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Resource Management: Lost in the Woods? Here is Your Way Out

Resource management is a complex subject. There are many aspects to resource management using Project Server or Project Online. Just look at this course from ProjectPro Corp that outlines those aspects: https://projectprocorp.com/pages/managing-resources-with-project-server-2016. Capacity planning, demand management, balancing, allocation, optimizing and leveling. These are just some of the terms that you need to be aware of…

When a Fixed Duration Task is Truly Not “Fixed Duration”

Oh, the misery! If you’ve ever used Fixed Duration tasks in your enterprise projects running in Microsoft Project Online or Project Server and your organization uses the Timesheet page in Project Web App (PWA) to track actual task progress, then no doubt you have experienced heartache and disappointment. Those Fixed Duration tasks don’t behave the…

Real-time Conditional Alerts for SharePoint & Project Server/Online

  FREE MPUG VENDOR SHOWCASE SESSION* 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: Automated dynamic condition based smart alerts for better management of critical projects, key tasks, milestones, resource allocation, risks, issues, change and document. Design…

MPUG Vendor Showcase 2017

   Home  |  Vendors  |  Join MPUG  |  Earn PMI® PDUs   |  Contact Us   FREE Vendor Showcase Sessions 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. Register for as…

Periodic Tasks for Project Server Administrators

As a Microsoft PFE supporting Microsoft Project Server, I often get asked what Project Server administrators should do as part of their regular job. Here’s my suggested list. Daily Check the queue for Failed and Blocking jobs. Review the errors related to failed and blocking jobs to troubleshoot. Check for nightly cube build failures. Cancel…

Agile PPM – When Your Teams are Agile, but Leadership Thinks Waterfall

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: More and more organizations are adopting Agile approaches to software and product development.  However, most do not move completely to Agile for all their projects.  Different stages of Agile…

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…

Tracking Methods in Microsoft Project Online and Project Server

There are three distinct tracking methods within Microsoft Project Online and Project Server. Understanding these practices — and how they relate to the way you plan your tasks — will help you choose the tracking level that adequately meets the needs of your project. Figuring Out the Appropriate Level of Task Progress Detail As an…

Deep Dive into Microsoft Project Resource Pools: What They Are and Why They’re Useful

Adding a resource pool into your Microsoft Project workflow is like adding a cherry to the top of an ice cream sundae (or more specifically in this case on top of the Project files you’re maintaining or considering creating). A resource pool is a delicious “contact list” for project work. Think about the interaction between…

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