The ‘New’ Microsoft Project

The Microsoft User Group Utah (…) was able to host another excellent Microsoft MVP guest speaker this afternoon: PMP, MCTS, MCITP,a nd Project MVP Prasanna Adavi (@prasannaadavi), a well-known speaker, author, and community expert in the areas of Project and Portfolio Management. Prasanna worked with several Fortune 500 organizations in helping them meet their business needs in the areas of Project Management and Portfolio Management; he specializes in bringing a balanced blend of process and tools for his customers. He is a regular presenter across several technical and project management events across the country, including Microsoft, Share. He has been awarded the Most Valuable Professional award every year since 2014 by Microsoft for his contributions to the community. He blogs regularly at

Prasanna’s topic today was “The ‘New’ Microsoft Project: Bridging Project Management and Work Management.

Abstract: Did you know that Microsoft launched a new evolution of Microsoft Project? The new tool is modern, simple and collaborative more than ever. Traditionally, project management tools are pretty good at helping organizations manage projects. At an organizational level or a departmental level this works, because the management of ‘work’ is done at a macro level. However, the question of how the work is managed at a micro level i.e. at an individual/team level has not quite been solved through these tools. This resulted in the up rise of several “work” management tools, which focus on how work is managed at an individual/team level, which is great, but they left a gap in the big picture of managing at a project level, and strategic priorities. Now, the question is, does the “New Project”, solve both of these conundrums. This session will delve deeper into some real life scenarios, which different roles like a Project manager, Resource manager, Team member will come across, and provide perspective on how the “New Project” will help solve them.

You can download Prasanna’s slides here, and the two blogs he mentioned in his session belong to Paul Mather, Project MVP : and Antti Pajunen:

Check out the recording here:


Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (, leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.

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