Status Reports: Form of Communication 1

When managing a project, one of the most important things to do is establish communication.  Communication is one of the biggest factors that can make or break your project and your project management career.  While a project can have many risks and issues affecting it, a project still has the potential of closing successfully.  However, if Read more about Status Reports: Form of Communication 1[…]

Baby Steps to a Successful PPM Implementation

I have been working in the Project and Portfolio Management realm for a number of years now. Over the years I have seen clients run projects in numerous industries ranging from Financial Institutions in London to Oil & Gas Companies in Houston. I have seen many failed implementations where people have hired a bunch of Read more about Baby Steps to a Successful PPM Implementation[…]

Capturing Project Data Snapshot with Nintex Workflow

One of the common requirements of many organizations is take a snapshot of the project data during the lifecycle of a project, at a certain approval point. This data can then be used for many purposes as to develop reports like Current Vs. Actual, Trend Analysis, Lessons learned analysis and so on. I decided in Read more about Capturing Project Data Snapshot with Nintex Workflow[…]

Locking Custom Fields on PDP in Project server 2013 using jQuery

Sometimes in Project Server we have a requirement to make a custom field read only after a value was provided. A good example will be changing a project a custom Project ID field after approval. Now, if you have a Workflow implemented in Project Server, this will be controlled by the workflow. However, in our Read more about Locking Custom Fields on PDP in Project server 2013 using jQuery[…]

Updating Project Progress

I have worked with Project Managers from various backgrounds that have used all kinds of technologies to create project schedules no matter what their background or technology expertise is they always have the same questions: “What level of detail do I need to go into?” “How do I update project progress once my project has Read more about Updating Project Progress[…]

Capturing Performance Counters for SharePoint and Project Server into the Logging Database (Part 2)

Last Blog, I have showed you how to setup the performance counters for Project Server and SharePoint to start recording into the SharePoint Logging database. Today, I will walk you through how to query the data in the Logging DB to extract the performance counters and their values. The new Performance Counters we created last Read more about Capturing Performance Counters for SharePoint and Project Server into the Logging Database (Part 2)[…]