3 Reasons Team Members Disengage and How to Overcome Them

Project management is often defined as managing the scope, cost and schedule of a project. What many forget is that the triple constraints aren’t what facilitate projects to completion. It is the people behind those projects that drive the execution. How many times have you been in your weekly status meeting listening to everyone around Read more about 3 Reasons Team Members Disengage and How to Overcome Them[…]

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company

Many companies choose to hire consultants to establish an efficient system or process to enable desired success. We know that companies lose a significant amount of money when projects are handled ineffectively due to mismanagement, inefficient project managers etc. However, all problems are not solved miraculously by hiring a consulting company, especially one without the Read more about Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company[…]

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[…]

Impact of Schedule Updates on Project Health

As a scheduler, I witness first-hand how different organizations choose to monitor and track project progress through schedules. Although updating the schedules for active projects may seem trivial on regular basis, it can save organizations time and money through increase in efficiency. Developing and maintaining a schedule plays a significant part in the successful planning Read more about Impact of Schedule Updates on Project Health[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Dropping the ball when it comes to deadlines and budgets isn’t going to help you advance your career.

Projects can come your way fast and furious. You might be expected to create schedules in Microsoft Project with little or no training. As you start to explore Microsoft Project, you’ll soon discover that you have to learn new PM terms, new disciplined thinking of project management, new interface, and even be expected to have Read more about Dropping the ball when it comes to deadlines and budgets isn’t going to help you advance your career.[…]

Highlighting Changes in Microsoft Project 2013

One of the common complaints I hear with Project Pro 2013 is that once you make a change in the schedule the resulting effects are hard to see. Let’s start with why this is important and then look at how you can customize the highlighting to your liking. Microsoft Project is a scheduling tool and Read more about Highlighting Changes in Microsoft Project 2013[…]