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Free Webinar: Managing Projects with SharePoint & MS Project

Event Description:  Many organizations have implemented SharePoint – but few understand how to leverage SharePoint to manage projects. Watch this webinar to learn: The most important factor to drive project management maturity. Why SharePoint is easier to use than Excel for managing tasks. How to reduce the time spent preparing status reports while you increase…

Behind Enemy Lines: Project Management Secrets Revealed

Expertise-specific tasks usually get left up to the person bearing the title, right? Writers write, salespeople sell, marketers market. But as corporate hierarchies flatten out into a pancake of shared initiatives and collaboration, there’s at least one role that’s sneaking its way into everyone’s responsibilities: project management. So, what do you do if you haven’t…

Ask Microsoft Your Project 2013 Questions!

Do you have specific questions about the New Project that have not been answered? Post your questions in the comment section of this article for possible inclusion in our interview with Microsoft Project and Visio Marketing Director, Chris Crane and Project engineer, Howard Chow. Chris and Howard will read your questions and respond to some…

Ask the Experts: A Successful EPM Implementation Has More than Technology

Jim from Denver asks: My management has asked me to implement Microsoft Project Server and to have 500 people entering time by the end of the month to get resource allocations. We have installed the software. What do I need to do to accomplish this? Ellen answers: Wow! That is quite a requirement — and…

11 Reasons You Should Attend the Microsoft Project Conference

If you’re immersed in Microsoft Project and Project Server for your work, you’ll definitely want to head to Microsoft’s Phoenix bash, the Microsoft Project Conference 2012taking placeMarch 19-22. Here are 11 reasons to attend: 1. You’ve been working with Project 2010 for a year or two now, and it’s time to take your usage to…

Chapter Spotlight: 4 Questions with Houston’s Vicki Eaker

Vicki Eaker with MPUG’s Houston Chapter currently works at Shell Trading via her employer Sogeti USA LLC. She’s the application readiness project manager for the Global Shell Trading Vista Migration Project. Prior to joining Sogeti two years ago, Eaker spent three years managing projects in healthcare (including one Project Server implementation as well as SharePoint…

The Art and Science of Estimating Task Lengths

Project management is both an art and a science. Estimating task durations and work draw on the project manager skills and experience. Estimates take into consideration factors such as resource skill, history, and experience. In this lesson, we’ll look at estimating duration and work. Estimating is the ability to make an educated guess as to…

Start Your Project Management Career

Getting started in project management can be tough. When starting out, there are many questions and challenges to face, and they are different based on your particular background and situation. People who struggle with this come from various backgrounds: Project Newbies. You might be a recent graduate or switching careers. If you have no experience…

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