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What’s the value of Schedule Risk Analysis?

*Please note, this session is vendor showcase session. Learn about the latest Microsoft® Project add-ons and how they can streamline the integration of various applications and Microsoft® Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not out-of-the-box functionality and require product trial or purchase. Event Description: Many clients are now demanding proposals include…

Applepark – Project 2 Outlook

P2O is produced by Applepark Ltd. Product Summary: P2O an application that allows you to export a selection of tasks directly from Project into an Outlook as either calendar items or meeting requests. It helps ensure that Project Managers and Stakeholders are aligned on Project tasks. Effective communications and an understanding of what each user should…

Task Splits in the Future – A Scheduling Mystery

Some time ago, one of our clients experienced an unusual situation with an enterprise project in Project Online. The client is using the Timesheet feature in Project Online to capture task progress entered on a daily basis by team members. The project contained task splits in the future, and the client could not determine why….

Using MS Project for Agile Project Management

  Event Description: Agile is one of the fastest growing approaches used in Project Management.  Come learn how to leverage MS Project to manage an agile project with sprints, story points and advanced views and reports that let you integrate Waterfall, Agile or other Rapid / Iterative scheduling approaches with MS Project. Project Management Institute…

Workdays in Microsoft Project

What are Microsoft Project workdays? What can you change, what should you change and where do you change it? This article covers what you can expect with certain changes in the workdays settings, as well as some advice on what to do and what to leave alone. Granted, some advice might not apply to your…

Quickly and Easily Create Cross-Project Dependencies

A question asked occasionally in the Microsoft Project and Project Online user forums is this: “How can I link a task in one project with a task in another project?” The heart of this question is that the project manager needs to know how to create cross-project dependencies. This question is relevant to almost all…

3 Steps to Creating Your Project Culture

Doing more with less. Working smarter and faster, not harder. Gone are the days where we work on just a few things or concentrate our effort on just one area of expertise. We are now expected to wear multiple hats and manage a wide range of activities in our work. Project managers are no strangers…

Closing Out a Project Schedule in PWA

A proactive project portfolio management (PPM) system includes proper governance to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data. An essential element of this governance is addressing projects that are completed or cancelled and to perform several actions on them also in order to complete them. You’ll want to ensure that all work has been…

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…

Caging Your Wild Animals: How to Choose the Best Scheduling Approach for Your Project

We have seen a flurry of articles on the versatility of agile, the solidity of the critical path method, the virtues of critical chain and the robustness of earned value. Is there one approach that is objectively the best? Is there one that performs best in any project situation? The original critical path doesn’t perform…

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