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The Agile Project Manager: Resource Management in Microsoft Project

Agile teams provide one value in resource management: ensuring that each functional project manager who is using resources can actually draw them from a single source. Fortunately, there’s a tool that can be invaluable for helping with this. The latest editions of Microsoft Project allow you to designate a single file as a centralized resource…

6 Essential Elements for Your Project Team Site

Project collaboration and communication are vital to the success of a project. We have all heard it said, but, what does it really mean? Proper subjects on emails? Setting up a thoughtful agenda for meetings? Creating a proper level of specificity in your work breakdown structure? Following PMI’s best practices when setting up a WBS?…

Microsoft Project + SharePoint = PM Maturity

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Many organizations already own Microsoft Project and SharePoint – but few take advantage of the synergy these two products create when used together. Watch this webinar recording to learn: 1. The…

3 Ways to Integrate Your Project Lifecycle Methodology into Microsoft Project

As organizations work to improve their project management maturity level, they often develop and document methodologies that include standardized processes and best practices. However, incorporating these standards and processes directly into project planning and execution efforts can prove challenging because these materials aren’t always easily accessible. Instead, these artifacts frequently end up in a dusty…

4 Habits for Building Your PM Maturity

Have you read Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? This blockbuster book has transformed millions of lives. A critical component of the message is habit. Regularly repeated behavior. Effectiveness is a result of doing the right things consistently. Consistency is also a theme in continuous process improvement and project management maturity models. If…

Warning: Project Status Meetings Are Bad for Your Health

OK, while meetings may not directly impact your personal health, they’re certainly not good for the health of your projects. As a 2014 infographic suggested, $37 billion alone is spent per year on unproductive meetings. That’s a big waste. If you as a project manager could find a way to get team members out of…

Software Reviews

MPUG is continually on the hunt for add-on products that will accelerate your work with Microsoft Project, SharePoint and related applications. Below you’ll find links to programs that can help you get more out of your project management investment. If you have experience with them, please share your impressions with the rest of the MPUG…

What is Agile Project Management?

When you see a reference to “agile,” you may think of the dictionary definition that describes this concept as the ability to move quickly and easily. When the concept is “Agile Project Management,” it’s describing the process of taking a traditional approach to delivery and modifying it to include techniques that produce some immediate results…

Report: 7 Conditions Will Help Feds Improve PM Muscles

The federal government could improve its project and program management capabilities if it pursued a more systematic approach backed by law. That’s the finding of a new report written by the National Academy of Public Administration and sponsored by the Project Management Institute. Among the challenges emphasized in “Improving Program Management in the Federal Government”…

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