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Virtual Project Teams: 8 Keys to Success

Digital transformation and ever-improving technology allow project teams to work and collaborate virtually.  More and more we find non-co-located teams  communicating between different cities, states, countries or even overseas.  And corporations realize the benefit of embracing the virtual team concept to effectively access a broader resource pool. As the distance increases, the communication challenges also Read more about Virtual Project Teams: 8 Keys to Success[…]

Project Status App

Project Server/Project Online Project Status Report App

Project Server/Project Online is a great tool for managing a portfolio of projects. For Executives, the PMO and Project Managers, having one place to view overall project status is an excellent feature. However, the out of box views are limited and do not provide all the information you may be looking for in a format Read more about Project Server/Project Online Project Status Report App[…]

Bad News Bear(er)s Part 1: How to react when faced with a critical project problem

There is always a sense of satisfaction when you complete a project, especially when it is a very successful project. However, as we know all too well, there will be problems. It is not a matter of if, but when. We must prepare as much as we can so that when an unforeseen event sets Read more about Bad News Bear(er)s Part 1: How to react when faced with a critical project problem[…]

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Risk Management (Part 1)

What is Risk Project risk is defined by The Project Management Institute as, “an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on a project’s objectives.” All projects involve risks, which leaders must evaluate and manage. To do this, it is necessary to identify  risks and mitigate them, to ensure Read more about Risk Management (Part 1)[…]

DLR Policy Tips

DLP Policy Tips Now work with SharePoint Online

Microsoft introduced this feature back in May 2017…the consistent, coherent sharing experience across the Web and desktop. These improvements allow users to share Office 365 files directly from the file explorer. Microsoft made these updates to provide a simple way to share files internally and externally while retaining the same level of security. Making the file Read more about DLP Policy Tips Now work with SharePoint Online[…]

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 reports 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[…]