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Integrating “Top down” Budgeting and Financial Tracking with Microsoft Project

Event Description: Practically every IT organization does annual budgeting for major projects and operational efforts, and then monthly forecasting using a cost breakdown like Labor, Hardware, Software, T&E, Contingency, etc., and then they use a scheduling tool like Microsoft Project with detail tasks which isn’t organized that way. Often the initial budget is prepared long…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: July Edition

Is Agile Reaching a Tipping Point? Barry Pronier, on bizjournals.com, recently shared why he thinks this is the year millennials will create a flashpoint for the Agile revolution. As he points out, Agile has come a long way since 2001 when Dave Thomas and a group of software developers produced their Manifesto for Agile Software…

Expedite Project Updates Using A Custom Status View

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: The schedule is baselined and it’s time to start your project. Correctly implementing your project means it must be monitored and controlled using an accurate status gathered from…

Critical Path, Criticality Analysis, and Criticality Index

Imagine the following scenario. You are in charge of managing a big match in a stadium. The venue can hold over 100,000 people. The audience is as passionate about watching, as their favorite players are about playing. Any untoward incident can create problems. You want to have the security, monitoring, and all other aspects of…

Three Reasons to Use Power BI with Microsoft Project

I enjoy the occasional list about why I should use a certain tool or why it might make my life a bit easier. Power BI is one of those tools that definitely makes reporting easier from Project. As such, a list of Power BI’s advantages could be quite a long list, but the longer list,…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: June Edition

PMI Reports Organizations Facing Disruptive Technology Wikipedia defines the business term, “disruptive technology,” as an innovation that creates a new market or value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leading firms, products, and alliances. Project Management Institute (PMI) has released a new report showing that 91 percent of…

Mistake 6: Ignore Scheduling Modes

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the sixth mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 6: Ignore Scheduling Modes. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful. Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by visiting mpug.com/do. Presenter: Sam Huffman first…

Mistake 5: Recreate the Same Calendar for Every File

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the fifth mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 5: Recreate the Same Calendar for Every File. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful. Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by…

Adding a Current Tasks Flag

It is important to keep your project team focused on current and near-term tasks. If you want to send out a weekly update to your project team, showing which tasks are active, but incomplete, or scheduled to start in the next week, it would help to have a flag that automatically identifies those tasks for…

Mistake 4: Ignore Calendar Hierarchy

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the fourth mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 4: Ignore Calendar Hierarchy. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful.   Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by visiting mpug.com/do.   Presenter:…

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