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Power, Politics, and Providing for a Project: Part 2

Trust Building between Stakeholders and the Project Team Is a Powerful Asset In Part One of my article on power, politics, and providing for a project, we looked at two areas of importance: the project’s charter and the communications plan. I’d like to continue the conversation by outlining specific suggestions for building trust between stakeholders…

Power, Politics, and Providing for a Project: Part 1

Trust Building between Stakeholders and the Project Team Is a Powerful Asset The following statement made by Dr. Gary L. Richardson, University of Houston, is one of the most commanding I ever heard related to project management and one that all project managers (PMs) should be aware of: “Projects are natural breeding grounds for conflict…

Webinar Recap: Data Analysis Using Project with Excel

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Bongiovani’s Data Analysis Using Project with Excel webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. There may…

Optimize Agile by Blending Agile Across Project & Office 365

  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 is continuing to expand and provide better together stories around using both Project & Office 365. Learn how to maximize your productivity across Project Online and…

Importing Excel Data into Project

As project managers, how many of us have created Excel spreadsheets which we’d like to see become a part of our MS Project plans? You may have wondered on more than one occasion how to effectively integrate Excel data into a Microsoft Project file (*.mpp). We’ve had a number of contributors cover this topic before,…

Five Tips for Dealing with Conflict in Project Management

Most projects bring with them some conflict. Project managers have the dual responsibility of managing, not only the workflow of the project, but also the inevitable conflict that arises within the daily activities of the job. These conflicts, known as blameless or fracturing, can either benefit or harm the successful completion of a project. Blameless…

Successfully Managing a Waterfall Project with Individual Work by Agile Teams

As we all know, there are two general approaches or methodologies used for projects: Waterfall and Agile. Before I continue with an explanation of the differences between those two, let me emphasize one major and the biggest difference there is: The PLAN! Waterfall methodologies are plan driven. Everything is—or should be—known upfront. With a Waterfall…

Reporting On Your Microsoft Project Plan in SharePoint

Microsoft Project with SharePoint integration allows project managers to maintain their project schedule with all the heavy lifting in MS Project, while project team members collaborate and work on the project without ever having to leave SharePoint. But, what is the best way to report on the MS Project plan in SharePoint? This article will…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: April 2018 Edition

Updates for Project and Project Server Released in March Microsoft’s TechNet blog has announced the release of Project and Project Server updates last month listing details depending on which configuration users have set up. As the post notes, mainstream support for Project and Project Server 2010 ended in October of 2015, and an SP1 patched…

Applepark – Project 2 Outlook

P2O is produced by Applepark Ltd. Product Summary: P2O an application that allows you to export a selection of tasks directly from Project into an Outlook as either calendar items or meeting requests. It helps ensure that Project Managers and Stakeholders are aligned on Project tasks. Effective communications and an understanding of what each user should…

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