Beware the Creep That Threatens Your Project

What is Scope Creep? Well, it’s not the guy in the next building with a telescope in his window—although that would be a great guess. “Scope creep” is an uncontrolled increase in project scope—often minor, unrelated bits and pieces—and is one of the leading causes of project failure. Those bits and pieces add up over Read more about Beware the Creep That Threatens Your Project[…]

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Virtual Project Teams: 8 Keys to Success

Digital transformation and ever-improving technology allow project teams to work and collaborate virtually.  More and more we find non-co-located teams  communicating between different cities, states, countries or even overseas.  And corporations realize the benefit of embracing the virtual team concept to effectively access a broader resource pool. As the distance increases, the communication challenges also Read more about Virtual Project Teams: 8 Keys to Success[…]

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Microsoft Online Proctored Exam Experience

When I decided to take my first MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) exam, there was a decision to make. I could either make a reservation to take the test at an exam center or take it with an online proctored option at my home/office. Being unfamiliar with online proctored exam concept, I spent a couple of Read more about Microsoft Online Proctored Exam Experience[…]

PMBOK 6th Edition – What You Need to Know

PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is an internationally recognized project management guide published by PMI (Project Management Institute), with the first edition released in 1996. To stay in tune with evolving practices in business, project management professionals (PMPs) continuously work to improve processes and methodologies applied in project environments.  Continual improvement and alignment of Read more about PMBOK 6th Edition – What You Need to Know[…]

Beware of the ‘Autolink Inserted or Moved Tasks’ Setting in Microsoft Project

There are several configuration settings available in Microsoft Project that control how the tool looks and behaves; many of the settings are merely personal preferences, but some of them can be dangerous to your project schedule if you do not understand and configure them properly. You can view or update these settings through the ‘Project Read more about Beware of the ‘Autolink Inserted or Moved Tasks’ Setting in Microsoft Project[…]

Beware of Auto Save in Microsoft Project!

You may initially think that Microsoft Project’s auto save feature can be a great life saver… but beware! When you save a project schedule in Microsoft Project — either manually or automatically — all of your ‘undo’ operations are removed. Prior to the save: After the save (notice the ‘Undo’ button on the Quick Access Read more about Beware of Auto Save in Microsoft Project![…]