the MPUG-newsletter,  Eric proposed a framework with…

Increase Your Project’s Impact with Change Management, Part 2

As I explained in part one, the Prosci ADKAR Model is one of the most widely used frameworks for managing change. Practitioners say that it makes sense, is easy to explain to others and helps them see and unlock numerous and various types of change. Whether a change is impacting five, 50, 500 or 5,000…

Increase Your Project’s Impact with Change Management, Part 1

Projects come in all shapes and sizes. Some impact the entire enterprise while others may affect a single workshop. Some are disruptive while others are incremental. Projects can aim to improve processes, systems, tools and structures. But despite all the wonderful variety in the project world, there is one universal constant in terms of both…

The Agile Project Manager: Agile Disciplines, Part 1

When you hear the term, “agile,” remember that it’s comprised of many different frameworks and approaches that fundamentally support a more interactive model to prioritize and deliver features. Collectively, those various methodologies are known as agile. They all promote the values of the agile “manifesto,” and they’re consistent with those principles. As I promised in…

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