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What to Expect When You’re a New Project Manager

You’ve worked hard for months – maybe years – to become a project manager. You’ve landed your first job, and are ready to assume a leadership role and see a project through from start to finish. Now the question on your mind may be, “What comes next and what can I expect?” As a project…

The Best of 2018: MPUG’s Top Ten Articles from Last Year

Here’s our lineup of articles from 2018 that were the most popular! What do you think? Were any of these a favorite of yours? 1. Ask the Expert: Import Excel Data into Project – Tips & Troubleshooting Ellen Lehnert updated her article on the topic of MS Project’s import/export function earlier this year. She explains…

Five Project Management Tips from Santa

It’s that time of the year where project managers are working on wrapping up their final project reports before holiday vacation, but of course ‘tis the season to be sidetracked. The holiday season brings a lot of distractions and as a project manager a good way to keep your team motivated to the end would…

The Right Dose of Expert Advice Makes Managing with Microsoft Project Easy

An Interview with Sam Huffman, author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Amazon   What’s the biggest benefit a Microsoft Project user gets from using the Do’s and Don’ts guide? Do’s and Don’ts walks the user through the phases of a project sequentially. It identifies what should be focused on, why, how, and…

99 Tips

We’re featuring 99 of our favorite “tips and tricks”! Join MPUG or renew your membership today for more!   5 Tips for Migrating Your PPM to the Cloud By Rob Hirschmann Follow these tips for migrating Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) data from an on-premises solution.   Five Tips for Building your Organization’s Methodology By Bonnie…

Five Tips for Dealing with Conflict in Project Management

Most projects bring with them some conflict. Project managers have the dual responsibility of managing, not only the workflow of the project, but also the inevitable conflict that arises within the daily activities of the job. These conflicts, known as blameless or fracturing, can either benefit or harm the successful completion of a project. Blameless…

Six Tips for Managing a Remote Team

Working environments have undergone quite a transformation in recent history. One of the most prevalent illustrations of this is the remote or virtual team. Your project sponsor could be in New York City and your business analyst in Tokyo, while you manage the project from Missouri. If you’ve ever worked as part of a remote…

Ten Project Management Truths

Project managers spend their days communicating, scheduling, reporting, and putting out fires. Days are unpredictable and often Plan A doesn’t work. Each project comes with its own set of challenges, but during my years of running projects, I’ve developed a list of certainties that keep me laughing and managing on. 1. Any project can be…

The Agile Project Manager: Leveraging Agile in Microsoft Tools, Part 2

Microsoft continues to help grow its interconnected tool suites, building functionality that project managers can use to help increase their efficiencies and deliver results with their projects and project teams. Here are just a few of the additional tools that stand out today in the software for supporting PPM and agile processes. These tools are…

5 Things to Know about Microsoft Project Baselines

The baseline — whether it be about the schedule, the budget or the scope — is essential in projects. Without it you have no way to measure the performance of your work. But there may be a few things you don’t know about baselines in Microsoft Project. In this article I share five facets of…

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