MPUG Melbourne–Tuesday 6th December

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It’s time for the last MPUG Melbourne of 2011, being held at Microsoft Melbourne on Tuesday 6th December. In a change from previous events, this session is being held at 12:00pm, instead of the usual 5:30pm start, based on feedback from attendees.

The topic for December is The low-down on Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1

We will provide an overview of the recently released Microsoft Project & Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1. Demonstrating the improvements that have been made that were highly requested by EPM users, including multiple-browser support, synchronisation to Microsoft SharePoint task list updates, manual scheduling extensions, and schedule web part improvements. We will also provide guidance on how to successfully deploy this Service Pack within your organisation.

If you’re running Project Server 2010 and haven’t installed SP1, then this is a must attend event. Registration is free, but please RSVP via EventBright so we know numbers.

Date:  Tuesday 6th December 2011

Time: 12pm to 1:30pm

Location: Microsoft Melbourne, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC 3006

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Save the date: MPUG Melbourne Tuesday 24th May 2011

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It’s that time again, after a break over the summer, I am pleased to announce that the next Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) Melbourne chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 24th May 2011 at Microsoft Melbourne.

The topic of this meeting is demand management, covering the theory behind it, how it can benefit your organisation and Project Server 2010’s approach to implementing this exciting new capability.

This is a free event, so save the date and make sure you register via EventBrite now! Smile 

 

MPUG Members register for the Project 2010 Beta Exam for free

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I’m not sure how long this has been advertised, but I noticed this little titbit on the official Microsoft Project site this morning. It seems Microsoft is offering the opportunity to take the Project 2010 beta exam for free to MPUG members, starting this November. To register you need to be an MPUG member and fill out the form located here.

I have been an MPUG member for a while now and heartily recommend it. Membership is normally $119 USD, but for the month of September, reduced to $99 USD. Some of the benefits of joining MPUG include:

  • Access to in-person chapter meetings worldwide
  • Access to weekly WebnLearns from industry leading experts and Microsoft MVPs
  • Full access to the WebnLearn archive, tools / templates, knowledgebase, and interactive features of MPUG.com
  • Opportunities to participate in beta testing, webcasts, product surveys and discounts on Project-related events
  • PMI and Microsoft Project educational credits for participation in meetings, special events and volunteer activities
  • Search and post Project-related job openings through the Career Center
    What are you waiting for? Winking smile

Reminder : Next MPUG Melbourne Meeting on 27th April 2010

Just a reminder, it’s not too late to register..Melbourne: Are You Ready for Project 2010?

The Melbourne chapter of MPUG will be holding it’s next bi-monthly session on the 27th April 2010 at the Microsoft offices in Freshwater Place. This month there will be two presentations:

Martin Vaughan, a Director and Senior PMO Consultant with Core Consulting Group will present the first half of this session covering Project, Program and Portfolio resource management. Starting with the basics of the schedule model, this presentation will consider potential and practical tips relating to modelling resource needs on individual projects through to full EPM environments. Implications relating to scheduling standards, cost reporting, time sheeting and overall utilisation will be considered.

Alex Burton, a senior EPM consultant with OBS, will then provide a product tour highlighting Project 2010’s approach to Resource Planning and Management and its influences on project portfolio selection.

Location:             Microsoft Melbourne, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC 3006.

Date:                     Tuesday 27th April 2010.

Time:                    5pm registration for 5:30pm session start. 7pm finish.

Registration:      Click here to register and get more information

Announcing April’s MPUG Melbourne : Resource Management, The Holy Grail

MPUG logoThe Melbourne chapter of MPUG will be holding it’s next bi-monthly session on the 27th April 2010 at the Microsoft offices in Freshwater Place. This month there will be two related presentations:

Martin Vaughan, a Director and Senior PMO Consultant with Core Consulting Group will present the first half of this session covering Project, Program and Portfolio resource management. Starting with the basics of the schedule model, this presentation will consider potential and practical tips relating to modelling resource needs on individual projects through to full EPM environments. Implications relating to scheduling standards, cost reporting, time sheeting and overall utilisation will be considered.

And my session…

Alex Burton, a senior EPM consultant with OBS, will then provide a product tour highlighting Project 2010’s approach to Resource Planning and Management and its influences on project portfolio selection.

If your not already a member of MPUG, I would heartily recommend you join. Members can attend MPUG meetings for free and get access to a wealth of information,content and training material around Project Management and the Microsoft toolset. If your a member of the PMI, you can also gain PDU’s.

For further information, head over to the MPUG website.

Reminder : Are you ready for Microsoft Project 2010 MPUG Melbourne

Just a reminder, it’s not too late to register..

Are you ready for Microsoft Project 2010?

Melbourne: Are You Ready for Project 2010?Microsoft EPM Specialists Darren Deason and Alex Burton will take you on a journey around the new enhanced features of the Microsoft Project 2010 product line-up.

Some of the topics discussed will be as follows:

· Project Timeline and Resource Planner

· Project to WSS Synchronisation

· Integrated Portfolio Management

· Enterprise Project Templates

· User Delegation

· Time Reporting Enhancements

· Web-based Project Editing

· And many more exciting new features …

Location:             Microsoft Melbourne, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC 3006.

Date:                     Thursday 4th February 2010.

Time:                    5pm registration for 5:30pm session start. 7pm finish.

Registration:      Click here to register and get more information

Hope to see you there, it will be a great night.

Are you ready for Project 2010?

Melbourne: Are You Ready for Project 2010?

I will be presenting along with my colleague Darren Deason at the February 2010 MPUG Melbourne Chapter Meeting. The topic of the meeting is Are you ready for Project 2010 and will take a tour of the new enhanced features of the Microsoft Project 2010 product line-up, including:

· Project Timeline and Resource Planner

· Integrated Portfolio Management

· User Delegation

· Enterprise Project Templates

· Improved Timesheets

· And many more exciting new features …

Location:

Microsoft Melbourne, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank VIC 3006.

Date:

Thursday 4th February 2010

Time:

5pm registration for 5:30pm session start. 7pm finish.

Register:

http://mpugmelbourne020410.eventbrite.com/

Hope to see you there!