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Eric Uyttewaal

About: Eric Uyttewaal

Eric is a thought leader on project, program, and portfolio management. He spends most of his time using software from Microsoft. He has authored seven well-known textbooks including ‘Forecasting Programs,’ 'Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010/2013/Online,’ and ‘Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2000/2002/2003.’ He founded ProjectPro, which specializes in Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online. Eric developed several Add-ins with his team that enhance the capabilities of Microsoft Project in creating better schedules (Forecast Scheduling App), managing cross-project dependencies (CrossLinksPro), identifying and documenting the Critical Path (PathsPro) and creating S-curve reports (CurvesPro). He was president of PMI-Ottawa in 1997. Eric has received awards from PMI in 2009, from MPUG in 2012, and from Microsoft from 2010 until 2017 (MVP).

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NEW Textbook ‘Forecast Scheduling with Microsoft Project Online 2018’

Written on August 24, 2018, by

Yes, we know ‘Project Online 2018’ does not exist, but I thought it the best way to refer to the recent build of Project Online (April 2018) that keeps changing (or, so they say…). My new textbook ‘Forecast Scheduling’ shows you how you can forecast your project with just the project schedule, even without advanced…

Forecasting Programs

Written on February 28, 2018, by

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: This webinar is based on Eric Uyttewaal’s new textbook ‘Forecasting Programs’ published in January 2018. Programs have long-range visions, high-visibility, many moving parts, and programs are overwhelming and sometimes destructive (for…

Resource Management: Lost in the Woods? Here is Your Way Out

Written on December 6, 2017, by and

Resource management is a complex subject. There are many aspects to resource management using Project Server or Project Online. Just look at this course from ProjectPro Corp that outlines those aspects: https://projectprocorp.com/pages/managing-resources-with-project-server-2016. Capacity planning, demand management, balancing, allocation, optimizing and leveling. These are just some of the terms that you need to be aware of…

Levels of Project Scheduling Proficiency

Written on November 14, 2017, by

Summary ‘ Time Modeling’ is the simplest way of working with project scheduling applications (like Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera) that everyone can learn in one or two days of training (‘introductory’ level). The ‘intermediary’ level is modeling time and workloads (‘Workload Modeling’ ), which requires you to learn many more features in your scheduling application…

Good Project Advice

Written on August 8, 2017, by

These tips and traps from a project management and scheduling expert cover the essence of project scheduling, framing the workday properly and handling out-of-scope requests. No Dates When you schedule electronically, you should not enter start of finish dates for tasks. If you use Microsoft Project to simply capture dates and only dates, you may…

Agile is Not Always the Answer — How to Determine the Right Scheduling Approach for your Project

Written on October 7, 2016, by

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: There are several scheduling approaches for projects: Agile, Critical Path, Resource-Critical Path, Critical Chain, Earned Value and Earned Work. In his article published in the MPUG-newsletter,  Eric proposed a framework with…

Improving Project Schedules with ProjectPro Forecast Scheduling App

Written on July 15, 2016, by

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: Project schedules should be dynamic schedules that maintain themselves when update information is entered. Project Schedules generate the most benefit for an organization if they forecast projects well. ProjectPro developed an…

Caging Your Wild Animals: How to Choose the Best Scheduling Approach for Your Project

Written on May 3, 2016, by

We have seen a flurry of articles on the versatility of agile, the solidity of the critical path method, the virtues of critical chain and the robustness of earned value. Is there one approach that is objectively the best? Is there one that performs best in any project situation? The original critical path doesn’t perform…

A Tsunami Happened but Nobody Noticed the Wave … Yet!

Written on March 7, 2016, by

Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes below the ocean. They can occur in any ocean in the world. The earthquake displaces a massive amount of water that forms a wave. This wave is slowly rolling to the shores of the United States as I write these words. Are you ready? The earthquake happened when the U.S….

Level with Me: Advanced Resource Management with Microsoft Project and Project Server

Written on February 23, 2016, by

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: There are only so many hours in a day and only so much we can do at once. Accepting this “reality” is a key to successful project management and the…

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