Chapter Meeting 29/11/2015 – Resource Optimization in Microsoft Project

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Chapter Meeting 26/09/2015 – Build Better Project Plans, Stronger Relationships, Manage People by Improving Your Questioning Skills

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Participant Speaks:  Mr. A. Srivatsan, Customer Analytics

I’m glad that i attended the session on “Build better project plans, stronger relationships, manage people by improving your questioning skills” driven by Mr. Sai Prasad on 26th Sep’2015.

Firstly, I would like to thank my brother-in-law for making me to attend MPUG. I heard lots from him about MPUG and he insisted me to attend all the time. Now I can understand why he used to keep asking me to attend.

Frankly speaking I came to the session keeping on mind that i would be seeing PPTs on MS-Project and few assignments and GDs. But Sai came up with a new topic and it was truly amazing. Yes, how to improve your questioning skills. We all are aware and use the same questions on what Sai has mentioned in the discussion. But his session helped us to understand the different types of questions, when to ask questions, where to ask questions, how to ask and whom to and What to ask questions. He came up with real time scenarios and games which helped us to clearly understand the need of questioning skills
I would like to thank Mr. Sai Prasad and his team and everyone who participated in that event.

I certainly looking forward to the next event from Sai and made my mind that not to miss any event conducted by Sai hereafter.

Chapter Meeting 22/08/2015 – The Art of Tracking

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Chapter Meeting 25/07/2015 – Effective Resource Management

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Harishankar VM

Participant Speaks: Harishankar V M, HP

The “Effective Resource Management” session conducted on 25th July 2015 was excellent.
The speaker exhibited his proficiency in the resource management using the MS Project 2013.
The various resource management techniques such as resource loading, overcoming resource overload, working with resource calendar and customization had been presented very well and helped the audience understand these concepts from real time perspective.
The resource management with respect to cost was very useful.
The Lab exercise provided covered all the aspects that were presented by the speaker and was pretty useful to get a hands on experience on effective resource management.
Thanks a lot for the session.

Chapter Meeting 27/06/2015 – MS Project: Tips and Traps

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Participant Speaks: Uthira Rajesh, CADD Centre.

I  thank  both  Suresh Kumar  for Highlighting the  Tips and  Tricks in  Microsoft  Office  Project.  It was good to have  Magnificent  Presentation with Real Time Examples which helps to improve the knowledge and effective use of handling the software.

Chapter Meeting 23/05/2015 – Make Better Scheduling Decisions Using SWOT Framework

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Rajesh Kumar Gunalan, iNautix.

I attended a session on “Make better scheduling decisions using SWOT framework” hosted by MPUG Chennai on 23-May-2015. The session was well organized. First it started with factors affecting project performance, then introduction to SWOT, how to discover SWOT, how to develop strategies and execute them. We had some lab exercises parallely to identify SWOT.
More than a session, this was more of a discussion with all attendees actively particpating in the discussion. It was very useful for me to understand what SWOT framework is about.
I thank Sai for conducting this session which was very informative and practical. I look forward for more such sessions from MPUG. I wish MPUG my best wishes.

Chapter Meeting 16/04/2015 – Start a Project in Project Online

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unnamedParticipant Speaks: Ms. Umarani M, Grade Results Technologies Solutions

It is pleasure to be part of MPUG’s attempt towards Project Online Presentation. The topic was intriguing and timely.I thank Mr. Shivakumar for making this presentation lively, informative, and interactive. Kudos to the organizers of the event. Hope, this event could have unleashed the versatility of moving in right track with technological advancements. On the whole personally, it was a very valuable experience.

Chapter Meeting 28/03/2015 – Ten Best Practices to Customize Project

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Anantharaman JParticipant Speaks: Mr. Anantharaman Jayaraman, JLL

The following are the things that I learnt newly about Project in the MPUG meeting held on 28-

  1. Mar-15 at the office of Microsoft located at Teynampet, Chennai – 600018 :
  2. How to create formulas for obtaining specific data
  3. How to create Graphical Indicators
  4. How to auto link moved tasks
  5. How to sort data, conditional sorting to three levels
  6. How to move tasks while maintaining dependency
  7. How to move unfinished portion of a task to any date in the future
  8. Positives about the event: Best practices in customizing Project were discussed. Even though
    these are minor information by themselves, they are extremely important for making full use of
    the potential of Project. I now have a better grasp of Project and can confidently prepare a
    schedule that would look professional.

Negatives about the event: Absolutely none.

3.   The informal atmosphere of the event set it apart from other such sessions. The level of
knowledge of the organizers of this event would definitely help Project Managers enhance their
skills  in  Project.  At  present  there  is  no  other  avenue  available  in  Chennai  for  working
professionals to seek help in this field. The Chennai chapter of MPUG fulfils a long felt need of
Project Managers. I hope to be a part of this organization, learn and contribute to its growth.

Chapter Meeting 02/28/2015 – SSS (Start-Set-Schedule)

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Chapter Meeting 01/31/2015 – Get Certified. Get Recognized: The Microsoft Project 2013 Certification

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123232Participant Speaks: Mr. Saravanan S, Intertec Systems LLC

I attended a Session  on  ” The Microsoft Project Certification” on 31st January 2015 hosted my MPUG, It was really informative and it drives to achieve / get the certification and be updated in the market. Thanks for the same.