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5 Best Ways to Learn Microsoft Project

  1. Attend expert-led live training webinars. 2. Improve your skills as your project and training needs progress with targeted on-demand training videos and searchable MPUG how-to articles. 3. G...

Three Questions to Ask Before Entering Data in Microsoft Project

Microsoft® Project for Windows has been available for nearly 30 years. Users still think that it’s like Excel and begin entering data immediately after opening a new file. This action is allowed in Pr...

Project Online/Server Adoption Strategy

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: Gaining adoption...

3 Ways to Prep for Your PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner Exam

Congratulations! You’ve started the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® application process, and you’re preparing to take the PMI-ACP exam. Wonderfu...

Microsoft Runs MOOC on Managing Projects

  Microsoft is hosting a six-week free, massive, open online course about managing projects through MOOC platform edX. This is the same platform that hosts college courses from MIT, Stanford, Har...

The Case of the Clueless Management

  At one organization where I worked, the CIO had seen something on the value of earned value. They brought me in to teach a two-day Microsoft Project class to their engineers without mentioning ...

The Swiss Army Knife Approach to PPM Solutions

While I traveled through the Shannon Airport as a boy in 1969, I remember well my enamored gaze into the display case of the Swiss army knives. “Dad, can I have one?” I asked. I got the us...

Top 10 Best Practices for Managing Project Schedules Within a PMO

Keep Project Schedules Simple Tasks names to be based on deliverables Tasks names to be descriptive nouns and not verbs Do not put check lists into schedule. Use note feature for including details Do ...

Change Management during a Project Server Implementation

In general, an implementation of Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) is done to replace or supplement the existing the project management and resource management systems and processes.This k...