6 Critical Considerations Before Launching Microsoft Project Online

So you’re considering Microsoft Project Online… With Microsoft’s Project Online PPM tool making gains in stability, functionality, features, and popularity, I thought I’d broadcast some of my thoughts to counter recent observations I’ve picked up from my experience in the Enterprise PPM space. While I think there’s always been some tendency to regard Microsoft software Read more about 6 Critical Considerations Before Launching Microsoft Project Online[…]

Why are my Finish Dates Changing on my Fixed Duration Tasks?

Many project managers who’ve previously worked in a Primavera environment, but who are now operating in a Microsoft Project Server system, like to use Fixed Duration tasks because their behavior is more like the behavior of tasks in Primavera. However, many project managers also assume that if a task is a Fixed Duration task, then Read more about Why are my Finish Dates Changing on my Fixed Duration Tasks?[…]

How Can I Speed up my Project Costs Reports?

If you’re a Microsoft Project Server report developer, you’ve no doubt come across the issue of long running reports that look to output time-phased cost data. Things are just fine until you go and add the costs to the query; then your 3 second query turns into a minute and a half. Sure the OLAP Read more about How Can I Speed up my Project Costs Reports?[…]

Creating a default Template location in Microsoft Project 2013

You will notice that in Microsoft Project 2013 out of the box there is no Personal template folder.  If you want to use this feature you need to specify a default location for your templates to be stored.  In previous versions project files would have been stored in the templates folder associated with the Project Read more about Creating a default Template location in Microsoft Project 2013[…]

Why are some of your resource’s timesheet entries doubling in your reports?

Some of you folks who write reports for Microsoft Project Server have experienced this frustrating issue, where for some of your resources, hours they have entered into their timesheet are showing as multiples in your report result set. Why is this, as it seems it’s randomly occurring? For those who’ve not figured it out yet, Read more about Why are some of your resource’s timesheet entries doubling in your reports?[…]