Predecessor Drop Down list #O365 #MSProject

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One of the nice things about the Project Online licence model is the occasional new feature which magically appears.  As of this morning when I was updated to the Version 1704 (April 2017 for those who like long names) I’m now able to use a drop-down list to select predecessors and successors in . . . → Read More: Predecessor Drop Down list #O365 #MSProject


#PowerBI World Tour

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I’m really pleased to announce that I’m presenting at the Power BI World Tour at the London event on 23-24th August 2017.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Power BI and to mix with your peers and industry experts.  For those of you who can’t get . . . → Read More: #PowerBI World Tour


Multiple Date Formats #Project

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If like me, you’re based in the UK and you deal with organisations based in Scandinavia  (and others of course) you cannot fail to notice that our Scandinavian colleagues tend to specify dates using the day (Monday = day 1, Tuesday = day 2 etc) of the week and week numbers . . . → Read More: Multiple Date Formats #Project


MVP Again

Happy to note I’ve been re-awarded as an MVP for Microsoft Project again, for the 9th year running 🙂


RAG Status and PowerBI Reporting – #PowerBI #ProjectOnline #O365


I’ve been a massive massive fan of PowerBI for some time now, and an even bigger fan of Power Query; so much so that here’s a shameless plug for a Power Query course I wrote year ago here.  Moving forward it’s fair to say that every Project Online/Server implementation I now do has some . . . → Read More: RAG Status and PowerBI Reporting – #PowerBI #ProjectOnline #O365


When is a day not a day? #Project #MSProject

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I’ve been meaning to write about Durations for a while, and was inspired to get a move on when I read fellow MVP and cousin Dales Howard’s blog on trusting the schedule.

During every training session and Project Online consultancy engagement I always talk about hours, minutes, days and calendars, starting times and . . . → Read More: When is a day not a day? #Project #MSProject


New Projects always start on 12th October 2009 #MSProject

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One of my customers recently commented that his projects always had a start date of 12th October 2009…

After some investigation it became apparent that it was the way he was creating the project file.  Most people will just open Project and a new file (by default Project1) is created, and when . . . → Read More: New Projects always start on 12th October 2009 #MSProject


Speaking at the European SharePoint Conference 2017 #ESPC17


Take Project Online from 0-60 in 1 Hour

I’m delighted to say I’ve been selected to speak once again at the European SharePoint Conference which is being held in Dublin during 14-16th November 2017. 


The session overview is below

Take Project Online from 0-60 in 1 Hour

Getting started with Project Online . . . → Read More: Speaking at the European SharePoint Conference 2017 #ESPC17


Kyiv Presentations #ProjectOnline #Project

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I was lucky enough to be invited back to Kyiv by fellow MVP Oleksiy Prsonitskiy to present at the Ukrainian Project Conference.  If you’ve never been to Kyiv, it’s worth the effort with some great sights and great food.

I presented on two topics, Microsoft Planner and Reporting . . . → Read More: Kyiv Presentations #ProjectOnline #Project


How to calculate %Planned #Project #Project Online


One of my customers recently wanted to calculated %Planned for each task (and therefore each project).  They had done a little research on the net but the formula they found didn’t work in Project Online, only MS Project. 

So what is %Planned?

In it’s simplest form, %Planned = duration to date / duration . . . → Read More: How to calculate %Planned #Project #Project Online