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Travel Companion Wanted: Must Do Microsoft Project

As a busy international project planner, if I were to write an advert on Lonely Planet or Craigslist today for a traveling companion, it might read something like this: “Looking to travel the world with a companion: must like living on the cheap, traveling light, and not be fearful of dangerous places. In addition, must…

The Basics of Schedule Planning – It’s ALL about Communication

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:  Planning your project schedule is simple – all you need to do is go to your desk, roll up your sleeves, fire up Microsoft® Project on your computer, and begin…

A Free Project Pipeline Tracker for Excel

This free Excel Template allows you to track projects and calculate your effectiveness in completing them. I find it applicable for scenarios where all the projects go through the same set of pre-defined stages in sequence. For example, all building projects may have three stages: plan, design and build. Once planning is completed, designing begins;…

Project Juggling 101 – How to Successfully Manage Multiple Projects at the Same Time!

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: With the move to the cloud, Project Managers are being assigned to multiple projects with varying timelines, customers, demands and success criteria. In this session, we will focus on the things…

6 Tips for the Perfect Project Plan

Keeping projects on track can be extremely arduous for project managers, especially when it comes to constantly changing additions and requests. When project managers don’t implement the proper strategies and expectations with their clients, team, and senior management before starting the project, deadlines can crumble. For this reason, project managers should implement the following six…

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 got in all in my head?” or “What’s the value of planning if I can’t draw out any conclusions from looking at it?” Planning is…

Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action for Project Managers

Project managers have the immense task of juggling requirements and resources that are often not under their direct control in order to produce the required project deliverables within the limited constraints to which they must adhere (scope, time, quality, etc.). Even if the perfect project plan could be designed and executed, it would not remove…

What You Need to Know about Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1, Part 1

The release of Service Pack 1 for Project Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint marks a major milestone in the product development lifecycle. All fixes prior to the June 2011 Cumulative Update (CU) are included in SP1. In addition, there are some key enhancements included in SP1 that users will appreciate, from new browser support to…

How to Replace Generic Resources with Named Resources

Using generic resources during the project planning process is a good practice most of the time. The use of generic resources enables a project to be planned and built prior to your knowing the specific individuals that will eventually be assigned to the work. But what happens when your real project team is finally known…

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