Our friends at MPUG have published my article on why project managers should create a portfolio of past projects when applying for a new PM job, instead of just the traditional resume:
Consider Bringing a Portfolio to Your Next PM Job Interview
Create a portfolio of past projects when applying for your next PM job.
In the article, I cover how to select which projects to include, and how to go about the mechanics of creating a portfolio of projects that will resonate with prospective employers. The article also includes a sample portfolio of projects to provide an illustration of what employers might be looking for.
If you’re not already an MPUG member or don’t receive their newsletter, it’s worth signing up. MPUG provides great content for the project management community, especially for those of us who spend a lot of time working with Microsoft Project.
So you’re new to OnePager and unable to purchase training.
Maybe you’ve got some coworkers who use it, but they don’t have time to tell you what they know.
In this situation, you’ve got one option: self-help.
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I’m generalizing, but this is largely true.
The statement may be shocking for some of you, I know, but it’s one you need to be conscious of, for your own sanity.
They’re probably the best in their profession if they’ve created the perception that they inherently know about, and can fix, everything related to your computer. However, it’s simply not true.
One of the most-often received questions by our support team, is: “Why don’t my progress bars match my status date in OnePager?”
For us, this question brings to mind “Truthiness.”
This is the last article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.
10 – Always Use The Default Templates
OnePager does “auto-magically” make you a visual from your source file, but it doesn’t read your mind. It uses Templates to control how your charts are rendered.
The wrong way… Continue reading
Back in early January, we posted a OnePager IQ Test. The results have made it clear that our users could use some training.
Click this link to take the test.
- 116 users have taken the test.
- The average score is 49
- The high score is 90 (1 person)
- The low score is 20 (1 person)
- The average time to take the quiz was 9 minutes 30 seconds (we didn’t count the two who took over an hour)
This is the ninth article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.
9 – Zoom into your chart, the hard way
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The wrong way(s)…
Each year, around now, we start to get excited about what’s coming in the new release, and this time around we are VERY EXCITED.
This means we’re also in need of existing users who are willing to help beta test the new release. Click here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
To participate you must have your Maintenance & Support up to date, which you can check using this link.
While we’re not yet ready to start sharing the nitty-gritty details of 6.1, we can share that there are two very big features coming:
1 – Time Axis Upgrades Continue reading
This is the eighth article in a series meant to highlight the mistakes or missteps we see most often in our OnePager support interactions. These are things we wish we could help everyone avoid, and do the proper way instead.
8 – Building up lots of snapshots unnecessarily
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The wrong way… Continue reading
Every now and again during interactions with users, the OnePager support team gets wowed. A OnePager chart will pop onto the screen and make an instant positive impression. The OnePager team likes to call these users “OnePager Van Goghs.”
Nancy Childress is one such Van Gogh, and a 39-year veteran of the aviation industry.
Read more about her and her experience with OnePager here.
Want to have your own OnePager Case Study? It’s a pretty simple process…please reach out to email@example.com noting your interest.