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Refining Resource Roles and Security Groups in Your PMO

Defining resource roles in a new or existing project management office (PMO) is a critical aspect of setting up Microsoft Project Server. That might be just a handful of roles, such as those that come...

Increase Your Schedule Understanding with Smart Project Indicators

When using Microsoft Project to track their projects, project managers want the ability to identify any issues that may harm their schedules. One of the best ways to achieve this is through the use of...

Project Managers Invited to Help Transform Education

The Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, the non-profit arm of the global membership organization for project managers, is inviting PMs to participate in a sizable initiative: transfor...

3 Tips for Successful Project Managers

1. Planning and Reporting Go Together Project planning is often perceived as painful and time consuming. How often have you heard, “What’s the point in developing a plan when I’ve go...

The PMO as the Project Sponsor

Is it possible that in an organization with weak or limited project sponsor capability, the project management office (PMO) could act as a sponsor for smaller projects? It is surely better to do this ...

Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step

How To Come Up with Accurate Task Durations

The following in an excerpt from chapter 4 of Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step by Carl Chatfield, PMP and Timothy Johnson, MCTS. Download full versions of chapter 4 and 9.   You should conside...

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Cancelling a Project (Without Cancelling Your Career)

As project managers, we’re hard-wired not to quit. People who quit something easily don’t find the role of project manager to be at all attractive. Project managers are, by nature, optimistic. We are ...

Behind Enemy Lines: Project Management Secrets Revealed

Expertise-specific tasks usually get left up to the person bearing the title, right? Writers write, salespeople sell, marketers market. But as corporate hierarchies flatten out into a pancake of share...

Killing False Confidence

You leave for your flight well ahead of schedule. Traffic is light and you arrive, unhurried, at the airport. Strolling up to the counter you secretly laugh at the frantic people running toward the cr...