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Project Management Methodologies: Methodology Meet-up

Event Description: Project management isn’t one-size-fits-all. The methodology that makes sense for your organization depends on the types of projects you perform, how you manage resources, and your corporate culture. In this session, John Riopel and Bonnie Biafore describe several of the most popular project management methodologies (such as traditional waterfall and rolling wave, as…

Supercharge your Productivity with New Agile, Kanban and Scrum Features and Capabilities in Microsoft Project

Event Description: The wait is finally over! Agile, Kanban and Scrum functionality in Microsoft Project is here. Come get a deep dive working and training tour of these new features and how to best leverage them to optimize your work productivity. Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1…

MPUG Detroit: Agile in Action: Key Agile Concepts Illustrated

REGISTER HERE Agile in Action: Key Agile Concepts Illustrated. You’ve heard it, but have you really lived it? Agile is one  of  those  methodologies that seems to make sense on the surface but does not  always  translate  easily  into  real‐life  situations. In  this  session,  you  will  participate in hands on exercises to learn agile techniques and how to make them work for you and your organization. Attendees will learn general agile techniques and gather takeaways that may be applied to a wide variety of  agile methodologies implemented by organizations. No prior knowledge of  agile is needed to attend this session. Who Should Attend?   Anyone who is “agile curious”  Anyone looking for “ideas to try out agile”&nbs  Anyone struggling with promoting or trying out agile in their  organization Learning Objectives   Learn how…

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…

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…

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