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Raphael Santos

About: Raphael Santos

Raphael Santos is a PPM enthusiast with expertise in providing Microsoft Project, Project Online, and Project Server solutions. He has worked in several projects to implement PPM tools, including projects located in Latin America (Brazil, Peru, and Argentina), in the United States, and in Africa. He is also a trainer with more than 10 years of experience teaching users how to use Project Management tools in a more productive way. In 2016, Raphael was awarded the MVP title by Microsoft in recognition of his contributions to the Project Management community. Raphael is a PPM Consultant at Sensei Project Solutions, a certified Microsoft partner specializing in project and portfolio management deployments. Sensei offers a complete set of services to help organizations succeed with their Microsoft PPM deployments. Services include full implementation and training as well as pre-configured solutions and report packs. Visit senseiprojectsolutions.com or contact info@senseiprojectsolutions.com for more information.

All Articles and Webinars by Raphael Santos

Webinar Recap – Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals

Written on May 25, 2020, by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Raphael Santos’ Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a…

Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals

Written on May 13, 2020, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 0.75 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: Come and join us for a hands-on session where you’ll learn how to use custom visuals to take your PPM reports to the next level! During this…

Custom Visuals for Power BI

Written on May 1, 2020, by

Organizations that use Microsoft Project Online or Project for the web to manage their portfolio of projects often need to develop reports that can support Executives, PMO Members, Project Managers, and other key users in understanding how these projects – alongside with resources – are consolidated, and also how they are performing. To help users…

FTE calculation in PPM

Written on October 4, 2019, by

  What does the demand for resources look like in my organization?   Working as a PPM consultant to support organizations from multiple sectors which have different business needs and requirements for their PPM deployments, brings lots of excitement and learning opportunities, while also being very challenging. I have recently worked with a customer that…

Webinar Recap – How to Set Up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM Solution

Written on May 17, 2019, by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Raphael Santos’ How to Set up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM Solution webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific…

Custom Workflow Notifications in the PPM Platform

Written on July 9, 2018, by

When using a PPM platform such as Project Online or Project Server to capture, prioritize, select, plan, and manage their initiatives, organizations have a huge opportunity to automate their business process by collecting information about all project ideas in one place and, and based on their internal process, take a logical decision of which initiatives…

Real-world Reporting: Using Power Bi Visuals To Solve Business Requirements and Create Stellar Reports In Project Online

Written on May 16, 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: Microsoft has recently launched a very impressive update to its PPM Power BI Content Pack, which allows organizations to get started quickly with dashboards and reports without requiring any…

Using Local Calendars in the PPM Platform

Written on December 29, 2017, by

Working as a PPM consultant offers me opportunities to interact with many different clients, all of which have diverse needs and requirements. A couple of weeks ago, I received a very interesting request from a company I am engaged with regarding the utilization of custom calendars by their project managers. Before we deep dive into…

Understanding the Microsoft PPM Public Power BI Content Pack

Written on December 13, 2017, by and

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: Microsoft recently announced the new Power BI Content Pack for Microsoft PPM.  This content pack allows organizations to deploy out-of-the-box reporting in a new Project Web App instance; so…

Custom Visual Reports for Project 2013 and 2016

Written on October 10, 2017, by

Every time a new version of Microsoft Project was launched, there were a mix of excitement and enthusiasm to discover, explore and understand the new features that were made available with the new software. Personally speaking, I remember the level of satisfaction I had when Microsoft Project 2013 was first released, because it finally had…

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