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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:…

Ask the Expert: Import Excel Data into Project – Tips & Troubleshooting

MS Project’s import/export function is not as clear cut as it seems, but if you follow some of the tips below the procedure should work more smoothly for you. The design of the data, the wording of the Excel tabs, column headings, and options all need to be considered to have import/export working in a…

Add a Cutover Weekend Calendar

Some projects are just disruptive. This is especially the case when you are replacing an old technology with a new one. There usually isn’t a “good” time to move from one enterprise solution to another, so many IT project teams schedule the transition over a weekend. Bad for the people doing the work, but better…

The Ins and Outs of Budget Planning within Project Management

Budget planning takes your project management to a different level of efficiency and transparency. Research conducted by McKinsey & Co. and the University of Oxford reveals that half of all large IT projects run 45 percent over budget and seven percent over time. These overruns occur while delivering 56 percent less value. Yikes! Many of…

Why and When To Go For Agile Life Cycle

Projects, like human beings, are living entities. Just as every human being goes through a life cycle, so does a project. To understand life cycles, let’s break down a real-life example. Every day, you wake up from your bed, do your morning chores, have your breakfast, do your work, come back home in the evening,…

Using the Microsoft Planner App

This is the second part of a two part series on using Microsoft Planner. Using the Microsoft Planner App Because Planner is cloud based, there is an App for it that installs on mobile devices. The drag and swipe nature of Planner makes it ideal for use on touch screen devices (in fact, it has…

MPUG Detroit: Portfolio Management – An Integrated Approach to Portfolio Management

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Join Ed Roden and Hemant Damani as they present Portfolio Management. Hemant and Ed discuss Portfolio Management and integration with financial processes, resource capacity and delivery readiness. They…

Using Microsoft Planner

This is the first part of a two part series on using Microsoft Planner. Planner Overview Microsoft Planner is an Office 365 application which is aimed at providing a simple, visual way to organizing teamwork. Whereas Project is really aimed at the “serious” Project Manager, providing advanced functionality such as resource and schedule management, Planner…

Two Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Visio

Creating diagrams in Visio is fairly easy, but do you stop when you have a collection of shapes on the page? If you do, you’re missing most of the real power of Visio. While it’s true that a picture can be worth a thousand words, with Visio, you can take that picture to the next…

Project Management Methodologies: Managing with Your Methodology

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Regardless which project management methodology you choose, you’ll still guide your projects through a project lifecycle. The methodologies differ in how they progress through the lifecycle’s stages or phases…

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