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Collin Quiring

About: Collin Quiring

Collin Quiring is the Managing Partner of EPM Strategy and has over 20 years experience in project management, resource management, product development, systems administration, reporting and training. Mr. Quiring is a technical expert in Microsoft Project, Project Server, Project Online and Power BI. He has worked with all aspects of the tools from installation to configuration to daily administration, and holds the PMP, OPM3, MCTS, MCT, MCP, and CIRM certifications, along with an MBA. Contact Collin at cquiring@EPMStrategy.com.

All Articles and Webinars by Collin Quiring

Project Online + Power BI = The Complete Resource Picture!

Written on June 27, 2018, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project Online provides many powerful reporting tools and is a treasure trove of information. However, many organizations have other data sources that affect or otherwise influence the data from…

Three Reasons to Use Power BI with Microsoft Project

Written on June 18, 2018, by

I enjoy the occasional list about why I should use a certain tool or why it might make my life a bit easier. Power BI is one of those tools that definitely makes reporting easier from Project. As such, a list of Power BI’s advantages could be quite a long list, but the longer list,…

You’re Fired — Or, Um, Unscheduled!

Written on October 27, 2015, by

    I had a project manager once who was also in charge of putting out the work schedules for the part-time employees. (I guess the company decided that since a PM could schedule work, he could also do the job of scheduling shift work.) Whenever they decided to lay off, fire or downsize somebody,…

Master Project and Read-Only SubProject

Written on November 25, 2014, by

Sometimes when you are using Microsoft Professional and you insert a Subproject, the Subproject is “Read Only” when you try to save the Master Project. This quick post is how to resolve that issue. In this example, I have a Master Project, which is titled the highly original name of “Master Project,” and I have…

Project 2013 Offerings: Comparison and Requirements

Written on March 4, 2014, by

With the advent of Project 2013 there are a few different versions available and this little post is an attempt to help clarify those differences.  Also, to help clarify things, only 2013 Project works with 2013 (it does not allow 2010 or 2007 connectivity).  You can still open a previous version’s project file in 2013,…

When Are You Working? Updating a Resource Calendar

Written on September 13, 2011, by and

An organization usually starts “small” and works its way through the more complex functions of Microsoft Project Professional and Project Server. Creating a resource and a Resource Pool are important first steps in using resource management. Creating a standard calendar is another important step to having consistent working times. A third step is to customize…

Certificate Series: Microsoft Project 2010 Features Expert – Compatibility

Written on July 21, 2010, by

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Are you ready to complete your tasks effectively using Microsoft Project 2010? This certificate course is for users…

Certificate Series: Microsoft Project 2010 Features Expert – Timeline View

Written on June 23, 2010, by

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Are you ready to complete your tasks effectively using Microsoft Project 2010? This certificate course is for users…

Microsoft Project 2010 Feature Rally: No More ActiveX!

Written on May 26, 2010, by

Microsoft Project Server 2010 has many new features, abilities, and enhancements that make it a great product. However, one modification to the 2010 version could go unnoticed: ActiveX controls are no longer part of Project Server. What’s ActiveX? It’s a function or control that adds functionality to Project. In the case of Project Server 2007,…

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