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Project Management Challenges and Solutions: Tools, Process, and a Little Magic – By Project Widgets

MPUG VENDOR SHOWCASE SESSION* *This is an MPUG Vendor Session. Presenter will discuss Microsoft Project add-ons and how they can streamline the integration of various applications and Microsoft Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not out-of-the-box functionality and require product trial or purchase. Event Description: Project Widgets is pleased to showcase several tools that…

Project Management Success with Office 365: Microsoft Teams, Planner and Project Online

Event Description: In today’s mobile and project-centric work environment, the ability to coordinate multiple projects with distributed teams and making high-level strategic decisions based upon consolidated project progress, risk and resource usage information is critical. When it comes to project management, every individual, team, and organization has unique needs. Microsoft’s vision for project management is…

Mistake 3: Ignore Setting The Start Date And Project Calendar

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the third mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 3: Ignore Setting The Start Date And Project Calendar. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful.   Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for…

Protecting My Team from Being Randomized

Dear Elizabeth: My team members are constantly being pulled away to help other teams with their projects. I can’t say anything because the requests often come from upper level management. How can I protect my team from being randomized? – The Randomizee Dear Randomizee: This is such a frustrating problem. You thought you could deliver…

10 Traits Of Amazing Project Managers

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): >This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Leadership category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project Managers can run the gamut from average to amazing. We all like to count ourselves amongst the latter, but are we? Carl Pritchard, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, takes us through…

Mistake 2: Display the Incorrect Calendar

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the second mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 2: Display the Incorrect Calendar. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful.   Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by…

When Work Comes To A Screeching Halt

Dear Elizabeth: I’m managing a project that has come to a screeching halt as the stakeholders argue over some new features we may or may not add. There’s other work for the team to do, but not a lot. In the meantime, how do I keep my team motivated and also ready to jump back…

Microsoft Prepares for Office 2019 Release

Last year, Microsoft announced its upcoming release of Office 2019. From the official announcement: “This release, scheduled for the second half of 2018, will include perpetual versions of the Office apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, and Skype for Business) and servers (including Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business). Previews of the new products…

Three features You Will Like About Microsoft Planner

On my personal blog, I once wrote that Planner is one of the better Project Management tools. It’s because this “new” app by Microsoft has grown a lot and fast. I’m not the only one that notices the power Microsoft Planner has. There has been some great content covering Planner on MPUG lately. You can…

Are You an AMAZING Project Manager?

Imagine you’ve just finished an incredible meal at an incredible restaurant. The food was flawless. Everything was perfect. Your significant other was duly impressed. What would it take to make you cough up a 25% gratuity? Many of us wouldn’t even consider such a thing, but there comes a time when it seems appropriate. I…

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