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My Ideas, Tips and Tricks about Enterprise Project Portfolio Management using Microsoft technologies


Prasanna Adavi

Happy New Year! and What’s coming in 2016!

Well, it is already the third week of the month, in the new year. By now, I guess everybody is back from their holidays, vacations etc., and back in their daily routine. Nevertheless, it is never too late to wish… Continue Reading →

Project Virtual Conference–An incredible adventure!

Exactly one week ago, Oct 22, 2015, Thursday AM, I was in a literal panic mode! The conference was about start in half an hour and the changes we made to the site to allow users to start logging into… Continue Reading →

Announcing Project Virtual Conference 2015!

I am extremely pleased to announce Project Virtual Conference 2015,the first ever virtual, 24 hour event that is focused on using Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online. Click on the link above to see the details about the event…. Continue Reading →

The Power of Resource Engagements – Project Online

If you have not been closely following MS Ignite 2015, there is a chance you missed one of the key feature announcements, which is that Project Online is going to get a new feature called Resource Engagements. This, in my… Continue Reading →

Milestone Payments Tracking with Project 2013

Milestone Payments are a very common scenario in Fixed Price Contracts, where a certain portion of agreed contract price is paid upon achieving the pre-agreed milestones. Generally, this is tracked as a Fixed Cost at the Milestone Level, or Cost… Continue Reading →

Tip: Make use of Timesheets feature for Vacation Tracking

This blog post, is about a topic that seems to be as widely known, as it is unknown. So, you are using Project Server (or Project Online), but not using Timesheets at all for logging progress and time tracking? That… Continue Reading →

10 Tips to troubleshoot your Project Server 2013 Performance – Curah!

I have intended to look into Curah!, a curating service from Microsoft, since a long time, and finally got in one curation.   For those who do not know about Curah!, it is a way to consolidate all the information… Continue Reading →

Automating the Check-In of projects checked out for too long with #Nintex

One of the most common system governance items for Project Server Admins is the handling of the projects that have been checked out for too long. I have discussed the reasons why projects need to be checked in timely, here…. Continue Reading →

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Just a quick post about couple of speaking engagements, that I have coming up. April 17-18, 2015: PMI Baltimore Professional Development Event I will be presenting at PMI Baltimore on April 18th, on the following two topics:   Killer Reports… Continue Reading →

Tip: Access Project Site from Project Pro

As you can see from my previous post, I am currently obsessed with easier ways of navigation across the system in Project Server 2013/Project Online. So, here goes one more tip in that same vein.   I am surprised, as… Continue Reading →

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