Skip to Content

Tag Archives: question

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 Common PMP Exam Mistakes, and learned something, too. Now, let’s consider the sample question below:     Question You are assigned…

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 on/after July 31, 2013, then you now have to take the PMP® Exam based on the new PMBOK® Guide fifth edition. The…

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 at the same time. Answer: I understand your desire to see this information. When schedulers reuse the same task…

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 errors, and faulty steps you can take to increase the likelihood that your demo will be a failure or — worse — a stunningly…

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 titles, I can understand your confusion. These reports are actually the same report with a different filter applied to each one. The reports are…

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 the workgroups for the “local” resources as “none” (as you would if you were using Microsoft Project…

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’t be taken too seriously. However, here is my solution (seriously!). Here’s the original chart: Project AAAA: Started late by almost one…

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 strengths in EPM architecture and project management to successfully manage deployments for clients ranging from 50 to 2,000 users. He holds the MCITP and…

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 with. I believe the answer is more along the line of the following. Q: I have a very important task that my boss thinks…

Ask the Experts: Why Self-Taught with Microsoft Project Isn’t Such a Great Idea

Mike from Dallas asks: Our company is starting to use Microsoft Project Server and they want to send me to class. If I have been using Project Standard for a long time, why do I need to attend a class? Answer: The quick answer is to make sure you use the software correctly. I have…

Please enter your email to continue viewing