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Common Issues in Project Management: A Wrap Up

I wanted to wrap up a series of posts that started in August 2017 with the article about over-booked and mismanaged resources. In total, we looked at six common issues in project management. Just as the posts on incorrect use of MS Project stand-alone, this series centered around best practices and was based on the…

Common Issues in Project Management #6: Three Things to Keep in Mind about Templates

Last time I discussed the misuse of reports. Today I would like to focus on another item I come in frequent contact with during training sessions or implementations: the template. I’ve created dozens, maybe even hundreds, of Schedule templates in my time as a consultant. Based on that knowledge, I want to share some common…

Custom Visual Reports for Project 2013 and 2016

Every time a new version of Microsoft Project was launched, there were a mix of excitement and enthusiasm to discover, explore and understand the new features that were made available with the new software. Personally speaking, I remember the level of satisfaction I had when Microsoft Project 2013 was first released, because it finally had…

Ind Zara – Advanced Task Manager

Advanced Task Manager is produced by Ind Zara. Product Summary: A to-do list Excel template for creating one-time and recurring tasks, assigning them to team members and updating their status. This tool can be used by project managers who handle multiple tasks and manage multiple team members. It can also be used by individuals to manage personal…

Ind Zara – Project Management Toolkit Excel Templates

  Product Summary: A set of Excel files to help users speed up project management.         These Excel-based templates cover six jobs: Project Manager: Designed to help you or a novice user manage a single project at a time. You can set a baseline plan, track actual progress and compare the current…

A Free Project Pipeline Tracker for Excel

This free Excel Template allows you to track projects and calculate your effectiveness in completing them. I find it applicable for scenarios where all the projects go through the same set of pre-defined stages in sequence. For example, all building projects may have three stages: plan, design and build. Once planning is completed, designing begins;…

BrightWork – BrightWork

BrightWork is produced by BrightWork. Product Summary: BrightWork is a SharePoint solution for project and portfolio management that includes a range of best-practice templates and advanced cross-project reporting. The collaborative templates and automated reporting enable project managers to increase project success, and gives senior executives the high-level visibility they need to ensure customer satisfaction. Capabilities: Ensure customer…

6 Tips on Microsoft Project Templates

Microsoft Project 2013 has two types of templates: The global template and the project template. Here’s a rundown: 1. The global template acts as a storage facility for built-in and customized Project elements, such as views, tables, groups, filters, and calendars. It also contains the settings for Project options that determine how the program behaves,…

Premium Membership Starter Package 2015

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Microsoft Project 2013/2010 Reporting Essentials

Certificate Series Directory   Microsoft Project 2013/2010 Reporting Essentials Session Format and Credit: The course comprises of 3 sessions of 90 minutes each. MPUG Certificate upon completion of series and opportunity for 4.5 hours Project Management Institute (PMI)® PDU credit. Session 1: Basic Project Reporting Microsoft Project Reporting using Project Desktop and Office (Using Project desktop,…

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