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How to get and see Project Information in Power BI

  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: Power BI is a powerful tool that can help visualize your Project Information. In fact, it can combine information from many different sources to get a holistic…

Combining Data Sources in Power BI

In this article, I want to zoom in on a Power BI aspect that is very useful for any organization with a large amount of data sources. The Case Consider a situation where you run multiple projects using Project Online. You already know that there’s a great connection between Project Online and Power BI. If…

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…

Three Reasons to Use Power BI with Microsoft Project

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,…

Two Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Visio

Creating diagrams in Visio is fairly easy, but do you stop when you have a collection of shapes on the page? If you do, you’re missing most of the real power of Visio. While it’s true that a picture can be worth a thousand words, with Visio, you can take that picture to the next…

Why Data-Driven Matters

The room was purple. Vincent Van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles” is one of the most famous paintings ever made. (Technically, it’s a series of three almost identical paintings. Van Gogh really liked that bedroom.) You’ve seen it. It’s been reproduced in countless prints, postcards, T-shirts and handbags. It’s been displayed in some of the world’s…

Extracting Data from the Black Hole: Creating Custom Views in Microsoft Project 2010, 2013, and 2016

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: Sometimes Microsoft Project users describe Microsoft Project as a “black hole”, feeling like the software “takes, but it will not give back”.  For example, did you know that Microsoft Project does…

8 Places where Microsoft Excel Scores for Project Management

Which tool would you use for project scheduling — Microsoft Project or Microsoft Excel? I’m guessing your answer (like mine) would be Project. It has many inherent advantages over Excel. (If you’re not convinced, then consider reading this MPUG classic in which author Keith Wilson provides compelling reasons why Project is better at scheduling projects.)…

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