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3 Steps for Better Resource Management

Several project management offices (PMOs) have asked for our help when they needed to manage resources effectively on both the project level and the portfolio level. To better manage resources, organizations need to look at their resource requirements in a defined order: 1) strategically, 2) tactically and 3) operationally. By homing in on these elements,…

Survey: PMOs Have Room for Improvement

Project management offices are there to take on the big project work within an organization. For example, the most important job for the PMO is to oversee project reporting and communications. Job two is doing project portfolio management. And third is defining and maintaining project management best practices and standards for the organization. Those results…

How Standardization Can Help Set the Brain’s Expectations

We recently discovered a smart psychiatrist named Jon Lieff, during our reading of Good Charts by Scott Berinato. (This book is a treasure trove of information, if you’re interested in learning more about making better charts — a must read for any business professional.) Lieff inked a blog post in April 2015 titled, “How Does…

Migration to Project Server 2016

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:  Migrating from one project server to the next version has many paths and pitfalls. Which one that works best for your company depends on your vision and requirements, your budget…

What is Monte Carlo Simulation and Why Should I Use It With Microsoft Project?

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:  Monte Carlo simulation is named after the European city famous for games of chance (which is a polite way of saying gambling!). This session will explain the fundamentals of Monte…

Better-than-ever Project Plans: Using Cognitive Psychology to Communicate Effectively

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: In many ways, project management is as much about communication as it is about delivery – and communication, in turn, is tied to how the human brain works to process…

Get rid of your last separate Excel sheets: Use your MS project schedule for project financials

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: Many, many times we see that project timing and project resourcing are managed in MS Project, while project finances are kept in Excel. Using the financial governance capabilities in MS…

Optimizing Dashboards to Communicate with Senior Stakeholders

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: Microsoft Project offers a wide range of tools for creating reports and dashboards to communicate the status of your project. But how do you decide what data points should be…

Fundamentals of Project Management

  Take the post-webinar quiz here! 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 From Bill Raymond: When I first started my role as a project manager, I could not wait to get all my tasks and resources…

The Basics of Schedule Planning – It’s ALL about Communication

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:  Planning your project schedule is simple – all you need to do is go to your desk, roll up your sleeves, fire up Microsoft® Project on your computer, and begin…

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