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Webinar: The Seven Steps for Building a Successful Project Plan

 

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):
This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit.

Summary:  

Microsoft Project Standard/Professional 2007 is a powerful tool for the management and controlling of project schedules.  Anyone can create a project plan…but are you doing it in a manner that will ensure success.  A well-built project plan can be the difference between ease of use and hours of frustration.  This session will focus on the key functionality needed to create, manage, and report on project schedules.  Come join us and learn the seven steps needed to develop a complete project plan.  This hour WebNLearn will include: creating the work breakdown structure, entering time estimates, creating dependencies, assigning resources (using a Resource Pool) and resource management, Baselining, and updating the project plan.  This is an hour you will not want to miss. 

Speaker:

Jacques Goupil, PMP, MCP, MCTS, is the Business Development Managing Director at PPM Works, Inc., a consultancy focused on delivering project, portfolio, and business management solutions. He has been implementing Microsoft Project solutions since 1998 and has over 15 years of professional experience in project management software design, implementation, and development. Coming from a Program Management background, Jacques has successfully implemented PMOs at many Top 50 firms and he shares his experience and knowledge as a guest speaker and panelist at several industry conferences (including the Microsoft Project Conference, PMI Conferences, and the Project Summit). He was selected by Microsoft as the Lead SME for the Microsoft Certification Exam, Managing Projects and is a Certification Instructor Microsoft Project Users Group. He is currently on the Board of Directors at the Boston YMCA and two Microsoft Project Users Group Chapters. Jacques motto is ‘Health and Family first’ and he shares his passion as a community volunteer and family advocate. He is currently training for the 2014 Boston Marathon (his 14th Boston). Most recently Jacques delivered a full credit Professional Development Day for PMI and presented at Project Summit 2013 on topics including Project Server 2013, Project Online, as well as PMO Development.

The Boston chapter of the Microsoft Project User Group is a proud partner in the MPUG NORTHEAST CONNECTION – a regional partnership developed between MPUG NYC, MPUG Connecticut and MPUG Boston to share resources, learning content and best-practices for the benefit of our collective chapter membership.


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Jacques Goupil
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Jacques Goupil, PMP, MCP, MCTS, is the Business Development Managing  Director at PPM Works, Inc.,  a consultancy focused on delivering project, portfolio, and business management solutions. He has been implementing Microsoft Project solutions since 1998 and has over 15 years of professional experience in project management software design, implementation, and development.  Coming from a Program Management background, Jacques has successfully implemented PMOs at many Top 50 firms and he shares his experience and knowledge as a guest speaker and panelist at several industry conferences (including the Microsoft Project Conference, PMI Conferences, and the Project Summit).  He was selected by Microsoft as the Lead SME for the Microsoft Certification Exam, Managing Projects and is a Certification Instructor Microsoft Project Users Group.  He is currently on the Board of Directors at the Boston YMCA and two Microsoft Project Users Group Chapters.  Jacques motto is ‘Health and Family first’ and he shares his passion as a community volunteer and family advocate.  He is currently training for the 2014 Boston Marathon (his 14th Boston).  Most recently Jacques delivered a full credit Professional Development Day for PMI and presented at Project Summit 2013 on topics including Project Server 2013, Project Online, as well as PMO Development.  Connect to his professional network or send him an e-mail at: Jacques.Goupil@ppmworks.com.

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