Time Management

Project Server 2013 – Timesheet Approval issues?

Problem: When a Timesheet Manager tries to accept a Timesheet from the Approvals screen, and it has the following error – “A timesheet job is failed and blocking correlation in the queue. The approval item no longer exists or has already been approved.” as shown in the below screenshot. Possible Cause: There might be several Read more about Project Server 2013 – Timesheet Approval issues?[…]

Office 365 Project Time Reporter for Project Online

Ever since timesheets were introduced in Microsoft Project Server, there has always been a desire to be able to update the timesheets on the go, so as to not be tied to the computer. Think of projects in Construction Management, where most of the team members are out in the field and are unable to come back Read more about Office 365 Project Time Reporter for Project Online[…]

Resource Planning Tip for Project Pro 2013

Adding Resources to a Project Schedule in Project Pro 2013 Open Project Pro 2013 and navigate to the Resource Tab. Select Add Resource and Build Team From Enterprise. In the Build Team Dialog box chose team members on the left and use the Add button to add the resources to your project. Resources can be marked Proposed or Read more about Resource Planning Tip for Project Pro 2013[…]

Updating Project Progress

I have worked with Project Managers from various backgrounds that have used all kinds of technologies to create project schedules no matter what their background or technology expertise is they always have the same questions: “What level of detail do I need to go into?” “How do I update project progress once my project has Read more about Updating Project Progress[…]

What Does ‘Load Summary Resource Assignments’ in Microsoft Project do?

For those of you out there that connect Microsoft Project to Project Server, you have probably come across this but like many others ignored it on several occasions. When you first launch Microsoft Project, you are prompted to select which ‘Profile’ or ‘Account’ you would like to connect to. You will also notice there is Read more about What Does ‘Load Summary Resource Assignments’ in Microsoft Project do?[…]

Start and End date do not align with task duration??

Few days ago one of our client called me and said “There seems to be a bug in Microsoft Project, it is unable to calculate the correct finish date for one of my tasks.” He further added saying “I do not have any constrains or resources assigned to this task yet, but, if I manually Read more about Start and End date do not align with task duration??[…]

Leading Practices used when creating a Project Schedule – 2

  This is the second blog to a series of blogs I intend to post covering some of the most important aspects of scheduling. These are some leading practices that are applied by many seasoned Project Managers, but are often missed by someone new to the world of Project Management. These are just some of Read more about Leading Practices used when creating a Project Schedule – 2[…]

Adding %complete to Milestones in the Gantt Chart

Milestones are an important part of any project. They show important achievements in a project, which can be used to communicate high level progress to senior management. Gantt chart in Microsoft Project gives us a graphical representation of the task/project status. Tasks are represented by bars that  graphically display progress.  Milestones are represented by diamonds, Read more about Adding %complete to Milestones in the Gantt Chart[…]