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Microsoft Declares Projectum Best PPM Company of the Year

Microsoft has announced the winners of its annual partner of the year awards. Four companies were finalists in the realm of project and portfolio management and one was named as the winner in the category. Projectum, which offers training, consulting and services, was named the winner. The other three finalists were Ernst & Young LLP, Brazil-based…

Sensei, Projectum to Share Sales; Projectum Gets New Leadership

Two international companies serving the Microsoft Project market will be working together on sales initiatives. Sensei Project Solutions, based in Phoenix, AZ, has signed an agreement with Denmark-based Projectum to sell its products and solutions in North America and Australia. And Projectum will sell Sensei’s products in the Nordic countries and the Netherlands. Both firms…

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…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 7

Sharpen the Saw No doubt you know the story of the man in the forest who is too busy sawing to stop and sharpen the saw. Every day we come across project managers who are too busy updating their schedules and running their projects to stop and learn new techniques and disciplines that would greatly…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 6

Synergize What is synergy? Stephen Covey defines it this way: “It means the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It means that the relationship which the parts have to each other is a part in and of itself.” Once all the pieces of the schedule have been put together properly and are…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 5

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood In just about any situation, it’s much more important to listen and understand than it is to be immediately understood. When faced with a problem on your project, it is important to act as a facilitator and get all the right people involved in the conversation. The…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 4

Think Win-Win While the project schedule is an important tool for many project managers, it is often misunderstood (or not understood at all) by project team members. When building the work breakdown structure (WBS) for the project, you will get a more accurate definition of scope (and as a result, the schedule) by involving the…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 3

Put First Things First Once you have built a solid work breakdown structure (WBS), it’s time to walk the talk and put first things first. Building a complete and accurate dependency network is what makes the schedule truly proactive. When building dependencies, try to think about natural relationships that exist for the scope of work…

Sensei Releases Resource Heatmap Add-in

A Microsoft partner has released a new service to generate heatmaps specifically for resource management. Sensei Project Solutions’ Resource Heatmaps works with Microsoft Project Online to create quick views of potential bottlenecks tied to the resources on a project. The program, available as a subscription service, generates three kinds of heatmaps: Availability Heatmap displays the…

The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 2

Begin with the End in Mind The most successful projects have a deliverable-focused work breakdown structure (WBS) to represent the true scope of the project. Build your schedules with the end in mind by establishing your outcomes/deliverables. This helps you manage scope throughout execution and ensures that the entire team is on the same page…

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