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Using WBS Schedule Pro – By Critical Tools

  *This is an MPUG Vendor Session. The presenter will discuss 3rd party Microsoft Project add-ons or services in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not out-of-the-box functionality and require product trial or purchase. Your information is safe, we do not sell or share your information.   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):…

WBS Schedule Pro and Microsoft Project

I’d like to introduce you to WBS Schedule Pro, a software tool for working with Microsoft Project. Whether you are new to WBS Schedule Pro or already use WBS Schedule Pro together with Microsoft Project, I  think you will find the information below useful.   How does WBS Schedule Pro work with Microsoft Project? There…

Display the WBS in the Resource Usage View

In this brief article, I would like to show you the easy way to display the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in the Resource Usage view. This view is a really wonderful way to see all of your project resources, along with the tasks assigned to each resource. As a bonus, the Resource Usage view displays…

Using WBS Schedule Pro – By Critical Tools

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. *This is an MPUG Vendor Session. Presenter will discuss Microsoft Project add-ons and how they can streamline the integration of various applications and Microsoft Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not out-of-the-box…

The Ins and Outs of Budget Planning within Project Management

Budget planning takes your project management to a different level of efficiency and transparency. Research conducted by McKinsey & Co. and the University of Oxford reveals that half of all large IT projects run 45 percent over budget and seven percent over time. These overruns occur while delivering 56 percent less value. Yikes! Many of…

What is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

A work breakdown structure or WBS is a common term in project management. The concept is used each time a new project is designed — and is created before entering any data into a Microsoft Project file. Yet even though the WBS is an important construct to project managers, creating and using a WBS in…

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…

Resource Leveling: Recommendations

Welcome to the final article in the “Resource Leveling” series. If you’ve read the prior articles, you may have noticed a lack of recommendations. I did that purposely to keep those articles focused on the “black and white” aspects of tool functionality and so that I could present recommendations all together in one final article,…

Sensei Releases Portfolio Advisor for Microsoft PPM

A new program from Sensei Project Solutions performs automated project checks for governance and compliance. Sensei Portfolio Advisor works on projects maintained in Microsoft Project Online and Project Server. Versions are available for both individual users and enterprises. The application performs a set of checks based on industry standards and best practices, including the Project…

Mind-Mapping Your Way to Better Microsoft Project Plans

“Mind-mapping” (or, as it is also known, “concept mapping”) is a proven method and technology for organizing your thinking, no matter what you’re thinking about. Students now learn this technique in school so that term papers and research reports are better thought out and organized for their professors. Writers use this technique to better prepare…

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