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Four Tips to Ensure Accurate Project Status

Microsoft Project is a powerful project management tool. That’s what it is – a tool. Its dashboards and views are an agent for successful status communication, but the highlighted information is only as good as the accuracy of the user’s data. What type of information is important to ensure an accurate project status? Where do…

Do’s and Don’ts of Project Management Communication

The cornerstone of every successful project is effective communication. As a project manager, everything you do is a communicative process. Clear communication about goals, responsibility and expectations, and performance and feedback, as well as project updates to your various stakeholders, is all part of your responsibility. Communication is critical to the success of your project,…

The Newest Agile Features of MS Project

As a Project MVP, I get to help customers globally, and I get to review approaches for MS Project and other scheduling technologies, including Agile, Waterfall, Prince2, and other methodologies. This article is a continuation and update to the MPUG series on Agile Project Management with Microsoft PPM technologies. I hope you find it educational,…

Real-world Reporting: Using Power Bi Visuals To Solve Business Requirements and Create Stellar Reports In Project Online

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Microsoft has recently launched a very impressive update to its PPM Power BI Content Pack, which allows organizations to get started quickly with dashboards and reports without requiring…

Demystifying Custom Reports (Part 2)

As we found in Part 1 Demystifying Custom Reports, of learning to design custom reports in MS Project is a bit like falling down a rabbit hole, akin to what Alice experienced in the Lewis Carroll-written adventures, but as we are about to find out, learning to produce custom charts in MS Project is more like…

Demystifying Custom Reports (Part 1)

As a new project manager, you will eventually have to write a project report. There is just no away around it! As an experienced PM, you may have already done thousands. Fortunately for all of us, MS Project has features and functions that are designed to help you get your reporting duties done in as…

Forecasting Programs

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: This webinar is based on Eric Uyttewaal’s new textbook ‘Forecasting Programs’ published in January 2018. Programs have long-range visions, high-visibility, many moving parts, and programs are overwhelming and sometimes destructive (for…

Seven “Forbidden Phrases” Heard From Project Team Members

Labor is the number one cost of development projects. Actual work hours make it most important to report progress on authorized projects.” “Real” or “Accurate” time reporting of hours spent on value-driven projects adds value to the organization and the PMO. Accurate project time reporting through Project Online saves large companies millions in a single…

Create a Monthly Cash Flow Report in Microsoft Project 2016

One of the useful new features introduced in Microsoft Project 2013, and continued in the 2016 version of the software, is the Dashboard Reports feature. This feature replaces the old paper-based reports feature found in Microsoft Project 2010 and all previous versions of the software.  Although I personally love these Dashboard Reports, they have one…

Laying A Concrete Foundation: 5 Work Ethics Every Project Manager Must Follow

Although project management seems a simple task to many, it become tricky to handle. How well an individual handles a project determines its success or failure. Where each project manager has some unique traits of managing a project, there are some important ethics that everyone should consider for effective results. The question arises: if different…

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