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Resource Leveling: The Complete Series, Part 2

Event Description: Join MPUG author Daryl Deffler as he continues the journey through his latest series of articles on Resource Leveling. Part One, October 25th: REGISTER FOR FREE Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Presenter Info: Daryl Deffler is currently…

What’s new in Project 2016?

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project 2016 includes significant updates to Project Professional, Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online. Project 2016 delivers on some of the most requested capabilities: Resource Management, Resource…

What is a Baseline?

A baseline, as traditionally defined, is a value or condition against which future measurements can be compared. Within the context of project management, these values and conditions are the project’s scope, cost and schedule. A project baseline can be thought of as a “snapshot” of a project’s initial condition, just before work begins. Baselines are…

Top 10: MPUG’s Most Popular Articles for 2017

MPUG visitors pick their 10 favorite reads for the year… #1: PMP Prep: Decision Tree Analysis in Risk Management By Satya Narayan Dash #2: The Uses of Office 365 Planner for Project Management By Jeremy Cottino #3: 5 Things to Know about Microsoft Project Baselines By Erik van Hurck #4: Mind-Mapping Your Way to Better…

Scheduling the Shortest Duration Possible

A user posed an interesting question recently in the Microsoft Project Standard and Professional TechCenter forum on the Internet. He asked how to assign resources to a task to generate the shortest Duration possible for the task using the following requirements: The task requires 100 hours of total work for all assigned resources. One resource…

The New Project: Link Tasks on a Dropdown Menu

Want to learn what’s new in Project 2016? Join author Sai Prasad as he explores updates to the latest versions of Microsoft Project in this MPUG webinar. Microsoft Project calculates the task start and task finish based on many factors: calendar, constraints, predecessors, resources, lags. (Tip: If you want to see the factors affecting the…

Microsoft Project Resource Leveling Series & “Cheat Sheet”

Participate in Daryl Deffler’s two-part webinar series on resource leveling, taking place October 25 and November 8, 2017.   Interested in more from MPUG? We provide online training for Microsoft® Project and Project Management including: Live training webinars with interactive Q&A Over 500 hours of on-demand training videos Earn the PMI® PDUs you need Personalized training transcript and…

When a Fixed Duration Task is Truly Not “Fixed Duration”

Oh, the misery! If you’ve ever used Fixed Duration tasks in your enterprise projects running in Microsoft Project Online or Project Server and your organization uses the Timesheet page in Project Web App (PWA) to track actual task progress, then no doubt you have experienced heartache and disappointment. Those Fixed Duration tasks don’t behave the…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts

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Common Issues in PM: Over-booked and Mismanaged Resources

Most projects lean heavily on using human resources to perform the tasks that are set out in the schedule. But very few organizations are purely project-driven. That means that people (the other, friendlier name for “human resources”) work on line activities as well as projects in their daily lives. How do you find the balance…

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