On Wednesday December 11, 2013, The Boston Chapter of MPUG (Official Industry Association for Microsoft Project http://www.boston.mpug.com) will be holding a membership meeting. This interactive presentation and discussion will be facilitated by Mr. Jacques Goupil, MCP, MCTS, PMP and Mr. Mark H. Wells, PMP at the Burlington Microsoft Store in the Burlington Mall.
Every PM wants a better project plan, one that has a high chance of coming in on time and is structurally well built. The next MPUG Boston meeting will provide tools that help determine the schedule risk and quality of the project plan. Conducted in three parts, Jacques will kick-off the session with an overview of the new features in MS Project 2013. From there Mark will introduce two add-ins from Barbecana - Full Monte and Schedule Inspector. Full Monte (you have to love that name) is a Monte Carlo simulation tool that helps determine the schedule risk for the plan by predicting the likelihood of the planned project end date. Schedule Inspector is a project plan quality assessment tool that judges the plan on several factors and even offers to help correct the issues it found.
Meeting Time & Date: Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 – 6:15 PM Welcome & Introductions
6:15 – 7:15 PM Feature Presentations: Project 2013 Overview, Monte Carlo Add-In, Schedule Checker (20 min. each)
7:15 – 7:30 PM Networking Break & Refreshments
7:30 – 7:50 PM Audience Participation / Speaker Q&A
7:50 – 8:00 PM Final Remarks
The presentation will be given at the Burlington Microsoft Store, Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Suite 130, Burlington, MA 01803, Phone: (781) 685-1000. Get directions (Located on the Lower Level near Center Court)
About The Presenters: This interactive session will be facilitated by Jacques Goupil, MCP, MCTS, PMP, Managing Director, Business Development at PPM Works, Inc. (www.ppmworks.com) and Mark H. Wells, PMP, PMP, MCTS, Senior Scheduler at MTS, Inc. (www.mts-usa.com).
About The Sponsor: Barbecana (www.barbecana.com) seeks to improve the quality and realism of project schedules, and hence the chance of achieving them. To this end, Tony Welsh, Barbecana’s founder has used his 30+ years’ experience in project management software to produce two software products which add functionality to Microsoft Project.
About MPUG: (www.mpug.com) MPUG is dedicated to deliver our user’s relevant and independent Microsoft Office Project content, resources, opportunities and community networking World Wide. Through MPUG, members gain elite access to Microsoft Office Project-specific talent, thought leadership, technology, and community events.
MPUG Chapters are led by community advocates. These groups provide local community meeting opportunities to share Microsoft Office Project experiences, training resources and networking. User Group Chapters leverage the MPUG portal and WW information network and resources. To join go to http://www.boston.mpug.com/subscribe/.
Matthew T Davis, PMP, MCITP
Chapter President, MPUG Boston
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