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Picking a Project Management Methodology

Companies that perform project after project usually pick a project management methodology, such as PRINCE2 or Agile, and stick with it. That way, all their projects follow approximately the same project management processes. Teams learn what works and what doesn’t, and everyone learns what to do and expect. The approach you choose depends a lot…

Common Issues in Project Management #3: Micromanaging the Team

In this article I would like to explore a key issue that many Project managers struggle with. It’s an exploration into the term “Micromanagement”. There is a lot you can find on the subject, and I will end the article with some references to earlier articles on MPUG and other sources for you to enjoy….

Using MS Project for Agile Project Management

  Event Description: Agile is one of the fastest growing approaches used in Project Management.  Come learn how to leverage MS Project to manage an agile project with sprints, story points and advanced views and reports that let you integrate Waterfall, Agile or other Rapid / Iterative scheduling approaches with MS Project. Project Management Institute…

Common Issues in PM: Managing Project Documentation

In this MPUG article we’re going to step away from Gantt charts and baselines for a change and talk a bit about documentation. I can think of no project methodology that does away with documentation. By “documentation” I mean documents, Excel sheets, AutoCAD drawings — you name it. But the deal is, where should you…

5 Tips for a Better Design Phase

Communications in business, generally, should be designed for optimal readability by their audience, to cut risk. Miscommunication in business is bad. This means you we need to put some think-time and design-work into your plan-related communications. If you and your organization haven’t circled back around just yet, to make sure you’re doing it right, this…

10 Signs Your PMO is Trying to Fly “Alternative Facts”

Project Management Professionals and Microsoft-certified individuals are committed to the quality and continuity of a project’s process and progress. While we must salute their passionate tenacity during the most complex challenges, we must also acknowledge that the health of any project may well be determined by the enthusiasm (or lack thereof) from supervisory or executive…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts

Buy Now | Review | About | Author | Preview | Freebies | Essentials Review Already read the book? Tell the MPUG community what you think!   About Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts Author Sam Huffman believes less is more. In this concise guide, Sam has stripped down the complexity of Microsoft® Project to explain just the essence of project management….

Common Issues in PM: Over-booked and Mismanaged Resources

Most projects lean heavily on using human resources to perform the tasks that are set out in the schedule. But very few organizations are purely project-driven. That means that people (the other, friendlier name for “human resources”) work on line activities as well as projects in their daily lives. How do you find the balance…

Project Online’s Role in Saving a Troubled Program

  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: Expert community members, Rich Weller and Sunil Singh were recently brought in to assist an organization with a major transformation program.  They quickly learned that the program was…

Good Project Advice

These tips and traps from a project management and scheduling expert cover the essence of project scheduling, framing the workday properly and handling out-of-scope requests. No Dates When you schedule electronically, you should not enter start of finish dates for tasks. If you use Microsoft Project to simply capture dates and only dates, you may…

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