Project Server 2016 to be Released in May 2016

Microsoft finally made the much anticipated announcement that Project Server 2016 will be officially released to consumers this coming May. Now you may or may not already know that Project Professional 2016 and Project Pro for Office 365 (Project Online) have already been released. So what does this mean to you? EPMA has been testing Read more about Project Server 2016 to be Released in May 2016[…]

High-level Overview of Mechanics of PPM Implementation

In my previous blogs on PPM implementaion (links below), I spoke about the underlying need and the various challenges in PPM Implementation. In this blog I am going to discuss about the various driving mechanics of PPM implementation. One of the most important aspect that organizations need to understand is that the implementation of PPM across the Read more about High-level Overview of Mechanics of PPM Implementation[…]

What is your project trying to indicate?

Did you know that your project schedule can tell you alot about its progress and status?  When used correctly, Microsoft Project Professional will send all information to Microsoft Project Server and allow you to view everything you need to know about your project (or group of projects) in a glance. The many colors and shapes Read more about What is your project trying to indicate?[…]

Microsoft Project Trivia: Manually Recalculate a Project

A default setting in Microsoft Project causes the software to automatically recalculate the project whenever the user takes an action that would cause any type of schedule changes. You can see this option at the bottom of the Schedule page in the Project Options dialog in Microsoft Project 2010 or 2013, as shown in the Read more about Microsoft Project Trivia: Manually Recalculate a Project[…]

Disable Change Highlighting in Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013

Background One of the powerful new features introduced in Microsoft Project 2007, and continued in the 2010 and 2013 versions, is known as Change Highlighting. Whenever you make a schedule change to a project, such as changing the Duration value for a task, Microsoft Project applies light blue cell background formatting to highlight the Duration, Read more about Disable Change Highlighting in Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013[…]

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Determine If AutoFilter is Applied

I learned something new about Microsoft Project 2013 when I was conducting a training class recently for two of our new team members at EPMA. During class, we applied AutoFilter on the Resource Names column so that we could filter for the tasks assigned to two resources. I then asked my students how Microsoft Project Read more about Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Determine If AutoFilter is Applied[…]

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[…]