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.

What-If Scenarios add Reality to the Project Schedule

The purpose of What-If Scenarios is to adjust a project schedule’s timeline for a more favorable solution by imposing management constraints and/or changing execution variables; such as resources, implementation approach, priorities, etc.

Schedule a Resource to Work on a Holiday

Background An intriguing question was asked recently in the Project Server General Questions and Answers user forum. Although I was not the person who answered the question, I thought the question and the solution were worth sharing with you. A user stated that she had customized the Standard calendar with company holidays set up as Read more about Schedule a Resource to Work on a Holiday[…]

Gantt Chart View Corruption on a PWA Published Schedule in Microsoft Project Pro

I came across another issue with a client’s Project Server recently that was isolated to one specific project that was published on the client’s PWA environment. This client’s environment uses Project Server (PWA) 2010 and Project Pro 2010. A project schedule that was already published into PWA was opened by the PM from Project Pro. Read more about Gantt Chart View Corruption on a PWA Published Schedule in Microsoft Project Pro[…]

Be Mindful of Scope Creep

How many times have we wondered toward the end of our deadline how and when a particular change was accepted? How many times have customers felt dejected because of getting a product which they never asked for? This is not the fault of the client or the project team, the project manager, but this is what a Read more about Be Mindful of Scope Creep[…]

Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled – Part Two

Changing Existing Tasks In the part one of this blog I explained the major difference between Manually Scheduled and Auto Scheduled tasks. With tasks that have already been entered, it is still possible to switch over from Manually Scheduled to Auto Scheduled. One of the ways is by selecting the desired task and clicking on the Read more about Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled – Part Two[…]

Reaping the Benefits of a Project Scheduling Tool

How many times have you heard the saying: “garbage in is garbage out”? When wanting to benefit from the capabilities a project scheduling tool can bring, this clever phrase defiantely applies. Take for instance, the enhanced reporting features of Microsoft Project 2013. It now offers a powerful, graphical reporting platform (as opposed to the black and Read more about Reaping the Benefits of a Project Scheduling Tool[…]

Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled – Part One

Microsoft Project gives you the choice between Manually Scheduling your projects or using Microsoft’s Auto Scheduling engine. The question is, which method do you prefer? The major difference between Manually Scheduled and Auto Scheduled Tasks is that the Manually Scheduled feature enables user controlled scheduling and gives the user responsibility to track schedules on any Read more about Manually Scheduled vs Auto Scheduled – Part One[…]