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Boston MPUG Meeting:

“How MS Project Saved My Life!”

Sponsored by: integent!

Join the Boston Chapter of MPUG (Official Industry Association for Microsoft Project) for our next member meeting on Wednesday December 12, 2012 where the topic will be “How MS Project Saved My Life!” (or at least helps me do my job). This interactive presentation and discussion is sponsored by integent! and will be facilitated by Jacques Goupil, a Director at integent! accompanied by various presenters including Mr. Mike McGrath and Mr. Mark Wells at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (The NERD).

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the many things for which we are grateful – family, friends, community and yes, sometimes even a good Gantt chart. So we asked several of our MPUG Boston Chapter members to tell us why they are grateful for MS Project. OK, maybe it never saved your life, but somewhere along the line it probably helped you make a point with executives, communicate with your sponsors or motivate your team. Our multiple presenters will share their tips, techniques and gratitude for how MS Project helps them including: a discussion of One Pager Pro, a communication tool add-on to MS Project and the use of MS Project Expression Builder in a custom Earned Value reporting system.

The presentation will be given at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (The NERD),
1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
. Cost for the event is free for members and $15 for non-members. Food, soft drinks and special treats will be served.

Directions: http://microsoftcambridge.com/About/Directions/tabid/89/Default.aspx

Parking: Metered parking on Main Street is free after 6:00 PM, or One Cambridge Place parking garage is $10 after 4:00 PM

Pre-Registration for this event is required at: http://mpugboston121212.eventbrite.com/

Meeting Time & Date: Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

5:30 – 6:30 PM Registration, Refreshments & Networking
6:30 – 6:45 PM Welcome & Introductions
6:45 – 8:00 PM Feature Presentations, Audience Participation, and Speaker Q&A
8:00 – 8:15 PM Networking Break & Refreshments
8:15 – 8:30 PM Final Remarks

About The NERD: The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD) is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NERD vertical campus spans two buildings with its primary presence and conference center located at One Memorial Drive and a recently renovated and expanded space located at One Cambridge Center. NERD is home to some of Microsoft’s most strategic teams including Microsoft Research New England, Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), SharePoint Workspace, Microsoft Technical Computing, Microsoft Advertising, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Office 365 and more. NERD has become a hub of activity for the local tech community and has hosted more than 500 events and welcomed more than 40,000 visitors during the past two years.

About The Sponsor: This informative session will be facilitated by Jacques Goupil, MCP, MCTS, PMP – Director at integent!. integent! is a project management and Microsoft Project Server solution provider committed to improving project management processes for Microsoft users worldwide. Find out more at www.integent-com-staging.xbjfxmg0-liquidwebsites.com.

About MPUG: (www.mpug.com) MPUG is dedicated to delivering to our users 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.  User Group Chapters leverage the MPUG portal and WW information network and resources.

Day of event contact information: Jacques Goupil: 617-271-4499