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PPM in the Cloud: Successfully Migrating to Project Online

Event Description: Everything is moving to the cloud these days. Storage, software, and even Project and Portfolio Management (PPM). It is time for your PPM to migrate there, too? There are many benefits of moving to the cloud, such as unlimited scalability, around-the-clock accessibility, and enhanced collaboration – just to name a few. If those…

Understanding the Microsoft PPM Public Power BI Content Pack

Event Description: Microsoft recently announced the new Power BI Content Pack for Microsoft PPM.  This content pack allows organizations to deploy out-of-the-box reporting in a new Project Web App instance; so not requiring any customizations what-so-ever.  In this webinar, Kenneth Steiness of Sensei Project Solutions will provide a guided tour of this new content pack…

Building Insightful Dashboards and Reports against Project Online data with Power BI

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: Learn how to address the information requirements of project managers and PMOs by delivering insightful PPM reporting to support fact-based decision making. Presenter Info: Ken Loewen, MCP, CPA, CGMA,…

What is Scrum?

To understand scrum and the scrum methodology employed by many agile project managers, you can look to the sport of rugby for the origins of this strange nomenclature. In the game of rugby, team players scrum during a pause in game play, brought on by some minor infringement of the rules, such as a forward…

Common Issues in Project Management #3: Micromanaging the Team

In this article I would like to explore a key issue that many Project managers struggle with. It’s an exploration into the term “Micromanagement”. There is a lot you can find on the subject, and I will end the article with some references to earlier articles on MPUG and other sources for you to enjoy….

Breaking the Wall between Users and Tools: Project Online, chat-bots and machine learning

  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: Imagine a world where the users will ask questions in natural language to a personal project management assistant using their favorite chat or instant messaging tool. Each user…

Breaking the Wall between Users and Tools: Project Online, chat-bots and machine learning

The portfolio and project management area, for the last years, has improved considerably in many aspects: frameworks, processes, methodologies and even the tools, like Microsoft Project and Project Online, which is now supporting agile in the standard product. But even with all these improvements, we are still doing everything in the same way. We are…

What is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

A work breakdown structure or WBS is a common term in project management. The concept is used each time a new project is designed — and is created before entering any data into a Microsoft Project file. Yet even though the WBS is an important construct to project managers, creating and using a WBS in…

Getting Earned Value Metrics from Microsoft Project

You may snicker to think that Microsoft Project can serve as a tool for producing earned value metrics. After all, there are highly complex, dedicated products that perform this job. In this article I won’t attempt to cover all the necessary aspects and nuances of using Project as an EV tool; but I will discuss…

How to Fight Back Against Alternative Facts

Last week, I shared the “10 Signs Your PMO is Trying to Fly ‘Alternative Facts’“. This week I provide coping mechanisms for dealing with each of those quandaries. My philosophy is simple: First, follow industry best practices to stay out of trouble. Second, use Microsoft Project Online to track your efforts and keep everybody aligned….

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