How Complicated Does a Project Schedule Need to Be?

I have given Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server training classes to various clients from a variety of backgrounds; from power plant engineers scheduling planned outages to educational personnel running projects for local school districts. There is always a common question that is running through the minds of the trainees: What level of detail is Read more about How Complicated Does a Project Schedule Need to Be?[…]

Assigning Cost Resources to Tasks in Microsoft Project

Assigning cost resources to a task and tracking them is quite tricky in Microsoft Project. If you add a Work resource and a Cost resource to the same task, updating the percent completes only updates the cost of the Work resource. Let’s take a look. I have here a ‘Training’ task, assigned to Tom Henry Read more about Assigning Cost Resources to Tasks in Microsoft Project[…]

Shortcut to the Open Project Dialog box in Project Pro 2013

Many of us are always looking for shortcuts. This one won’t save you a mouse click but will save you a little time, especially when using the mouse on your laptop. For those who like it Short & Sweet here’s the tip:           Double Click on the Account Profile to open the Open Project Dialog Read more about Shortcut to the Open Project Dialog box in Project Pro 2013[…]

Assigning Resources in Microsoft Project

Within Microsoft Project there are various ways to assign resources to tasks within a project schedule. In my opinion there is no right way to assign resources. However, using the right method will allow you to assign resources and plan the assignment correctly and efficiently. I am going to discuss three methods of assigning resources Read more about Assigning Resources in Microsoft Project[…]

Customizing Project Site Template in Project Server 2013

In my previous post, I talked about adding a PWA Home link to all project sites, to make the navigation easier for users migrating from previous versions of Project Server. In order to make this a system wide change, it makes sense to make it part of the Custom project site template. Since none of Read more about Customizing Project Site Template in Project Server 2013[…]

Project Management Institute Houston Conference & Expo 2013: EPMA to be Platinum Sponsor

EPMA announced today that it will be a 3rd year Platinum Sponsor for the Houston PMI Conference & Expo from June 3 – 5, 2013. The 2013 PMI Conference & Expo slogan is “Leading the Way” and they plan to change things up from the past. This year the conference will allow attendees  to earn over 20 PDUs and features Read more about Project Management Institute Houston Conference & Expo 2013: EPMA to be Platinum Sponsor[…]

Project Site Navigation in Project Server 2013

I really like the close knit integration than ever between PWA and project sites now in Project Server 2013. However, one of the minor annoyances I found when using Project Server 2013, was that when in a Project Site, there is no easy way to get back to PWA Home Page. One way around this Read more about Project Site Navigation in Project Server 2013[…]

More Speaking… More Project…

Looks like the months of May and June are going to be busy. Just wanted to let you know about couple more speaking engagements coming up, where I will be talking about Project and Project Server 2013. If you happen to be at any of these events, please do come up and say Hi. Would Read more about More Speaking… More Project…[…]