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Timesheet Approval Tool

Project Server/Project Online Timesheet Status Report App

Timesheets in Project Server/Project Online provide great functionality where team members can submit updates on their tasks, which are then sent to their respective project manager for approval.  Once approved, progress is then automatically recorded in the project schedule. This process helps in collecting progress report on projects on a regular basis and avoids the Read more about Project Server/Project Online Timesheet Status Report App[…]

Project Server/Project Online Project Bulk Update Tool

Project Server/Project Online is an excellent tool for showing data from multiple projects. That’s what makes it so good to use when you’re working with a portfolio of projects. For anyone who has been using Project Server/Project Online, having a bulk edit capability for projects is a great thing. Typically, when there is a need Read more about Project Server/Project Online Project Bulk Update Tool[…]

Customizing Jira Workflows for Efficiency

While Jira by default comes with its built-in workflows, its real efficiency lies in its adaptability and customizability. An example of a default workflow is as follows: Similarly, JIRA creates Agile Simplified workflow templates for Scrum and Kanban Projects respectively. SCRUM KANBAN Additionally, Jira workflows can pertain to the user’s requirements. Some of the common Read more about Customizing Jira Workflows for Efficiency[…]

Good Things Happen When Waterfall and Agile Worlds Collide!

As you know in project management, there are two popular models for managing projects:  Waterfall and Agile.  There are folks in both camps that will defend their model to their last breath; pitting one against the other.  In reality, you need features from both models to successfully manage your projects, creating a hybrid Agile Waterfall Read more about Good Things Happen When Waterfall and Agile Worlds Collide![…]

Business People building relationship

BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP BUSINESS

I was always known for my gift of gab, which has gotten me in AND out of trouble my entire life. So, when I landed a job in the recruiting industry right out of college, I was able to put this gift to work and found my calling. Over 20 years later, I am now Read more about BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP BUSINESS[…]

Project site failed

Project Server/Online – Project Site creation has failed?

Problem: When you publish or save a Project, the new Project Site creation fails, and you see the following error message “Cannot attach workspace without either PWAVisibility or PWSManaged feature enabled” in the queue with Job Type as Project Site Create/Project Site Update. Possible Cause: This error can occur if a Project Site/Subsite already exists in Read more about Project Server/Online – Project Site creation has failed?[…]

Time Management

Project Server 2013 – Timesheet Approval issues?

Problem: When a Timesheet Manager tries to accept a Timesheet from the Approvals screen, and it has the following error – “A timesheet job is failed and blocking correlation in the queue. The approval item no longer exists or has already been approved.” as shown in the below screenshot. Possible Cause: There might be several Read more about Project Server 2013 – Timesheet Approval issues?[…]

Configuring SSRS 2016 in SharePoint/Project Server 2016

The process of setting up SSRS in SharePoint/Project Server 2016 integrated mode has changed a little bit when compared to earlier versions of SharePoint/Project Server. The process consists of installing SSRS on the SharePoint servers, creating SSRS service application and configuring the Reporting libraries to contain report elements. Installing SSRS 2016 on SharePoint/Project Server 2016 Read more about Configuring SSRS 2016 in SharePoint/Project Server 2016[…]