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How to Avoid the Seven Most Common PMP® Exam Mistakes

Planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can be a long and stressful journey. What better way is there to take a little stress off and help yourself prepare th...

Project Server Twilight Zone

  A client wants a Microsoft Project Server system built, including a security configuration based on the Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS). When the consultant arrives at the client site, the k...

A Project Engagement That Went Horribly Wrong

An organization had asked us to undertake a Project Server deployment initiative. The user base was gigantic. The deployment timeframe was tight, and on the agreed-upon budget we could just scrape by....

The Case of the Clueless Management

  At one organization where I worked, the CIO had seen something on the value of earned value. They brought me in to teach a two-day Microsoft Project class to their engineers without mentioning ...

The Septic Slip-up

  Early in my career, I was teaching an “Intro to Microsoft Project” class for a large corporate client in St. Paul, Minnesota. I had been there to teach classes for them a number of ...

Tales of Terror in Project Management

  Whether it’s a crazed client, scary supervisor, lunatic schedule or something else, these MPUG tales are guaranteed to get your skin crawling in time for Halloween. We invite you to share...

I Survived an Ax-wielding PMO Director

  Many years ago in a long lost time there was a Fortune 500 company hiring project managers. The U.S. economy had tanked and not many companies were hiring at all, so it was exciting to get hire...

5 Common Agile PM Transition Pitfalls to Avoid

Agile transformations do not take place overnight, which is the stark reality. They require discipline and consistent inspecting, adapting and follow-through. Any well-intended transformation is at ri...

The All-Time, Number-One Mistake Made by Schedulers

The following is an excerpt from Eric Uyttewaal’s new book, Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010. The “Schedule” Most people understand the schedule as a list of deliverab...