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Outsourced Staffing

Why Outsourcing Your Staffing Doesn’t Work

Desperate for convenience and shorter hiring timelines, many companies use mass staffing vendors to outsource their staffing responsibilities. Unfortunately, this route causes more problems in the long run, resulting in wasted time, wasted money, and wasted opportunities. In this article, we’ll explain why outsourcing your staffing is a bigger headache than it’s worth. We’ll also Read more about Why Outsourcing Your Staffing Doesn’t Work[…]

Timephased data

Configure Rollup of Timephased Reporting Data in Project Online

Many organizations need reports that retrieve Tasks and Assignments timephased data. The problem is performance issues, especially in organizations that have a lot of Project Online reporting data. Microsoft acknowledged that not all organizations would need the timephased data to be reported by day. So they introduced an option to roll up the data on Read more about Configure Rollup of Timephased Reporting Data in Project Online[…]

Using outlook

How a PM can leverage MS Outlook to improve Planning and Scheduling

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 you, the Project Manager, to increase compliance with your team, and ultimately increase your monitor and control efficiency. Let’s look at two important weekly Monitor Read more about How a PM can leverage MS Outlook to improve Planning and Scheduling[…]

Badnewsbearers

Bad News Bear(er)s Part 2: Don’t break the client relationship

The activity we will tackle in this blog installment is how to communicate the unfortunate news to the customer. Continuing from part 1; we have come up with a course of action to recover from a ship workers’ strike that pushed our delivery out by at least 7 weeks on a critical project that the Read more about Bad News Bear(er)s Part 2: Don’t break the client relationship[…]

server admin for project online

Understanding Project Server/Project Online Add-in Permissions

If you are familiar with SharePoint Add-ins, then  you may also know about different Add-In permission request scopes available in SharePoint Server 2013/2016/Online. Here is the TechNet article that explains Add-ins permissions in SharePoint. In this article, I am going to explain different permission request scopes that are available to develop Project Server 2013/2016/Online Add-Ins. Read more about Understanding Project Server/Project Online Add-in Permissions[…]

Risk between Profit and Loss

Risk Management (Part 2)

    Now that you have an idea about what is Risk and how to manage it, as discussed in Part 1, this next part will be a FAQ around this subject with Laura Holder, one of EPMA’S Certified Senior Project Managers.     Can you please introduce yourself and explain your role as a Read more about Risk Management (Part 2)[…]