Driving Predecessors

Driving Predecessors in MS Project

Do you have a project schedule with over a thousand lines? Are you spending a lot of time trying to determine why a certain activity is being delayed according to your plan? In MS Project, a predecessor is defined as a task which drives its successor task before it can start or finish. When scheduling Read more about Driving Predecessors in MS Project[…]

Project Online Custom Development

Understanding Project Online Custom Development Options

Project Online has three online API sets: Client-side Object Model (CSOM), JavaScript Object Model (JSOM), and Representational State Transfer (REST). The .NET CSOM implementation is the preferred interface when developing Windows applications that interact with Project Online tenants. Typical environments for user-centric applications include Windows desktops and Microsoft Surface devices. Back-end applications written with .NET Read more about Understanding Project Online Custom Development Options[…]

MS Project Milestone Table

How to Leverage Milestone Tables in MS Project

MS Project Timelines are a great way to display the project schedule at a milestone level.  Timelines provide important project status reports and information to management, however they often lack historical information about the milestones.  How do the current milestones compare to the baseline milestones?  How much did the milestone shift from the last time Read more about How to Leverage Milestone Tables in MS Project[…]

Physical % Complete in MS Project

  So, you recently stumbled upon a field called Physical % Complete in MS Project and you are now confused about what this field means and how it relates to the progress of your project. You also found out that a 100% value in this field does not complete the task/milestone. Let me answer your Read more about Physical % Complete in MS Project[…]

Contingency Plan

How to Leverage Contingency in Your Project Schedule

Do you ever get the feeling that Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Law, invites himself to every project?  Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, so it’s important to anticipate high-risk areas and determine what buffer can be applied to ensure the project is on time and on budget.  One way of doing this is Read more about How to Leverage Contingency in Your Project Schedule[…]

5 Quick Tips to Help You Write Better Blogs

The key to a writing a successful blog post is to inform readers about a topic, and position EPMA and the author as thought leaders. You cannot do this if people leave the site right after they land on it. I will share five tips that will have an immediate impact on creating better blog Read more about 5 Quick Tips to Help You Write Better Blogs[…]

Online test

Microsoft Online Proctored Exam Experience

When I decided to take my first MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) exam, there was a decision to make. I could either make a reservation to take the test at an exam center or take it with an online proctored option at my home/office. Being unfamiliar with online proctored exam concept, I spent a couple of Read more about Microsoft Online Proctored Exam Experience[…]