The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Managing a Project

Project management is truly a juggling act. One day you have to deal with a tough client, the next day the team members have not completed the assigned tasks, then you end each day or week having to report everything back to your manager. The dynamics of any particular project change on a daily basis, Read more about The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Managing a Project[…]

Gantt Chart View Corruption on a PWA Published Schedule in Microsoft Project Pro

I came across another issue with a client’s Project Server recently that was isolated to one specific project that was published on the client’s PWA environment. This client’s environment uses Project Server (PWA) 2010 and Project Pro 2010.   A project schedule that was already published into PWA was opened by the PM from Project Read more about Gantt Chart View Corruption on a PWA Published Schedule in Microsoft Project Pro[…]

Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled – Part Two

Changing Existing Tasks In the part one of this blog I explained the major difference between Manually Scheduled and Auto Scheduled tasks. With tasks that have already been entered, it is still possible to switch over from Manually Scheduled to Auto Scheduled. One of the ways is by selecting the desired task and clicking on the Read more about Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled – Part Two[…]

Reaping the Benefits of a Project Scheduling Tool

How many times have you heard the saying: “garbage in is garbage out”? When wanting to benefit from the capabilities a project scheduling tool can bring, this clever phrase defiantely applies. Take for instance, the enhanced reporting features of Microsoft Project 2013. It now offers a powerful, graphical reporting platform (as opposed to the black and Read more about Reaping the Benefits of a Project Scheduling Tool[…]

Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled – Part One

Microsoft Project gives you the choice between Manually Scheduling your projects or using Microsoft’s Auto Scheduling engine. The question is, which method do you prefer? The major difference between Manually Scheduled and Auto Scheduled Tasks is that the Manually Scheduled feature enables user controlled scheduling and gives the user responsibility to track schedules on any Read more about Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled – Part One[…]

Estimating Duration in Microsoft Project

In this video you will learn how Microsoft Project estimates duration. Interested in how EPMA can help you with your project schedules? Contact us today at 1.888.444.EPMA or [email protected] Thanks for watching! Please feel free to leave comments below or check out our other blogs on Microsoft Project, Project Server, SharePoint and Project Management Methodology. Follow Read more about Estimating Duration in Microsoft Project[…]

Critical Path Considerations

As experienced Project Managers, we know that a critical path on a project schedule is the longest necessary path of a series of interdependent activities or tasks required for the project to be completed on time or as we refer to it, on schedule. Any task falling along this path has zero float or slack, Read more about Critical Path Considerations[…]

How to update the Status Manager of an Enterprise Project when using Project Server 2013

To change the Status Manager in your Enterprise Project Schedule you must first change the Project Owner in Project Web Access (PWA). In order to change the Owner of an enterprise project, the Project Owner or someone with edit access to the project schedule will need to log into Project Web Access (PWA) and update the Owner Read more about How to update the Status Manager of an Enterprise Project when using Project Server 2013[…]