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Updated Project Viewer Adds Integration with Skype for Business

A popular Microsoft Project file viewer now includes integration with Skype for Business. The enhancements in Seavus ProjectViewer version 15 are intended to make direct communication among project team members easier. The updates enable users to view the online status of other team members, access their contact cards and start an instant messaging session. “Many…

PMI Adds Copy-prevention Tech to PMBOK

Concerned about fake versions of its publications being circulated around the world, the Project Management Institute® has implemented a service to prevent copying of its PMBOK® Guide and other textbooks and study guides. PMI will be working with Document Security Systems to implement technologies that ensure the authenticity of its physical materials. Without mentioning that…

PMI Reports on Success Rates in Project Management

Is it good news when the losses are less? The Project Management Institute (PMI) seems to think so. In a new report on success rates, the organization pointed to a decrease in waste as a sign of progress. Specifically, a research project recently found that organizations wasted an average of $97 million for every $1…

Cloud Middleware Connects Project Server to Workflow and Finance Systems

A Microsoft Gold-certified partner has introduced a new set of connectors intended to help users of Project Server and Project Online perform data integration with their work management and financial management systems, thereby eliminating double-entry of data. FluentPro Software has introduced FluentPro Integration Hub, which serves as a cloud-based middleware service to connect Microsoft’s Project…

House Approves Program Management Measure

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved legislation intended to enhance accountability and best practices in project and program management in the federal government. S.1550, the “Program Management Improvement Accountability Act” or PMIAA, has four primary goals: To create a formal job series and career path for program managers who work for the feds; To…

Report: 7 Conditions Will Help Feds Improve PM Muscles

The federal government could improve its project and program management capabilities if it pursued a more systematic approach backed by law. That’s the finding of a new report written by the National Academy of Public Administration and sponsored by the Project Management Institute. Among the challenges emphasized in “Improving Program Management in the Federal Government”…

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