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Deep Dive into Microsoft Project Resource Pools: What They Are and Why They’re Useful

Adding a resource pool into your Microsoft Project workflow is like adding a cherry to the top of an ice cream sundae (or more specifically in this case on top of the Project files you’re maintaining or considering creating). A resource pool is a delicious “contact list” for project work. Think about the interaction between…

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Closing Out a Project Schedule in PWA

A proactive project portfolio management (PPM) system includes proper governance to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data. An essential element of this governance is addressing projects that are completed or cancelled and to perform several actions on them also in order to complete them. You’ll want to ensure that all work has been…

Travel Companion Wanted: Must Do Microsoft Project

As a busy international project planner, if I were to write an advert on Lonely Planet or Craigslist today for a traveling companion, it might read something like this: “Looking to travel the world with a companion: must like living on the cheap, traveling light, and not be fearful of dangerous places. In addition, must…

5 Things to Know about Microsoft Project Baselines

The baseline — whether it be about the schedule, the budget or the scope — is essential in projects. Without it you have no way to measure the performance of your work. But there may be a few things you don’t know about baselines in Microsoft Project. In this article I share five facets of…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 7

Sharpen the Saw No doubt you know the story of the man in the forest who is too busy sawing to stop and sharpen the saw. Every day we come across project managers who are too busy updating their schedules and running their projects to stop and learn new techniques and disciplines that would greatly…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 6

Synergize What is synergy? Stephen Covey defines it this way: “It means the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It means that the relationship which the parts have to each other is a part in and of itself.” Once all the pieces of the schedule have been put together properly and are…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 5

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood In just about any situation, it’s much more important to listen and understand than it is to be immediately understood. When faced with a problem on your project, it is important to act as a facilitator and get all the right people involved in the conversation. The…

Project Online/Server Adoption Strategy

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Gaining adoption once an enterprise aggregates all their projects into a portfolio can be challenging. Project Pro and Project Online/Server are really good out of the box however, your enterprise…

4 Steps to Tune Your Project Adoption Strategy for Success

Achieving a successful deployment of Microsoft Project Online or Project Server requires a well-tuned focus on driving adoption and making sure everyone understands the benefits of working with the new solution. You need to understand the business challenges to be addressed by the new system and ensure your organization is prepared to recognize and reap…

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