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MPUG and Sam Huffman Team Up to Give Away Essential Project Resource

We are excited to announce that in partnership with author, Sam Huffman, MPUG is giving away a not-to-miss project management resource to all our current and new members! As we’ve been getting ready t...

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Back to Basics: What is the Role of a Project Manager?

There are a few reasons you may wish to understand the role of a project manager more fully. Perhaps it is because you are looking for a project management job and want to have a career in project man...

Excel Data Visualization – Lesson 2

Event Description:Every Picture Tells a Story” is a popular saying which is true not only in everyday life but in Excel too. Behind your set of numerical data is a story waiting to be told. The tellin...

Excel Data Visualization – Lesson 1

Event Description:Every Picture Tells a Story” is a popular saying which is true not only in everyday life but in Excel too. Behind your set of numerical data is a story waiting to be told. The tellin...

Why I Like Being a PM

I’d like to begin talking about why I like being a project manager (PM) by quoting William Shakespeare: “To thine own self be true.” Really though, why would anyone want to be a PM? The odds of succes...

Back to the Future: What PM Skills Are Called for in 2022 and Beyond?

First…Back to the Past Let’s first travel back in time and look at the state of data processing and information technology (IT) historically. Knowing the past gives us a basis to move forward, and in ...

Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project: Lesson 3 – Leveling and Resolving Resource Conflicts Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Bell’s course, Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project (Lesson 3: Leveling and Resolving Resource Conflicts), being provided by MPU...

The Influence of a Mentor

Mentoring is the sharing of one’s knowledge, skills, expertise, experience, etc. for the benefit of another. Mentors can play a crucial role in a person’s career. They can offer advice on tasks partic...

Misconception #5: MS Project Doesn’t Have Reporting

This last misconception is a very interesting one. Microsoft has struggled with the concept of creating powerful reporting engines within their applications. The engineering team seems to have conclud...