Webinar: Using Microsoft Project To Get Work Done

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.

Event Description:

As our way of saying “thanks” to all of our members and subscribers, we are bringing in some of our best experts to present this exciting exclusive webinar.

Three of our world-renowned Project experts will spend 30 minutes each on the following topics to help you utilize Microsoft Project in your everyday life.

Reporting in Microsoft Project – Ben Howard, Applepark

  • Overview of the new reporting features in 2013.
  • Customise the current Project Overview report including:
  • Add new textual items
  • Add a new chart
  • Change the theme
  • Add in your logo
  • Print the Report

Agile in Microsoft Project – Matt Davis, PM Providers
Who says you can’t do Agile in Microsoft Project? While Project is designed to support traditional waterfall approaches to project management and critical path scheduling, it can also support Agile project management methodologies (such as Scrum, Extreme Programming and others) if you know how! Learn how to manage Agile project scheduling data including managing the backlog, sprint scheduling, reporting with burn-down charts using Microsoft Project Agile scheduling techniques.
This session will provide techniques and tips to demonstrate how MS Project can be used to effectively and efficiently manage projects in this new environment including:

  • Managing the Backlog
  • Managing Sprints
  • Creating a Burn-down Chart

Customization’s in Microsoft Project – Ira Brown, ProjectWidgets


About the Presenters:

Ben Howard – Reporting in Microsoft Project

Ben has over 20 years experience of implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and latterly Microsoft’s EPM (Project and Project Server) solution. During that time he’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own EPM consultancy (Applepark Ltd), providing Project Server implementation and training services.
Ben spoke at the Microsoft Project Conference in Pheonix, and his current Microsoft TechNet webcast (User Controlled Scheduling in Project 2010) is ranked in the top 10! He is a regular contributor to the Project Server newsgroups, and publishes a blog based on Project Server scenarios. For his real world knowledge and contributions to the newsgroups he has recently been awarded the prestigious Microsoft MVP award for Project Server. He can be contacted at ben@applepark.co.uk, or read his blog at http://www.applepark.co.uk/ben-howard-blog/.

Matt Davis – Agile with Microsoft Project

Matthew has been an active member of the Project Management Community for more than 20 years. Mr. Davis has managed development and delivery of PMO’s, EPM deployments, project delivery methodologies, strategic change programs, training seminars, organizational maturity assessments, and other strategic initiatives for clients of all kinds. Mr. Davis has provided consulting services to a variety of well-known companies, including Fidelity Investments, Estee Lauder, Reuters News, John Hancock Insurance, Iron Mountain, Mead Johnson, Mohegan Sun Casino, and AARP. He has also provided consulting services to leaders in the medical and healthcare industries including Smith & Nephew, Biogen-Idec, and Hewlett-Packard Medical Products Group. Mr. Davis is Vice-President for Consulting Services at PM Providers, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) in Project & Portfolio Management, and President of the Microsoft Project Users Group (MPUG) Boston Chapter.

Ira Brown – Customization’s in Microsoft Project

Ira is the President and CEO of Project Widgets, a Microsoft Project Partner specializing in add-on products, implementation services, integration, training, and custom software development for Microsoft Project. He is a published author and leader in the field of project management, and is a recognized Microsoft Project expert. He has over twenty years of experience helping organizations implement Enterprise Project Management solutions, and applies his “front line” experiences to ensure the success of every project.

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Written by Ben Howard
Ben Howard – Awarded Community Leader for his very popular and comprehensive UK web training series and has over 30 years of experience of implementing enterprise solutions for customers worldwide.  During that time, he’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own consultancy (Applepark Ltd), providing Project, Project Online and Power BI implementation and training services. He has been awarded the Microsoft Most Value Professional award for Project for the last 13 years, blogs semi-frequently at www.applepark.co.uk, produces video training for Pluralsight and his own YouTube channel, and finally was responsible for producing P2O, an application that exports tasks from Microsoft Project into Outlook.  You can catch him at ben@applepark.co.uk  

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