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Distracted Much? Activities That Have the Greatest Impact on Your Project

If you’re like most project managers, in addition to the administration of your project, you likely have a multitude of daily activities that distract you from essential tasks. These distractions can impact the overall success of your project. Dr. Gloria Mark, an associate professor at Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the…

Juggling Multiple Projects

Dear Elizabeth: I manage a team that that is always juggling multiple project tasks. How can I keep my team focused on their top priorities, and help them know what the latest priorities are? – All Over the Place Dear Place: Welcome to my world! Juggling is the norm, I’m afraid, but it’s great that…

How to Facilitate a Productive Meeting

Meetings remain a necessary part of business. They help employees to coordinate efforts, allow for troubleshooting problems, and infuse creativity into an organization. According to a recent article posted by The Muse, an online career resource, an estimated twenty-five million business meetings occur each day within the United States. These meetings are typically taking up…

Count Down Starts!

In the field of project management, we talk quite a bit about productivity. One easy way to track the time left until a project’s completion is with Timescale. Timescale displayed in Gantt Chart (Bar Chart) has two tiers – the starting date of the week on the top, and the week day label on the…

Riding the Productivity Roller Coaster

Dear Elizabeth: I run a product team that responds to seasonal demands, and our output fluctuates. We have times when we’re very busy and then a couple of weeks where it’s slow. There’s always work to be done, but when demand ebbs, people’s productivity and engagement does as well. How do I keep my team…

Levels of Project Scheduling Proficiency

Summary ‘ Time Modeling’ is the simplest way of working with project scheduling applications (like Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera) that everyone can learn in one or two days of training (‘introductory’ level). The ‘intermediary’ level is modeling time and workloads (‘Workload Modeling’ ), which requires you to learn many more features in your scheduling application…

Gaining Project Insights About Project Extensions

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: Whether you are looking for quick productivity innovations, more advanced reports or surfacing role-based information, Project Online extensions may be the answer. During this session we will explore using…

3 Ways to Surf the Flow of Your Project Management Cycle

There’s a definite cycle to project management. You move from the input of technical data to the communication activities of human interactions. This cycle is constantly shifting as you move forward, changing at any moment the probability of success for the project management. If data isn’t managed correctly, errors in timelines and schedules occur. When…

Portfolio, Program, Projects – How to Manage Effectively using Microsoft Project

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: How can you effectively utilize Project to manage many projects with multi-level project structures? One way to help with managing multiple projects, programs or portfolio, is to understand how to…

Microsoft Project Server improves Safety and Productivity for Oil Company

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 a large oil producer used Project Server’s scheduling engine and reporting with geospatial data to ensure that they safely planned their drilling activities so as to not create any…

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