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BrightWork Project and Portfolio Management Software for SharePoint*

*This post and its content is sponsored by BrightWork Many organizations rely on project and portfolio management to reach their strategic goals. However, just as many project teams struggle to deliver successful projects because they don’t have the tools and guidelines to collaborate successfully. At BrightWork, we have created software to help organizations achieve successful…

How to Get the Most Out of Your Microsoft Project Reports

Do you ever get the feeling you are just using just a small part of an application? Or that there is so much more to explore in a tool? That there might be low hanging fruit, just out of reach, because you never heard of its existence? I believe that the out of the box…

Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson One

  Purchase the SharePoint Series We hope you enjoyed Session 1 of the 4-part series on Managing Projects Using SharePoint. To access the next 3 sessions, earn 4 PMI® PDUs and receive certificates of completion; purchase this series today for only $19.99 or learn more about this special offer.

The Agile Project Manager: Leveraging Agile in Microsoft Tools, Part 1

My background in construction and construction project management includes building houses, remodeling and commercial construction. Just as a good carpenter wouldn’t have a single tool in his or her tool belt to undertake a project, neither should an agile project manager or team member rely on a single tool to provide the best possible outcome…

Best Practices for Initiating a New Project Schedule with Microsoft Project, Part 2

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: In the second webinar of this multi-part series, Microsoft Project expert Ira Brown will present additional techniques for initiating a new project that is consistent with established organizational standards. This…

Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson Four

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Overview:  Training on technology accelerates learning and adoption. Teach your teams to manage projects on SharePoint 2013. Perform the most important project management activities using the out-of-the-box features of SharePoint. Learn how…

Best Practices for Initiating a New Project Schedule with Microsoft Project

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: In the first webinar of this multi-part series, Microsoft Project expert Ira Brown will present techniques for initiating a new project that is consistent with established organizational standards. This presentation…

Tips for Initiating a New Project Schedule with Microsoft Project

As organizations work to improve their project management maturity level, they often develop methodologies that include standard processes and best practices. However, ensuring project managers consistently initiate new projects according to these standards and processes often proves challenging. In this mini-article I provide quick tips for enabling easy and consistent project initiation across an organization….

The Most Basic Project Management Framework

In this article I discuss the project management framework that I have applied in multiple projects (including the one I used in “A Free Project Pipeline Tracker for Excel“). What you’ll find is that it’s simple and uses the most basic of components, yet it’s where every project I’ve ever worked on begins. Let’s begin…

Track and Re-Plan Your Project with SharePoint and Project

Part 1 – Tracking and Re-Planning a Project As soon as your project gets underway, some of your tasks will already be falling behind. One thing you can be sure of is that the project will not run exactly to the plan you started with. That is why it is called a plan! Allied to…

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