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Project Online + Power BI = The Complete Resource Picture!

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…

What MS Project Managers Can Learn from the Equifax Breach

The recent and massive data breach at Equifax shows us just how vulnerable we are in many critical ways: from attacks on our personal information to attacks on the very companies that cut our pay checks. When thinking about safeguarding the companies that we work for, we face millions of collective hacking attempts every day, and…

Out-of-the-Box Dashboards and Reports for Microsoft PPM

Microsoft just announced an updated Power BI Content Pack for Microsoft PPM, which allows organizations to get started quickly with dashboards and reports without requiring any customizations in Project Online.  This content pack utilizes the latest visualizations and features available in Power BI and contains 13 pages supporting portfolio, resource, and project reporting: Portfolio reporting…

Optimizing Dashboards to Communicate with Senior Stakeholders

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: Microsoft Project offers a wide range of tools for creating reports and dashboards to communicate the status of your project. But how do you decide what data points should be…

The Agile Project Manager: Resource Management in Microsoft Project

Agile teams provide one value in resource management: ensuring that each functional project manager who is using resources can actually draw them from a single source. Fortunately, there’s a tool that can be invaluable for helping with this. The latest editions of Microsoft Project allow you to designate a single file as a centralized resource…

Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts: Creating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 4

This article will make the most sense if you read the previous three (short) parts first: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 In this final segment of the series I will create a custom group for use in reporting and graphing purposes. The report will look similar to the figure below at the end of this blog….

Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts: Creating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 3

In Part One of this series I illustrated a simple method to identify, quantify and evaluate risk in tasks and projects. Part Two illustrated how to use the information from Part One to create a “Risk Assessment Dashboard”, complete with a custom table, lookup tables, formula and graphical indicators. This article will show how to use…

Create a Killer One-Page Status Report with Project & Visio

Note: the images in this article are based on a Portuguese installation of the software used. However, they will be translated to the English language in the text. One question I always get when I visit my customers is: “Is there a way to create a link between Project and Visio?”  In most cases, you have to use…

Webinar: Tabular Reports to Customized Management Dashboards – Project 2013 Reporting

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This webinar is eligible for 1 Category A PMI® PDUs in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description This MPUG event will…

Create Beautiful Reports WITHOUT Project 2013

Note: the prints of this article are based on a Portuguese installation of the software used. However, they will be translated to the English language. The Problem With the launch of Microsoft Project 2013, many new features were introduced to help project managers maximize their experience in managing their projects. The feature that I liked…

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