Project 2016 (change 1) – Online status next to name

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In this series of blogs, I’m going to try list the differences between Project 2013 and Project 2016 – I’ll be comparing the Professional versions so if you’ve got the standard version then not every change will impact you.  Also, I’m not going to be concerned with UI changes (unless they are significant), . . . → Read More: Project 2016 (change 1) – Online status next to name

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I can’t delete a project – but I’m THE project manager!

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It’s a bit of a mundane topic this one, but like all of my topics, it’s soooo real world!

I have a customer (okay, so I’ve got lots, not just the one!) and this particular customer is only using Project Online, and not Project Pro for O365/Project 2013 Professional.  For those of you familiar . . . → Read More: I can’t delete a project – but I’m THE project manager!

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Nested IFs and Risks Lists

<Early morning coffee>

When it comes to Risks and Issues, I find that many of my customers wish to transfer their existing Risks and Issues Matrix, often held in Excel , directly into the pre-existing SharePoint lists on the project site.  Excel is an excellent tool, managing risks is complex, and so consequently the spreadsheet . . . → Read More: Nested IFs and Risks Lists

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The Project Virtual Conference

The Project MVP community is hosting the 1st ever Project Virtual Conference.  Running for 24 hours on the 22nd October, it encompasses the truly global nature of the MS Project Community, with speakers from the US, UK, Australia, Russia and many points in between.  We’re not just focusing on Project, but Project Server and Project . . . → Read More: The Project Virtual Conference

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Save Site as Template – No longer an option!

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Modifying an existing project site, saving it as a template and then associating that template to an EPT is something that I’ve been doing for many years in one form or another with Project Server systems (prior to 2010 there wasn’t an EPT construct, but the ideas were the same).  When it comes to . . . → Read More: Save Site as Template – No longer an option!

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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!

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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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