Get Your Project Out of the Ditch in 6 Steps

This blog will provide a strategy for getting the project back on track. This tried-and-true technique can be used on a project you just inherited or one of your own that has gotten away from you.

Running a Pre-Defined ‘Auto-Approval’ Rule In Project Server/Online

TO ACCESS THE ‘APPROVAL CENTER’: Access the ‘Approval Center’ by: a. Navigating to your Project Online environment. b. From the Quick Launch Menu, click the Approvals link (or ‘ ‘Approvals’ tile, if visible) to access Project Online’s ‘Approval Center’ TO MANUALLY RUN AN ‘AUTO-APPROVAL’ RULE: 2.Click the ‘Manage Rules’ button located on the ‘Navigate’ section Read more about Running a Pre-Defined ‘Auto-Approval’ Rule In Project Server/Online[…]

Creating ‘Auto-Approval’ Rules in Project Server/ Online

WHO:        Project Manager / Status Manager   WHERE:  Project Online/Project Server PWA            TO ACCESS THE ‘APPROVAL CENTER’: Access the ‘Approval Center’ by: Navigating to your Project Online environment. From the Quick Launch Menu, click the Approvals link (or ‘Approvals’ tile, if visible) to access Project Online’s ‘Approval Center’. TO CREATE AN ‘AUTO-APPROVAL’ RULE: 2. From Read more about Creating ‘Auto-Approval’ Rules in Project Server/ Online[…]

Project Management: Reactive vs. Proactive

It is important to make a distinction between reactive project managers and proactive project managers. In other words, the difference between a project manager and a great project manager. Often, project managers end up in their roles accidentally because they were good at the technical side of the project, or there was a gap that needed to be filled, or maybe just a wrong personal/professional decision. However, if you are one of the enthusiasts in this occupation, there are a lot of things that can be done to deliver results beyond the stakeholders’ expectations by being a proactive project manager.

Leveraging the Microsoft Project Organizer

The ‘Organizer’ within Microsoft Project (Standard and Professional) allows one to quickly copy various Microsoft Project objects (fields, groups, filters, calendars, tables, modules, reports, and views) from one MS Project file or Enterprise Project schedule to another

Building A Project Team

Building A Project Team with Disney Characters Building a perfect project team can be difficult. You need to ensure that all project members are on the same page and can complete their jobs. You are developing their skills and managing their day-to-day activities. Collaboration is important to any project team. I decided to build my Read more about Building A Project Team[…]

6 things you need to know about Microsoft Planner, the new work management offering from Microsoft

Microsoft announced this week that Microsoft Planner is now generally available, and all users with eligible Office 365 subscriptions will automatically see the Planner tile appear in the Office 365 app launcher when it is available for them to use. Read more While there is lot of information beginning start circulating on the Internet, we Read more about 6 things you need to know about Microsoft Planner, the new work management offering from Microsoft[…]

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company

Many companies choose to hire consultants to establish an efficient system or process to enable desired success. We know that companies lose a significant amount of money when projects are handled ineffectively due to mismanagement, inefficient project managers etc. However, all problems are not solved miraculously by hiring a consulting company, especially one without the Read more about Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company[…]