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Custom Workflow Notifications in the PPM Platform

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 ...

The Newest Agile Features of MS Project

As a Project MVP, I get to help customers globally, and I get to review approaches for MS Project and other scheduling technologies, including Agile, Waterfall, Prince2, and other methodologies. This ...

Demystifying Custom Reports (Part 1)

As a new project manager, you will eventually have to write a project report. There is just no away around it! As an experienced PM, you may have already done thousands. Fortunately for all of us, MS ...

How to Add Your Organization’s Holiday Schedule to MS Project

As the end of each year approaches, it’s important to look at your project plans that extend into the coming year.  Have you accounted for all of the holidays your project will observe? As I recently ...

Count Down Starts!

In the field of project management, we talk quite a bit about productivity. One easy way to track the time left until a project’s completion is with Timescale. Timescale displayed in Gantt Chart (Bar ...

Common Issues in Project Management #5: Four Things Not to Do When Creating Reports in MS Project

I’ve created my fair share of Project, Program, and Portfolio Reports. Based on that knowledge, I wanted to share with you some common issues I notice within organizations. I hope, as you read these, ...

Two Great Ways to Publish your Plan to the Web—without SharePoint!

Users of Project Online (or SharePoint w/ Project Server) are long accustomed to publishing their plan on the web for others to view, change, or otherwise manipulate project plan data. This convenienc...

What’s the Value of Schedule Risk Analysis?

Introduction Many clients are now demanding that proposals include a schedule risk assessment, and the more savvy are requesting forecast dates be presented at, for example, 80% levels of confidence. ...

Newly Released Agile Capabilities in MS Project

Welcome to MPUG’s latest article on Agile capabilities in MS Project. The how-to’s and tips posted here are designed to help Project to Portfolio managers leverage tools, technologies, and best practi...