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Keeping Secrets from Clients

Dear Elizabeth: I’m in a bit of a pickle. The project I’m currently managing is not going to make the delivery date because a handful of developers got moved to another project. But my boss has told m...

Ask Microsoft Your Project 2013 Questions!

Do you have specific questions about the New Project that have not been answered? Post your questions in the comment section of this article for possible inclusion in our interview with Microsoft Proj...

Ask the Experts: Similar Task Names

Delin, Harold, and Michael of Kalamazoo, MI, ask: In MS Project 2010 desktop, we will be managing several projects using a Master project. We noticed that since each project used some of the same task...

Ask the Experts: A Successful EPM Implementation Has More than Technology

Jim from Denver asks: My management has asked me to implement Microsoft Project Server and to have 500 people entering time by the end of the month to get resource allocations. We have installed the s...

Ask the Experts: Over-allocation with 2.5 Hours of Work?

JP-PM asks: I was wondering why Microsoft Project creates a conflict right off the bat in this example: Task 1: 2 hrs work assigned to Jack and Jane Task 2: 0.5 hrs work assigned to Jack It creates bo...

Chapter Spotlight: 4 Questions with Houston’s Vicki Eaker

Vicki Eaker with MPUG’s Houston Chapter currently works at Shell Trading via her employer Sogeti USA LLC. She’s the application readiness project manager for the Global Shell Trading Vista...

A Call for Officers

MPUG has a number of officer openings for chapters worldwide. Currently, the following chapters are seeking leadership. This is a great opportunity to participate in your professional community. Any M...

Ask the Experts: Selling your Message with the Project 2010 Timeline View

Julie from New York City asks: I am in the process of putting a proposal together for a prospective client. The client will have eight batches of work to be completed. I need to lay out what it will t...

Project Directions: Microsoft’s Arpan Shah Fields Questions

If, as the Standish Group’s 2009 CHAOS Report declares, 68 percent of projects truly failed, that could either be considered an indictment of current project management practices or a compelling...