MPUG Twin Cities chapter board went through some changes in 2013.  We saw the departure of Dave Thomas and the addition of Laurel Doherty.  Jason Rice became the father of twins and now has the excuse that he is a very tired Dad.  With all of the changes, we still managed to fit in some diverse and informative sessions.

January started with Dave Fischer of Milestone Consulting presenting What’s New in Project Server 2013.  Dave wasn’t able to show us all of the new features as Project Server 2013 didn’t come out until March.

February was our annual Ask the Experts panel or as Larry says Stump the Chump.

March brought us the PMI MN Project of the Year—Client Case Study 3M Optical Systems Division.  Brian Kinder and Colleen Brenner presented their implementation of Project Server 2010 in their division.  They focused on the people involved, processes implemented and how the tool was deployed and maintained.

April’s session was canceled due to a late snowstorm.  In May, SharePoint and Project Management was presented by Don Donais, Dave Fischer and Richard Courtney.  They demonstrated how SharePoint works well with Project and can help manage the information and communication of a project.

June’s presentation was Microsoft EPM 2013—Full Life Cycle Enterprise Project Portfolio Management given by Dave Fischer and Richard Courtney.  They demonstrated all of the features that Dave could only talk about in the January session.

September’s session was Estimating Techniques and Building a Work Breakdown structure presented  by Larry Christofaro.

Jason Rice, our tired Dad of twins, gave us Project Tracking and Reporting on the Desktop in October.  We closed the year with Project Server 2013 Deployment Planning.