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Taking the PMP® Exam Soon? A Sample Question

  As we discussed a few weeks ago, planning for, taking, and passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam can stressful. We hope you enjoyed the article on How to Avoid the Seven Most ...

How To Upgrade Yourself To The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition

If you studied to take your Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam using A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) fourth edition and had to reschedule your exam date to ...

Ask the Experts: Reports on Over-allocated Resources

Carol from Madison, WI asks: Is there a view where I can see the summary tasks as well as the detail tasks for over-allocated resources? I’d also like to see the resource usage for the resources...

The Awful Demo: Top 10 List of What NOT to Do

As a project manager, you’ve likely already been in a position to demonstrate a new project to stakeholders. How good are your presentation skills? Here’s a collection of poor tactics, bad...

Ask the Experts: Making Sense of Current Activity Reports

Greg from Omaha asks: In Microsoft Project 2007 the current activity reports all sound similar. What’s the difference between these reports? Answer: When I look through the names of the report t...

Ask the Experts: How Resource Sharing Works in a Master Project

Shelley asks: I am working with a resource pool that has about 30 sharer files. How can I work with resources from the pool along with some resources that are only working on one project? I have set t...

How Gantt Chart-Literate Are You: The Puzzler Solution

In my last article, “How Gantt Chart-Literate Are You?,” I posed a challenge to you. Only one person noticed that if an entire portfolio is scheduled to start on April fools day, it can...

Chapter Spotlight: 4 Questions with Twin Cities’ Larry Christofaro

Larry Christofaro, with the MPUG Twin Cities chapter in Minneapolis and St. Paul, is a senior consultant and trainer for Digineer. He has 15 years of project management experience, combining his stren...

Mail: Another Perspective on Defining “Critical”

In response to Mike Glen’s article, “Ask the Experts: Define Critical,” published in the October 1, 2008 issue of the newsletter, the question is similar to ones that we have dealt w...