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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,…

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

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…

Modifying Microsoft’s Project Online Power BI Content Pack to Support Your Language

Content Pack Overview If you are using Project Online (PJO) then you are probably using the OData feed for reporting purposes, the two most common options being to bring the data into Excel or Power BI. Both applications have their pros and cons, though one of the big advantages with Power BI is that Microsoft…

Update on Ombud, Ben Howard and Power BI

Awarded Community Leader for his very popular and comprehensive UK web training series, Ben Howard has over 20 years of experience implementing enterprise solutions such as MRPII, ERP, and Microsoft Project Online. He’s worked for IBM, DELL, and Microsoft, as well as several smaller organisations. He now runs his own EPM consultancy, Applepark Ltd, which…

Common Issues in Project Management: A Wrap Up

I wanted to wrap up a series of posts that started in August 2017 with the article about over-booked and mismanaged resources. In total, we looked at six common issues in project management. Just as the posts on incorrect use of MS Project stand-alone, this series centered around best practices and was based on the…

Understanding the Microsoft PPM Public Power BI Content Pack

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…

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…

Building Insightful Dashboards and Reports against Project Online data with Power BI

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: Learn how to address the information requirements of project managers and PMOs by delivering insightful PPM reporting to support fact-based decision making. Presenter Info: Ken Loewen, MCP, CPA, CGMA,…

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