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Jeremy Cottino

About: Jeremy Cottino

Jeremy Cottino, PMP, ITIL certified, is a senior project manager with eight years of experience in project planning/scheduling and management of large IS/IT projects for multinational companies. He's also a technology enthusiast and Microsoft Project MVP. Visit Jeremy's blog or email him at jcottino@hotmail.com.

All Articles and Webinars by Jeremy Cottino

The Uses of Office 365 Planner for Project Management

Written on March 7, 2017, by

Microsoft Office 365 Planner, announced in September 2015, is an application that “offers people a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files (using Office 365 Groups), chat about what you’re working on and get updates on progress.”…

How To Remove (blank) Values in Your Excel Pivot Table

Written on August 15, 2016, by

You might call it perfectionism, but I hate when my reports don’t look their best. One of the most irritating elements is the “(blank)” text you may have on your Excel pivot tables. I’ve tried some pivot table options to eliminate that word, “blank,” but nothing seems to work properly. So I’ve come up with…

How to Manage Risks and Issues with Project Server 2013 or Project Online

Written on May 23, 2016, by

As part of your project management work, you’ll most probably have to manage risks and issues. The goal of this article is to show how risks and issues (but also documents or deliverables) can be managed within Microsoft Project Server 2013 or Project Online and linked with projects, tasks or any other assets. Before we…

Understanding Resource Engagements in Microsoft Project 2016

Written on February 9, 2016, by

“Resource engagements,” a new feature in Microsoft Project Online, is the way project managers and resource managers come to agreement on resource allocations. The resource engagement feature substitutes the resource plan feature you might know from the previous version of Project Online or Project Server. What was formerly called project resource plans will now be…

How to Estimate Your Project Effort

Written on January 6, 2016, by

The practice of estimating in project management is one of the most challenging. Whether you’re trying to figure out project effort, duration or cost, given the inherent uncertainty of projects and their uniqueness, we often end up “guesstimating.” This article provides techniques to use in order to be as accurate as possible in doing your…

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