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Optimize Agile by Blending Agile Across Project & Office 365

Event Description: Microsoft is continuing to expand and provide better together stories around using both Project & Office 365. Come learn how to maximize your productivity across Project Online and Office 365, by using the integrated tools like MS Teams, Planner, Roadmap and MS Project. Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar…

How to Set up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM solution

Event Description: There are plenty of organizations out there that use Microsoft Project stand alone to manage and control their projects. When we do not have a unified platform such as Project Online (or Project Server) to manage our projects, how do we ensure that the best practices are being used by all my project…

Different ways to track project progress with Microsoft Project

Event Description: This will be – from zero to hero session (1 hour) which will clarify how project progress can be tracked from a very simple to a very complicated way, with an explanation of when to use which one. Please note: This session applies only to Microsoft Project Desktop client. Project Management Institute (PMI)®…

An Agile Attitude: Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at the history of Agile and the Waterfall vs. Agile model. Now, I’d like to pick up where we left off and consider how MSP is adapting to more and more organizations implementing Agile.   A Short History of Microsoft Project (Or How MSP is Adapting to Agile) Microsoft Project…

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content….

Understanding the Impact of Progress on Expense Cost Resources

Background Information A user in the Microsoft Project user forum recently asked a question about problems he was experiencing with using Expense Cost resources in his project. The user stated that when he marked a task 100% complete, the Expense Cost resource assigned to the task was not marked as complete as well. What’s going…

The Best of 2018: MPUG’s Top Ten Articles from Last Year

Here’s our lineup of articles from 2018 that were the most popular! What do you think? Were any of these a favorite of yours? 1. Ask the Expert: Import Excel Data into Project – Tips & Troubleshooting Ellen Lehnert updated her article on the topic of MS Project’s import/export function earlier this year. She explains…

How to Get the Most Out of Your Microsoft Project Reports

Do you ever get the feeling you are just using just a small part of an application? Or that there is so much more to explore in a tool? That there might be low hanging fruit, just out of reach, because you never heard of its existence? I believe that the out of the box…

Set the Tracking Method for Each Enterprise Project

Background Does your organization need to specify a unique method of tracking progress for each type of Enterprise project in Project Online? Many years ago I worked with an electrical utility company that managed two types of projects using the Microsoft PPM tool: design projects and construction projects. They wanted to manage each type of…

Best Practices for Integration of Microsoft Project and Excel

Introduction This article discusses Project and Excel integration points, specifically in the following areas: How to import data from Excel to Project Importing an initial last list How to export data from Project to Excel Exporting a to-do list for resources Exporting time-phased data for reporting   Why Bother with Excel? First things first! My…

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