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What’s New? Microsoft Project News

PMI Announces Results of Project Management Salary Survey The results of Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey, 10th Edition are in and PMI reports that there has never been a better time to be a project manager. Project management skills and expertise are in demand, and earning potential is promising. This data equips practitioners with…

An Update from Ombudsman, Ira Brown

MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and challenges in the practices of project management. These are experts vetted by hundreds of thousands of your peers in the community. We want to let you know what they are up to! Ira Brown, the founder and president of Project Widgets, is…

Update on Ombud, Ben Howard and Power BI

Awarded Community Leader for his very popular and comprehensive UK web training series, Ben Howard has over 20 years of experience implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and Microsoft Project Online. He’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own EPM consultancy, Applepark Ltd, which…

Budgets Off Track and Out of This World

New York City accountants recently discovered that project budgets for a new train platform were seven times more expensive than comparative projects in similar cities worldwide. The New York project had 200 extra heads, not working, but apparently being paid $1,000.00 per day. How does a project get approved with this much excess cost? According…

Ombud, Eric Uyttewaal, Announces his Newest Book

MPUG Ombudsmen are experts who investigate and present solutions to common problems and complaints in the practices of project management. These are experts vetted by hundreds of thousands of your peers in the community. We want to let you know when they are up to something new – an innovation or developing time saving tips!…

Young People to get Intro to PM for Job Skills Development

A non-profit that helps young people connect their education and career goals has launched a workforce readiness program to teach project management The 114th Partnership launched the initiative with a grant from the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), a philanthropic arm of the Project Management Institute. The program will be tested in Philadelphia among…

Microsoft Declares Projectum Best PPM Company of the Year

Microsoft has announced the winners of its annual partner of the year awards. Four companies were finalists in the realm of project and portfolio management and one was named as the winner in the category. Projectum, which offers training, consulting and services, was named the winner. The other three finalists were Ernst & Young LLP, Brazil-based…

PMI: PM Profession to Grow by a Third by 2027

Project management isn’t going away anytime soon. A new assessment commissioned by the Project Management Institute found a “dramatic increase” in the number of jobs that will require “project-oriented skills” over the next decade. These aren’t all positions specifically for project managers; they also include jobs in which the individual needs project management skills. The…

Sensei Releases Portfolio Advisor for Microsoft PPM

A new program from Sensei Project Solutions performs automated project checks for governance and compliance. Sensei Portfolio Advisor works on projects maintained in Microsoft Project Online and Project Server. Versions are available for both individual users and enterprises. The application performs a set of checks based on industry standards and best practices, including the Project…

Sensei, Projectum to Share Sales; Projectum Gets New Leadership

Two international companies serving the Microsoft Project market will be working together on sales initiatives. Sensei Project Solutions, based in Phoenix, AZ, has signed an agreement with Denmark-based Projectum to sell its products and solutions in North America and Australia. And Projectum will sell Sensei’s products in the Nordic countries and the Netherlands. Both firms…

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