WebnLearn: Years in the Trenches with Microsoft Project
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
How often have you heard that “too much time is spent on planning”? Or, you might experience “lots of plans” yet still encounter blown schedules and budgets.
In this presentation, Lynn will share his observations from many “Years in the Trenches” of managing projects using Microsoft Project. He will touch on what seems to work, what doesn’t, best practices as wells as capabilities being used and not used. Some items covered will include work breakdown structure, naming conventions, tasks vs. action items, issues, decisions, risks, Project vs. Excel, estimating work and duration, resources, dependencies, scheduling and weekly status data gathering.
At the conclusion of this event, attendees should be able to answer the following questions:
- How do you manage projects using Microsoft Project.
- What seems to work, what doesn’t, what best practices and capabilities are used and not used.
- How do you
- develop a work breakdown str?
- set up naming conventions?
- differentiate tasks vs. action items, issues, decisions, risks?
- estimate: work and duration?
- Set up resources, dependencies and weekly status data gathering?
- When should you use Project vs. Excel?
In January 2012, Lynn took a position as PM Consultant at Harris RF, where he serves as PMO leader on a large Oracle implementation.
Lynn has served as instructor for Microsoft Project 97, Project 2003, Project 2007, Project 2010 and was hired by Element K in 2003 to serve as subject matter expert for development of their courseware. Lynn has instructed over 400 students. Worked at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Xerox and Harris RF (current). Cofounder and President of Telperion Solutions Group. Consulted with Danka, Erdman Anthony Consulting Engineers, AstraZeneca, Genzyme, Seneca Gaming Corporation and Monro Muffler.
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