Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

By J. LeRoy Ward, IIL Executive VP of Enterprise Solutions and Sander Boeije, Program Manager – IIL Online Conferences  On November 7, 2019, IIL will celebrate the 16th anniversary of International Project Management Day, also known as IPM Day. Initially conceived by Frank P. Saladis, and made possible by IIL, this important day recognizes the

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Excel Shortcuts

By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP Excel has hundreds of keyboard shortcuts. In this blog, I’ll describe some of my favorites Ctrl+Shift+ numbers 1 thru 7, and 0 (and the tilde key, ~) can be used for formatting. Let’s start with this sample worksheet, and assume A1 thru B2 is already selected and contains 12345: Ctrl+shift+1

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Developing Your Benefits Realization Plan

By J. LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL  Is it possible to deliver a project on time, on budget, and to scope and still have an unsuccessful project? Now more than ever, the answer is yes – because today’s projects are all about benefits and value. A benefit is an outcome

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Dates and Times in Excel

By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP After reading this blog you should be an expert in Excel’s Dates and Times. If you enter the number 1 in cell I1, for example, then look at the Home tab’s Number Format’s dropdown, you’ll see this (without the arrows!): Notice that the number 1, formatted as a short date

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The 5 “Don’ts” of Project Management

By Liam Dillon, PMP, PMI-ACP, PgMP, PfMP Senior Consultant, IIL | Managing Director/President, Turlon & Associates Reading various blogs, articles and papers on how to be successful as a project manager got me thinking about what NOT to do as a PM. I have seen some major “do nots” throughout a 27-year career in project

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Advanced Filtering in Excel

By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP In this blog I’ll continue the discussion from my last blog on basic filtering. This one is on advanced filtering. Let’s continue with the same worksheet used from the last blog: You can use advanced filtering for any of the features you use basic filtering. The advanced feature enables you

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

Rich Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo Innovations and the author of Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer. As opening keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference, he inspired us all with his uncommon approach to leadership and productivity in the modern workplace. We received so many great questions during the 15-minute

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