How Can I Trust You to Manage a One Million Dollar Project if You Cannot Manage a One-Hour Meeting?

Effectively managing a project requires — among other things — the ability to be organized and make the most effective use of people’s time. It also requires the respect of your project team… which you can quickly lose if you cannot run an effective project team meeting. If you have access to Project and Portfolio Read more about How Can I Trust You to Manage a One Million Dollar Project if You Cannot Manage a One-Hour Meeting?[…]

Enable Promoted Links for Graphical Navigation in the Project Server Business Intelligence Center

The Promoted Links app in SharePoint 2013 is a great way to graphically display a list of animated navigation tiles, similar to the tiles that appear on the PWA home page: You can use the Promoted Links app to add your own animated graphical navigation tiles to the PWA home page, Project Sites, or even Read more about Enable Promoted Links for Graphical Navigation in the Project Server Business Intelligence Center[…]

Service Pack 1 Now Available for Microsoft Office 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint 2013

Microsoft announced today on the Office Updates blog that Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Project 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint 2013: http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/02/25/announcing-the-release-of-service-pack-1-for-office-2013-and-sharepoint-2013.aspx They provide instructions and links to obtain SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center, as well as more detailed information describing the types of updates included for each Read more about Service Pack 1 Now Available for Microsoft Office 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint 2013[…]

Link Microsoft Project Site Artifacts to One Another by Enabling Related Items

In Microsoft Project Server, we have had the ability to link project-related artifacts such as documents, issues, and risks to project tasks and to one another for quite some time. What if we want to add more types of artifacts to our Project Sites, such as team contacts, change requests, action items, and link them Read more about Link Microsoft Project Site Artifacts to One Another by Enabling Related Items[…]

Microsoft Project Site Quick Trick: Naming New Lists and Libraries

If you use Microsoft Project Server, Project Online, or SharePoint for managing projects and you have privileges to customize a Project Site, then you can supplement any built-in list or library repositories (such as risks and issues) with your own custom repositories, such as project team contact information, project change requests, or project action items Read more about Microsoft Project Site Quick Trick: Naming New Lists and Libraries[…]

SSRS REPORTS ERROR WHEN LARGE NUMBER OF PARAMETERS ARE PASSED

Today we will be talking about a nasty error message that you may encounter when running certain SSRS reports that have a big list of multi choices parameters or a lot of parameters. That error message will might say something like Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object or in Read more about SSRS REPORTS ERROR WHEN LARGE NUMBER OF PARAMETERS ARE PASSED[…]

Capturing Performance Counters for SharePoint and Project Server into the Logging Database (Part 2)

Last Blog, I have showed you how to setup the performance counters for Project Server and SharePoint to start recording into the SharePoint Logging database. Today, I will walk you through how to query the data in the Logging DB to extract the performance counters and their values. The new Performance Counters we created last Read more about Capturing Performance Counters for SharePoint and Project Server into the Logging Database (Part 2)[…]

Microsoft PPM 2013 Project Sites: Manipulating the Quick Launch Menu

When using Microsoft Project Server you get very familiar with the Quick Launch Menu. This menu runs along the left side of the screen and contains links to all of the “frequently used” pages within PWA. Some of the standards links would be Project, Tasks, Timesheet, Resource, etc. Most of these links will prove useful Read more about Microsoft PPM 2013 Project Sites: Manipulating the Quick Launch Menu[…]