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Common Issues in PM: Over-booked and Mismanaged Resources

Most projects lean heavily on using human resources to perform the tasks that are set out in the schedule. But very few organizations are purely project-driven. That means that people (the other, friendlier name for “human resources”) work on line activities as well as projects in their daily lives. How do you find the balance…

Project Online’s Role in Saving a Troubled Program

  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: Expert community members, Rich Weller and Sunil Singh were recently brought in to assist an organization with a major transformation program.  They quickly learned that the program was…

Boost Project Planning with Your Big, Monster Piece of Paper

To enhance project planning, my company established a process called the “Big Monster Piece of Paper” or BMPP for short. The BMPP method is a structured, top-down brainstorming approach to develop a detailed project work plan. Inputs The BMPP inputs include all project scope documentation available, such as: Contractual data (statement of work, notes, requirements,…

4 Best Practices for Implementing Project Portfolio Management on SharePoint

MPUG VENDOR SHOWCASE SESSION* 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: Recent research conducted by the Project Management Institute shows organizations with strong project portfolio management processes are completing more projects on time and in budget….

PMO-in-A-Box

A few months ago I wrote about the structure of the project management office or PMO. In that article I referenced the concept of the ad hoc PMO — one that’s formed to meet a specific goal, such as for training project managers or performing an audit on a portfolio of projects. What I didn’t…

FluentPro Integration Hub: Unified Portfolio, Project and Work Management using Microsoft Project Online

MPUG VENDOR SHOWCASE SESSION* 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: The reality of modern organizations is the use of multiple tools for portfolio management, project management, and work management. Our teams use Microsoft Project Online,…

Lightweight Project Management on Office 365 Platform

  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: Microsoft Office 365 provides several options for managing projects – Microsoft Project Online, SharePoint Online, Office 365 Planner and Office 365 Groups. During this webinar you learn: –         …

The Use of Strategy in Microsoft Project Online

During Microsoft Project Online implementations, our clients and users often ask two questions: What is the best practice for using Strategy, the portfolio analysis, feature in Microsoft Project Online? Can we depend on the outcome of a portfolio analysis process? In this article I address both. The main goal of portfolio analysis is to identify,…

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…

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…

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