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Mistake 3: Ignore Setting The Start Date And Project Calendar

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the third mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 3: Ignore Setting The Start Date And Project Calendar. 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…

Is the PMI-SP for you?

Have you been looking to begin or enhance a career in project management, or perhaps complement your Microsoft Project certification? Certifications prove your expertise in a particular specialty, and earning the Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP)® certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® could be the direction to head. In the project management field, we find that…

Mistake 2: Display the Incorrect Calendar

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the second mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 2: Display the Incorrect Calendar. 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…

When Work Comes To A Screeching Halt

Dear Elizabeth: I’m managing a project that has come to a screeching halt as the stakeholders argue over some new features we may or may not add. There’s other work for the team to do, but not a lot. In the meantime, how do I keep my team motivated and also ready to jump back…

Add a Cutover Weekend Calendar

Some projects are just disruptive. This is especially the case when you are replacing an old technology with a new one. There usually isn’t a “good” time to move from one enterprise solution to another, so many IT project teams schedule the transition over a weekend. Bad for the people doing the work, but better…

Mistake 1: Ignore the Calendar

Description: In this video clip, we explore and discuss the first mistake from MPUG OMBUD Sam Huffman’s list. Mistake 1: Ignore the Calendar. 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:…

Advance your skills with Microsoft Project

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: This is a session for advanced users of Microsoft Project looking to take their schedules to the next level. I will be demonstrating how to make your schedule easy…

Best Practices for Baselining and Variance Analysis

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In Microsoft Project, a baseline is like a “snapshot” of your project before you begin entering actual progress. In this MPUG webinar, you will learn the following: Best…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success

  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: When creating a project for the first time many project managers begin by typing information in the “Task Name” column. Later they find that Microsoft Project is calculating…

Do You Know Enough About Baselining?

In Microsoft Project, a baseline is like a “snapshot” of your project before you begin entering actual progress. Following best practices for baselining is essential to the success of any project, but do you know enough about what types of data are saved in a baseline, where to view this data, and how that all…

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