Earned Value Shenanigans

<homebrew, tea, wine, coffee and several other beverages – this blog was written over several days!>

I’m currently helping manage a multiyear schedule and the client wishes to plot Planned Value vs Earned Value charts each month as a way of tracking “progress”.  This is a typical scenario in engineering projects, and is even mandatory . . . → Read More: Earned Value Shenanigans

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Overriding Dependencies

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I came across an issue the other day whilst dabbling in a demo project update.  The issue was that I couldn’t set the actual start date on a successor task that was before the predecessors finish date; effectively the dependency was overriding the ability to reschedule the task.  Entering the Actual Start date for . . . → Read More: Overriding Dependencies

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Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Project Online / Project Server

<San Servolo, Tanqueray & Red Wine – this has been written over a long duration of time!>

I was thinking about the top 5 Reasons why my customers, over many years, have deployed Project Server.  Just as every organisation needs standardised ways to perform HR, Payroll etc, they all need (but not necessarily desire) a . . . → Read More: Top 5 Reasons to Deploy Project Online / Project Server

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This might just save your life!

<Ožujsko>

So perhaps the title of this blog is a little over the top, but I had a customer recently who needed help when their .mpp file became corrupt due to a VPN issue (I think the file was left open on the file server when the VPN link was terminated)!  We couldn’t easily fix . . . → Read More: This might just save your life!

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Exporting Tasks from Project to Outlook – now available as an add-in for Project 2010/2013 and Project Pro for Office 365

<Tuborg Guld>

It’s really nice when someone takes an idea and runs with it, creating something that is bigger and better than the original; and so it is with my original blog on Exporting Tasks to Outlook which has now been turned into an application.  So, if you want an easy way to export tasks . . . → Read More: Exporting Tasks from Project to Outlook – now available as an add-in for Project 2010/2013 and Project Pro for Office 365

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Project Conference 2014 slides and demos available

Update – 140717 – The recordings of the sessions are now available on Microsoft’s channel 9 (here and here) and in case they go “missing”, here and here too!  They are labelled PC301 and PC232 when searching in the folder.

<Decaf coffee>

I was lucky enough to attend and present at the Project Conference 2014 . . . → Read More: Project Conference 2014 slides and demos available

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Working with Teams in Project Online/Project Server 2013

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It’s been a while since I last discussed Teams and Team Resources, and having learnt something new recently (kudos goes to Eric Uyttewaal who is always very willing to share his expertise) I thought it was time to re-visit the topic.

Introducing Teams

The Team feature was introduced way back in Project Server 2007, . . . → Read More: Working with Teams in Project Online/Project Server 2013

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Sharing and Collaborating with Microsoft Project

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Back in March this year, I presented a webcast for Microsoft called Sharing and Collaborating with Microsoft Project.  If you’re interested in watching it, it’s available here, and the slides can be downloaded separately from OneDrive if you want to re-use them (please credit me if you do use them!). 

Save and Synchronise . . . → Read More: Sharing and Collaborating with Microsoft Project

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Hard and Soft Dependencies

<A beer in London – £4.30!>

Most problems (or opportunities of course) arise from customer queries; really, if it wasn’t for you guys keeping me on my toes I would just spend everyday cycling….  Some days I combine Project and Project Server with cycling….

Anyway, I digress; one of my customers wanted a . . . → Read More: Hard and Soft Dependencies

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Project Conference 2014 slides and demos available

<Decaf coffee>

I was lucky enough to attend and present at the Project Conference 2014 in Anaheim, California.  This is the bi-annual Project “love-in”, comprising a mixture of customers, Microsoft folks, partners and  MVPs, and the 4th or 5th that I’ve attended (and spoken at).  There were some great sessions, and the focus really was . . . → Read More: Project Conference 2014 slides and demos available

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