Time Management in a Fast Pace Environment: Part Three

Let’s be honest: as a Project Manager, keeping track of project information can be difficult during the best of times; let alone when you are responsible for multiple efforts! With several stakeholders requesting different information and team members continually updating you on their progress through their tasks, sometimes finding the time to complete even the Read more about Time Management in a Fast Pace Environment: Part Three[…]

Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Two

Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Two Let’s be honest: as a Project Manager, keeping track of project information can be difficult during the best of times; let alone when you are responsible for multiple efforts! With several stakeholders requesting different information and team members continually updating you on their progress through their Read more about Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part Two[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Creating a New Summary Task

In Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013, there are actually two different methods for creating a summary task. The first method is the one used in all previous versions of the software, while the second method is a new feature introduced in Microsoft Project 2010. To create a summary task using the first method, complete the Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Creating a New Summary Task[…]

Why WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)?

We all know that the main motto of Project Management is tracking and follow-up of projects in order to get the project work done “on time” and “within budget”. One might wonder as how a Work Breakdown Structure is related to finishing project on time and within budget. As the name suggests, a Work breakdown Read more about Why WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)?[…]

Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part One

Let’s be honest: as a Project Manager, keeping track of project information can be difficult during the best of times; let alone when you are responsible for multiple efforts! With several stakeholders requesting different information and team members continually updating you on their progress, sometimes finding the time to complete even the most necessary of Read more about Time Management in a Fast Paced Environment: Part One[…]

Quickly Reset Permissions for User Accounts in Project Server

Background In a recent post in the Project Online General Questions and Answers user forum, a Project Server administrator asked us to confirm that the best practice for controlling permissions for a user is to add the user to one or more security Groups, as needed.  I answered his question in the affirmative; yes, the best Read more about Quickly Reset Permissions for User Accounts in Project Server[…]

Converting an Editable Subproject to Read-Only in a Program Schedule

Many of you use Microsoft Project and Project Server to schedule projects within a program. When I schedule my projects that belong to a program, I like to create a Program Master Schedule. My Program Master Schedule is basically a shell that houses the Subproject links. The screen shot below displays an example of a Program Read more about Converting an Editable Subproject to Read-Only in a Program Schedule[…]