Getting Feedback from Team Members on a Project

Obtaining feedback from your team is not only valuable during project planning but also throughout the entire life span of the project.  A leading practice I share with clients and students is to use filtering along with the ‘Smart Copy and Paste’ features of Microsoft Project. These will pull out key information such as ‘Task Read more about Getting Feedback from Team Members on a Project[…]

Scheduling Constraints in Microsoft Project

In this video you will learn about scheduling constraints in Microsoft Project. Interested in how EPMA can help with your project schedules? Contact us today at 1.888.444.EPMA or [email protected] Thanks for watching! Please feel free to leave comments below or check out our other blogs on Microsoft Project, Project Server, SharePoint and Project Management Methodology. Follow Read more about Scheduling Constraints in Microsoft Project[…]

Create a Connection to Project Web App from Project Professional

In this video I explain how to create a connection from Microsoft Project Professional to a Project Server / Project Online environment.  Although this video uses Project Professional 2013, if your using Project Professional 2010 / Project Server 2010 the instructions are exactly the same.  However; you cannot connect to a Project Server 2010 environment from Project Read more about Create a Connection to Project Web App from Project Professional[…]

Switching Project Server Security Mode – Detailed Instructions

Recently, I’ve had to explain to various clients how to turn on Project Server’s Security Mode after they upgraded to Project Server 2013. In the 2013 release Microsoft decided to move the security settings for Project Server up to the SharePoint site, which means that the access permissions would be controlled at the SharePoint level. Read more about Switching Project Server Security Mode – Detailed Instructions[…]

Deleting Projects from Project Online or Project Server (PPM 2013)

This blog is relevant to any Microsoft PPM environment.  This demonstration uses Microsoft PPM 2013 but the process is exactly the same for Project Server 2010. As a PPM 2013 administrator it may become necessary from time to time to remove projects from your PPM environment.  For example, someone creates a project by mistake or Read more about Deleting Projects from Project Online or Project Server (PPM 2013)[…]

True Estimates = Efficient Projects

These past couple of weeks I have been helping a Ship Construction Company here in Houston, Texas with their schedules. Their biggest concern is the amount of inefficiencies in their ship building process, so they were analyzing each task and simply estimating the duration for each one. By doing so, they were spiraling into the Read more about True Estimates = Efficient Projects[…]

‘Just in Time’ Ordering in Microsoft Project

I have been working with a company that wanted to model their parts ordering process in a Microsoft Project schedule.  I.e. they want to order a part needed to complete a particular job.  They also want to model any lead times involved with the parts as some can take up to 3 months to arrive Read more about ‘Just in Time’ Ordering in Microsoft Project[…]

Key Causes of Project Schedule Corruption in Microsoft Project

EPMA have been getting a lot of support tickets recently from users that their schedules have become corrupted.  The most common scenario is this: “I opened up my project schedule and half of the task names are missing.” My first response is usually: “Did you have special characters in the schedule?” Their response will usually be: Read more about Key Causes of Project Schedule Corruption in Microsoft Project[…]