How to Build Reports Using OData Feeds

In this video you will learn how to build reports in Microsoft Project Server using odata feeds. Interested in how EPMA can help you with custom reporting? Contact us today at 713.400.9200 or [email protected] Thanks for watching! Please feel free to leave comments below or check out our other blogs on Microsoft Project, Project Server, Read more about How to Build Reports Using OData Feeds[…]

Updating a Project Baseline

A project schedule is baselined to lock in the original plan. However, projects don’t always track to the baseline and it becomes necessary to re-baseline the schedule. Any further changes to a baselined schedule have to be approved from senior managers and stakeholders. A baselined schedule is generally re-baselined when the project undergoes major changes. Read more about Updating a Project Baseline[…]

Highlight Vs. Filter in Microsoft Project 2013

Project schedules should be updated regluarly and when you do that, it’s important to know the difference between the Highlight and Filter feature in Microsoft Project. For example, you’re updating a project with 100 tasks. You want to quickly see what the overdue tasks are to address them first, so you set the Status Date and use the Read more about Highlight Vs. Filter in Microsoft Project 2013[…]

How to Customize your Own View in Microsoft Project 2013

One of the questions I often get from clients I have worked with is “How do I customize my own view?” What I do, is to walk them through the following steps on how to customize their own view in Microsoft Project Pro 2013. 1. Click the Task tab to display the Task Ribbon. Notice that the Read more about How to Customize your Own View in Microsoft Project 2013[…]

Why are my Finish Dates Changing on my Fixed Duration Tasks?

Many project managers who’ve previously worked in a Primavera environment, but who are now operating in a Microsoft Project Server system, like to use Fixed Duration tasks because their behavior is more like the behavior of tasks in Primavera. However, many project managers also assume that if a task is a Fixed Duration task, then Read more about Why are my Finish Dates Changing on my Fixed Duration Tasks?[…]

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[…]

Using Flag Fields to Automatically Format Gantt Bar Colors

Background A common request in the Microsoft Project user forum is to format the colors of Gantt bars automatically based on who is assigned to each task. For example, I want the Gantt bars for tasks assigned to the project manager to be formatted with the green color, while I want the Gantt bars for Read more about Using Flag Fields to Automatically Format Gantt Bar Colors[…]

Getting an Error when Using ‘Add Yourself to a Task’ Timesheet Option in PWA?

I recently came across a unique scenario with a recent client and wanted to share this experience…   This client is using Project Server 2010 and wanted to enable the ‘Add Yourself to a Task’ (Self-Assignment) functionality in Timesheets for a group of resources. The client wanted to allow resources to self-assign tasks to their Read more about Getting an Error when Using ‘Add Yourself to a Task’ Timesheet Option in PWA?[…]