How to View When a Task Was Added to a Microsoft Project Schedule

The built-in ‘Created’ field can quickly display when (date and time) a task was originally added to a Microsoft Project Schedule. Surprisingly, this hidden gem is not exposed in any built-in Microsoft Project tables, but you can easily add it to any Task table to see when each task was added to the project. This Read more about How to View When a Task Was Added to a Microsoft Project Schedule[…]

Error: Project was unable to establish a connection with

Today I want to give you a tip on a common error you may encounter when acting as a delegate. Acting as a delegate is a useful tool for Project Manager & Resource Managers but can cause some confusion for those who don’t use the feature very often. I’ll confess I chose this topic is because it occasionally happens to Read more about Error: Project was unable to establish a connection with[…]

Communication – Why is it so hard? (Part 1)

Have you ever read chapter 10 of the Project Management Book of Knowledge?  If not, I would recommend reading it because there is some really good information in there.  It talks about planning, what method you could use to communicate and when to communicate.  It talks about distributing the message and the communication model (Encode, Read more about Communication – Why is it so hard? (Part 1)[…]

Microsoft Project Server 2013 – Delegated Timesheet

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes? Microsoft introduced a new feature to Project Server 2010, called “Delegate” which lets you experience the proverbial “walking in someone else’s shoe”, and enables you to see what they see, feel what they feel…maybe I’m going too far with this! Jessica Carlisle, Read more about Microsoft Project Server 2013 – Delegated Timesheet[…]

Winter is coming.. with more Project..

To borrow a line from the “Game of Thrones”, Winter is coming… However, in this context with a lot of MS Project Knowledge going around.. Just wanted to quickly list all my upcoming speaking engagements. If you get a chance, would love to see/meet you all at one of these presentations. Dates Event/Organization Topic Sep Read more about Winter is coming.. with more Project..[…]

How to close tasks to update in Project Server 2013

In Project Server 2010, project managers used the ‘close task to update’ feature to stop team members from recording time against certain tasks. But in Project Server 2013, Microsoft has got rid of the ‘Close Task to Update’ – In Project Server 2013, Microsoft has introduced the Locked field which essentially behaves the same way Read more about How to close tasks to update in Project Server 2013[…]

Microsoft PPM 2013 Project Sites: Adding a ‘PWA Home’ link to the ‘Global Navigation’ bar

 Many of you have probably noticed that once you are on a project site there is no intuitive or easy way to return back to PWA; most users resort to pressing the back button until they return to PWA. That approach works if you haven’t clicked around much but if you went through everything on Read more about Microsoft PPM 2013 Project Sites: Adding a ‘PWA Home’ link to the ‘Global Navigation’ bar[…]

Team Planner fixed in Project 2013!

The Team Planner view was introduced in Microsoft Project Professional 2010, (it’s not available in Project Standard). This view allows a user to visualize assignments within a project schedule and is particularly useful for visualizing overallocations within your project team. Last week while teaching our ‘EPMA 100’ – Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 2013 course, Read more about Team Planner fixed in Project 2013![…]