Microsoft Project Site Quick Trick: Naming New Lists and Libraries

If you use Microsoft Project Server, Project Online, or SharePoint for managing projects and you have privileges to customize a Project Site, then you can supplement any built-in list or library repositories (such as risks and issues) with your own custom repositories, such as project team contact information, project change requests, or project action items Read more about Microsoft Project Site Quick Trick: Naming New Lists and Libraries[…]

Quick Trick: Add Contrast to Make Gantt Chart Progress Bars Easier to See

Although most of the functionality is similar to older versions, Microsoft Project 2013 has a cleaner, updated look… but you may find that progress bars in a Gantt Chart are a bit more difficult to see because of the lighter colors used: We can fix that in about 30 seconds by simply changing the color Read more about Quick Trick: Add Contrast to Make Gantt Chart Progress Bars Easier to See[…]

Project Server Security Mode: Naming and Description Conventions

If you are responsible for configuring the security model for your Project Server or Project Online implementation, following are some recommended naming and description conventions for security Groups and Categories. This assumes that if you are running Project Server 2013 or Project Online, you are running the system in Project Server Security Mode — rather Read more about Project Server Security Mode: Naming and Description Conventions[…]

Can’t Hide a Field in a PWA View? Push It!

If you build custom PWA views and have the need to hide certain unnecessary fields, but cannot because they are intrinsic to the view (such as a ‘Start’ or ‘Finish’ field in a Project Task view)… push it! In older versions of PWA, we had the ability to set the width of a field in Read more about Can’t Hide a Field in a PWA View? Push It![…]

Show Start and Finish Dates with Planned and Actual Indicators

If you regularly show ‘Actual Start‘ and ‘Actual Finish‘ dates alongside ‘Start‘ and ‘Finish‘ dates in order to show what has actually happened, here is a display technique that can save you some real estate in a view or report: placing a “P” next to the date to indicate that it is still planned or Read more about Show Start and Finish Dates with Planned and Actual Indicators[…]

Doctors in Project Management Tools

Over the past few months I’ve been at one of our client’s site and have been in an Analyst role. I was tasked with helping resolve various issues users have been facing while using Microsoft Project Server 2010 as well as Microsoft Project Professional 2010. It has been a tremendous learning experience of figuring out Read more about Doctors in Project Management Tools[…]

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[…]

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[…]