Instant Team Foundation Server 2012 and Project Server 2010 Integration How-to

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If you didn’t already know, Microsoft provide an out of the box solution to integrate Project Server and Team Foundation Server called “Team Foundation Server Extensions for Project Server”.  I’ve dealt with several organisations who have the requirement to track their agile development (managed in TFS) in Project Server (via PWA), and we . . . → Read More: Instant Team Foundation Server 2012 and Project Server 2010 Integration How-to

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Do you want to find out more about Reporting in Project 2013?

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[UPDATE] – the link to view the recording of the presentation is here

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Save the date – 6th March 2013

Microsoft have kindly asked me to give a presentation on Project 2013 Reporting – I did one for the MPUG before Christmas, so I’m excited about running this again, only . . . → Read More: Do you want to find out more about Reporting in Project 2013?

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Using Cost Resources–best practise

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Cost resources are a very useful feature of Project (and also therefore of Project Server), but there is at least one rule you need to follow.

Rather than telling you how to use cost resources, I’ll point you at the an article from Microsoft which explains their use (and because links sometimes get . . . → Read More: Using Cost Resources–best practise

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Project 2013 Reports–reason enough to upgrade

One of the greatest things about Project 2013 is the new reporting section.  The old tabular reports have been pulled, leaving us with Visual Reports (which were first introduced in Project 2007) and the new reports feature, called, wait for it, “Reports”. 

I’m going to concentrate this blog just on the new Reports feature.  . . . → Read More: Project 2013 Reports–reason enough to upgrade

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The next version of Project – unscrambling the products…

I’ve recorded my experience of installing Project Pro for O365 using click 2 run (C2R) over a public WIFI (<2mbs) – parts 1&2 of this video are available on YouTube below.

<120818> UPDATE – part 2 of the video (installing Project Pro for O365 using click to run) is available on YouTube here

Please note, . . . → Read More: The next version of Project – unscrambling the products…

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TechEd Europe–Amsterdam, 26-29 June.

Update – just so you know I was there…

 

 

Just to say I’m going to be at the “ask the experts” stand at TechEd, answering questions on Project, Office and O365.  It would be good to put some faces to names, so please drop by to say hello.

http://europe.msteched.com/ 

Enjoy,  Ben.

. . . → Read More: TechEd Europe–Amsterdam, 26-29 June.

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TechEd Europe–Amsterdam, 26-29 June.

Just to say I’m going to be at the “ask the experts” stand at TechEd, answering questions on Project, Office and O365.  It would be good to put some faces to names, so please drop by to say hello.

http://europe.msteched.com/

Enjoy,  Ben.

. . . → Read More: TechEd Europe–Amsterdam, 26-29 June.

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Monte Carlo Risk Analysis

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The majority of projects I’m involved in concentrate more on people and process than anything else (some customers really want to think “tools, tools and tools” and I need to reset their thinking in order to increase the chances of a successful implementation).  If analysing and managing RISK is a major part of your . . . → Read More: Monte Carlo Risk Analysis

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A small formula for my friends in Finland

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So, you know who you are, and I said I’d write this up…  For everyone else, this is a simple formula with graphical indicators to show the “Deadline cushion” between a deadline date and the Finish date of a task. . . . → Read More: A small formula for my friends in Finland

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Automatically approve task status updates

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Project Server 2010 allows for the option of auto-approving task status updates, and since SP1, this has become even more useful as the option to publish the update has been added (see here). 

However, due to the complexity of setting up the rules and lack of documentation regarding them, PMs have either . . . → Read More: Automatically approve task status updates

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