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Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online

  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: Project Server/Online does a great job managing projects and resources, however, did you know that it can also help manage costs and be used for rolling up department…

Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Online/Server

As we all know, Project Online/Server (PWA) does a great job with managing project schedules and resource loads; however, can PWA manage other company process when we stretch the PMO into taking on more roles? For example, several of my previous clients have used PWA to estimate next year’s annual budgets. This article takes a…

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 process by collecting information about all project ideas in one place and, and based on their internal process, take a logical decision of which initiatives…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: April 2018 Edition

Updates for Project and Project Server Released in March Microsoft’s TechNet blog has announced the release of Project and Project Server updates last month listing details depending on which configuration users have set up. As the post notes, mainstream support for Project and Project Server 2010 ended in October of 2015, and an SP1 patched…

A Project Server Class Turned into Sports Fans

Many years ago, I was teaching a Project Server class to a group of project managers in New Orleans. The class was held in the fall during the football season, and they told me they were all big LSU Tigers football fans. Because I am a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, as a joke on the second…

Master Schedules Best Practices on Project Online and Server

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: Master Schedules Best Practices on Project Online and Server is the final installment in the presenter’s “trilogy” on Master Schedules, building on his Master Schedules 101 MPUG Lunch &…

Analyzing Progress Slippage on Fixed Duration Tasks

Background Information Many years ago, it was my privilege to work for seven months with a group of schedulers at a large company in New Orleans. At the time, the schedulers were using the new Microsoft tool named Project Central, which became the forerunner to Project Server and Project Online. In their Microsoft Project schedules,…

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 your…

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