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.

How a PM can Leverage MS Outlook to Improve Team Planning & Follow Up

Do you struggle with getting your team to attend your weekly meetings or obtain a status on their action items? Sometimes leveraging a tool such as MS Outlook can assist a Project Manager to gain compliance within their team, and ultimately increase their monitor and control efficiency.

Deleting An Existing ‘Auto-Approval’ Rule

• WHO: Project Manager / Status Manager • WHERE: Project Online/Project Server PWA 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 DELETE AN EXISTING Read more about Deleting An Existing ‘Auto-Approval’ Rule[…]

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[…]

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

Project Management Under Pressure!

Issues are piling up and everyone is coming at you at once. The reality is: people make mistakes and project plans are not perfect, so you need to figure out how to deal with it now and make improvements for the future. Here are some common project management pressure situations that you may identify with and strategies to get you back on track.

Change Management vs. Project Management

Project management and change management are often confused by many. Adopting a blend of both project management and change management are often overlooked by organizations, since the value that both bring are not fully understood.