Author: 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).

A Better Microsoft Project: Baselining

This article is the fifth in my series, “A Better Microsoft Project,” You can find the earlier articles here: Introduction, Time Modeling, D * U – W fields, and Workload Leveling. I find baselining to...

A Better Microsoft Project: Workload Levelling and Resource-Critical Path

Most projects are logic-constrained projects (or, if I might suggest, wrongfully treated as such). A logic-constrained project has a duration only determined by logic (i.e., the network of dependencie...

A Better Microsoft Project: Background Color in D * U = W fields to Communicate Which Fields are Protected and Editable

This article is the third in this series, A Better Microsoft Project. You can find the first two articles here and here. I believe the fields involved in assigning resources in MS Project have created...

A Better Microsoft Project for Time Modeling: Deadlines and the (Most‑) Critical Path

In my previous post, I explained that I’d be making a case in a series of articles for adding certain features to Microsoft’s Project for Desktop and Project for the web software. Here, I’d like to su...

A Better Microsoft Project

This article is the first in a series, in which I wish to make a case for adding certain features to Microsoft’s Project for Desktop and Project for the web software. You might wonder why I am publish...

Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 2

We left off in Part 1 of this article asking the question of HOW Agile and Critical Path could exist side-by-side in a single project schedule without affecting each other (much)? I laid out three dil...

Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1

I’d like to begin by sharing a brilliant quote that puts the latest project management fashion, Agile, into humbling perspective: “A Waterfall project is just an Agile (Scrum) project with one huge sp...

Microsoft’s PPM Cloud Strategy Failed: What Now?

One thing Edward Snowden has taught the world is this: Never trust the US Government or any other government for that matter! US intelligence is into everything they can get their hands in or as the s...

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