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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[…]

Copying 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 COPY AN Read more about Copying 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[…]

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[…]

Setting Up Auto-Approval Rules for Task Updates in Project Server/Online

The benefits of the Project Online ‘Approval Center’ include the ability to preview submitted task updates, accept updates and establish auto-approval rules to more efficiently manage your projects.

3 Essential Steps to Prepare for an Agile Transformation

 Two of the most frequently used buzz words these days in the corporate world are “Agile” and “Transformation”.  But together what do they mean and why should you care?  Simply put, an Agile Transformation is the journey that an organization undertakes to reshape its thinking, mindset, and culture to adopt an Agile framework and related Read more about 3 Essential Steps to Prepare for an Agile Transformation[…]

To escalate or not to escalate … that is the question!

The project management process is based on meeting commitments, so the project team needs to be accountable and understand when to escalate when commitments are in jeopardy. Some common project discrepancies that require escalation includes, but not limited to resource conflicts, scope creep, deliverable issues, and team member confrontations.

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.