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Delay the Start of Resource Work on a Task

A Problem and a Solution Several months ago, there was an interesting question in the Project Standard and Professional user forum on the Internet. The user who posted the question had the following s...

How To Reschedule Incomplete Work

A colleague posed a problem recently. He recorded earned value after tracking work done in the first status period of his project. When recording work done in the second status period, he returned to ...

The Domino Effect of Low Self-Awareness at Work

People are like dominos. When placed together, the action of one domino can change the movement of all the dominoes near it. When a person takes action, it causes a chain reaction to the people and pl...

The Makeup of a Happy Employee

Originally published on Wrike Blog. Used with permission. Happy employees are an invaluable asset to any company. They radiate positivity, camaraderie, and tend to stick around for a while. In terms o...

Assigning Resources with Different Working Schedules

An interesting question about resource calendars in the Project Standard and Professional user forum prompted me to write this blog post article. After using Microsoft Project for over 21 years, one o...

Tips for the Office Nomad

Employees, especially contractors, often connect with clients based on availability and/or engagement at the client’s worksite. This often means contracted employees are splitting their time between t...

Task Types – Demystification

  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: W...

Task Types Demystified

There are a lot of people who stop using MS Project before they even get very far into a project. The main reasons for quitting Project are: When they make a project plan and then change it, they get ...

All About Work…for Project Managers

  The True Nature (and Math) of Work Sometime around the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Nikola Tesla famously declared, “If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, ...