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NEW Textbook ‘Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project Online 2018’

Yes, we know ‘Project Online 2018’ does not exist, but I thought it the best way to refer to the recent build of Project Online (April 2018) that keeps changing (or, so they say…). My new textbook ‘Forecast Scheduling’ shows you how you can forecast your project with just the project schedule, even without advanced…

Using WBS Schedule Pro – By Critical Tools

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. *This is an MPUG Vendor Session. Presenter will discuss Microsoft Project add-ons and how they can streamline the integration of various applications and Microsoft Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not out-of-the-box…

Those *#$(&! Deadlines

Dear Elizabeth: I’m project managing 100 projects (seriously), and struggling. The main thing is deadlines – we have a fixed project deadline, but it’s largely in the control of our customers as we require information/feedback from them during the project. How can I set a deadline so that I can see the original due date…

Critical Path, Criticality Analysis, and Criticality Index

Imagine the following scenario. You are in charge of managing a big match in a stadium. The venue can hold over 100,000 people. The audience is as passionate about watching, as their favorite players are about playing. Any untoward incident can create problems. You want to have the security, monitoring, and all other aspects of…

Mistake 6: Ignore Scheduling Modes

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the sixth mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 6: Ignore Scheduling Modes. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful. Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by visiting mpug.com/do. Presenter: Sam Huffman first…

Reporting on Your Project Plan Using the Microsoft Project and SharePoint Sync

At my company, we are advocates of collaborative project management. That is, empowering everyone on your team to lead and contribute to the success of a project. There is no better tool for collaborative project management than Microsoft SharePoint! Managing a project in SharePoint centralizes all project information in one collaborative project site. Combine that…

Getting the Team to Use Ranged Estimates

Dear Elizabeth: I work on a project team for a manufacturing company. For the last year, we’ve been using ranged estimates to build out our schedules. For the most part, our customers love it. We have one customer who is putting up a fight, saying they want a hard deadline. How do we convince them…

Mistake 5: Recreate the Same Calendar for Every File

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the fifth mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 5: Recreate the Same Calendar for Every File. Sam shares his best practices that every project manager needs to know, to be successful. Learn more about Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts and download a chapter (for free!) by…

Adding a Current Tasks Flag

It is important to keep your project team focused on current and near-term tasks. If you want to send out a weekly update to your project team, showing which tasks are active, but incomplete, or scheduled to start in the next week, it would help to have a flag that automatically identifies those tasks for…

Scheduling Professional Certification from PMI (PMI-SP)®: Considerations in Making This a Career Goal

  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: Certifications prove your expertise in a particular specialty. One certification that is often misunderstood is the PMI-SP® credential, the purpose for candidates, and how it can add to…

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