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What’s Missing from Project Server 2016?

You have probably read a lot about what’s new in Project Server 2106, but it’s harder to find details about what Microsoft removed from this latest iteration of their PPM solution. So, here is a quick overview. My Tasks The My Tasks and associated Exchange Task Sync features along with the Work Management Service Application Read more about What’s Missing from Project Server 2016?[…]

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company

Many companies choose to hire consultants to establish an efficient system or process to enable desired success. We know that companies lose a significant amount of money when projects are handled ineffectively due to mismanagement, inefficient project managers etc. However, all problems are not solved miraculously by hiring a consulting company, especially one without the Read more about Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company[…]

Project Server 2016 to be Released in May 2016

Microsoft finally made the much anticipated announcement that Project Server 2016 will be officially released to consumers this coming May. Now you may or may not already know that Project Professional 2016 and Project Pro for Office 365 (Project Online) have already been released. So what does this mean to you? EPMA has been testing Read more about Project Server 2016 to be Released in May 2016[…]

The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Managing a Project

Project management is truly a juggling act. One day you have to deal with a tough client, the next day the team members have not completed the assigned tasks, then you end each day or week having to report everything back to your manager. The dynamics of any particular project change on a daily basis, Read more about The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Managing a Project[…]

The 3 Biggest Frustrations Most PMs Face

The 3 Biggest Frustrations Most PMs Face With today’s technological advances and globalization most PMs (Project Managers) manage multiple projects in an organization. In many cases the teams are cross-functional teams and working in different time zones. Project Management is a discipline that consists of methodologies and tools to assist in successful completion of projects Read more about The 3 Biggest Frustrations Most PMs Face[…]

5 Signs it’s Time to Fire Your PPM Consultant

  5 Signs it’s Time to Fire Your PPM Consultant   I saw a meme the other day quoting Macy’s CEO, Ed Finkelstein: “A consultant is someone who takes your watch away to tell you what time it is.”  Have consultants been reduced to the same stigma as a used car salesman?  Is consulting a Read more about 5 Signs it’s Time to Fire Your PPM Consultant[…]

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[…]