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Portfolio Management with Project for the Web

Project Portfolio Management, or PPM, is the continuous process of selecting, prioritizing, executing, and monitoring all the projects and portfolios in an organization. PPM’s primary goal is to judge...Read More

Managing Projects during Wartime

PM Stories from the Front War is hell, and not something any sane person plans for (outside of the government, that is). As the events of late have unfolded, the need for wartime planning of projects ...Read More

Automate Microsoft Planner reporting using Microsoft Power Automate and Power BI – Lesson 2 Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ben Howard’s webinar, Automate Microsoft Planner reporting using Microsoft Power Automate and Power BI (Lesson 2), being provided by MPUG for ...Read More

Building and Analyzing Kanban Cumulative Flow Diagrams with MS Project (Agile)

Like Sprint or Release Burndown charts in Scrum, cumulative flow diagrams (CFDs) are frequently used in projects using a Kanban framework. This is because one of the fundamental aspects of Kanban is t...Read More

Microsoft Project vs. Microsoft Planner

In any project management process, there is one shared concept — to define and set clear goals. Achieving the goal may vary depending on which method the PMO director chooses. Some projects may be sim...Read More

JIRA Panel Discussion Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Michael Dennis and J Caldwell’s Jira Panel Discussion, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this tra...Read More

Back to the Future: What PM Skills Are Called for in 2022 and Beyond?

First…Back to the Past Let’s first travel back in time and look at the state of data processing and information technology (IT) historically. Knowing the past gives us a basis to move forward, and in ...Read More

Managing A Hybrid-ScrumBan Project with MS Project Agile

Many times, managing a Hybrid-Agile project with a sole Lean-Agile approach doesn’t meet the needs of an organization, the expectations of stakeholders, required delivery frequency of customers, or ad...Read More

Note to Self: Automate in 2022!

Automation – What’s in it for us? Automation is a historically-significant concept, understood around the globe by most in modern business since the ‘60s. Yet automation has meant many different...Read More

Do You Think Santa Might Use Microsoft Project?

Remember the time we interviewed Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts author, Sam Huffman, and asked the question, “Do you think Santa might use MSP?” Sam’s response was a good one: I think he does. When...Read More