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Data Analysis Using Project with Excel

Event Description: As a project manager with the State of Maryland Department of Social Services, I was tasked with clearing up case backlogs for Medical Assistance and Food Supplement Payments. In order to break the yearly cycle of backlogs recurring, I was not only able to advocate using Microsoft Project, but helped establish an ongoing…

Two Ways to Sync Microsoft Project with Your SharePoint Project Site

First things first! At the start of any project, you need to decide how and with which tool you will manage your project. At BrightWork, our recommendation is that SharePoint is the best collaborative platform with which to manage a project. For more experienced Project Managers, SharePoint will not have all the project planning capabilities…

The Magic Formula and Manual Work Assignment

We all know that the heart of MS Project is the “magic” formula: Work = Duration * Units. This formula works with automatically scheduled tasks, but does it always work? Let me illustrate my point by creating a simple project with two tasks: As you can see, Work is 0 hours, because there are no…

Ideation Within Project Online

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 0.5 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Take your Project Online environment to the next level by creating a mechanism to capture all the great project ideas from anyone in your organization. Sort and order…

5 Best Ways to Learn Microsoft Project

  1. Attend expert-led live training webinars. 2. Improve your skills as your project and training needs progress with targeted on-demand training videos and searchable MPUG how-to articles. 3. Get your questions answered by experts like Sam Huffman either by buying his MS Project Do’s and Don’ts book or getting in on our new boot camp program…

Determine If a Filter is applied to Your Project

Every once in a while, I will see a question like this in one of the Microsoft Project user forums: “Why can’t I see all of the tasks in my project?” Inevitably, the source of the missing tasks is that the user has a filter applied to their project without realizing it. The filter in…

Using Sprint Projects in Microsoft Project

Introduction This is the second in a two part series covering the Agile capabilities of Microsoft Project. In the first article, we discussed Kanban boards. Now we will look at Microsoft’s Scrum implementation, or, to use the Microsoft terminology, Sprint Projects. What is a Sprint Project and a Sprint? A Sprint Project is a Microsoft…

Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Kanban Board! (Part 2)

From the author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Check out the NEW Do’s and Don’ts Bootcamp, which delivers Microsoft Project Management proficiency (and credibility) in just three hours of training! In Part 1 of this article, we saw that the “Kanban Board” clearly shows what is completed, what is in progress, and what is…

Best Practices in Using Master and Sub Projects with Project and Project Online

  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: With many people now using Project through Office 365 or Project Online in conjunction with Project Desktop, the need for reporting, dashboards and / or editing multiple…

Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Kanban Board! (Part 1)

From the author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Check out the NEW Do’s and Don’ts Bootcamp, which delivers Microsoft Project Management proficiency (and credibility) in just three hours of training! Sometimes managers and executives want to know only the basic status of a task or project. Questions like “Has it started?” or “Is it…

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