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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[…]

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[…]

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.