One of the key lessons learned with Microsoft Project is to build a dynamic project schedule. A dynamic schedule is properly sequenced and is free of any task constraints. As the project executes, the Start and Finish dates will adjust based on the actual start/finish and actual work/duration recorded in the schedule.
If you are preparing for the PMP exam, you are achievement-oriented and want to improve your knowledge and skills in the project management profession. The PMP is a well-recognized certification for Project Managers across multiple industries and is definitely worth pursuing for a successful PM career. How will you prepare for the PMP exam? If […]
I often receive requests for specific tutorials on how to customize Microsoft Project. Creating custom filters, views and tables to help identify late tasks, schedule quality issues or track progress are all part of a project manager’s tool kit. With every new project, the PM can use a customized MS Project template to manage the […]
Creating a management report that project status within a program or portfolio often requires Microsoft PowerPoint or 3rd party software to develop a project dashboard. Executive management simply wants to see status at a glance and spending unnecessary time creating great looking PowerPoint or Visio diagrams just adds to the project manager’s administrative burden. Wouldn’t […]
In 2003, I got my first glance at web-based project management tools and loved the features including the top-down management view with the bottom up details that drive project delivery. The ease of integration seemed like a PMBOK-infused nirvanah where people, data and projects all come together. Fast forward ten years later and the technology […]
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Ever since the launch of my book, Project Management Interview Questions Made Easy, I received a lot of requests for supplemental materials including project manager resumes, sample templates, a structured interview guide and checklists to help prepare for a project manager interview. I’ve put together a Project Manager Interview Questions Tool Kit that will help […]
With these project management tips and tricks, you’ll learn how to reduce administrative glut and get more done! As project managers, we are often asked to do more with less. Replying “No” to a request from your leadership team isn’t the wisest career move. Instead, we need to find creative ways to save time and […]
A few years ago, I worked for a company that sponsored a formal community of practice to promote lessons learned, best practices and improve the practice of project management. The experience was an awesome one as project managers across the company came together to share real world techniques to help each other’s projects to improve. […]
What short cuts or tips to you apply to reduce project management administration? I am creating a presentation for an upcoming PMI lecture and wanted your advice. The topic is on Improving PM efficiency and reducing project management overhead and administration. I’m looking for your favorite tips, tools and techniques to reduce project management headaches […]