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Different ways to track project progress 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 – from zero to hero session (1 hour) which will clarify how project progress can be tracked from a very simple to a very…

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…

Using Microsoft Planner

This is the first part of a two part series on using Microsoft Planner. Planner Overview Microsoft Planner is an Office 365 application which is aimed at providing a simple, visual way to organizing teamwork. Whereas Project is really aimed at the “serious” Project Manager, providing advanced functionality such as resource and schedule management, Planner…

Two Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Visio

Creating diagrams in Visio is fairly easy, but do you stop when you have a collection of shapes on the page? If you do, you’re missing most of the real power of Visio. While it’s true that a picture can be worth a thousand words, with Visio, you can take that picture to the next…

Analyzing Progress Slippage on Fixed Duration Tasks

Background Information Many years ago, it was my privilege to work for seven months with a group of schedulers at a large company in New Orleans. At the time, the schedulers were using the new Microsoft tool named Project Central, which became the forerunner to Project Server and Project Online. In their Microsoft Project schedules,…

Getting Earned Value Metrics from Microsoft Project

You may snicker to think that Microsoft Project can serve as a tool for producing earned value metrics. After all, there are highly complex, dedicated products that perform this job. In this article I won’t attempt to cover all the necessary aspects and nuances of using Project as an EV tool; but I will discuss…

Creating a Risk Matrix Report in Project Online

When using Microsoft Project Online to plan, manage, track and control projects, project managers can benefit from using collaboration capabilities that are available in the platform. For each new project you start, there’s the option to set up a Project Site in which project artifacts — such as risks, issues and documents — can be…

Managing Actual Hours in Project Pro and Project Online

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: During this session we will explore the various options for tracking action hours on a project. This includes whether you are using Project Pro with and without Project Online….

Manage Projects Using SharePoint, Lesson Two

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…

Get Your Project Back on Track

Mitzi, a portfolio manager with a regional insurance provider, was sent into a project that had been underway for a couple of years. “It was behind its deadlines, way over budget, and the team was pretty demoralized on it because all they heard about were all the failures.” How do you get a project like…

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