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Project 2013

Back to the Basics – Project Pro Predecessors will not work

A quick back to the basics post. Recently there was a question on the TechNet forums where the user could not get his predecessors and linkages to work. I have had this same question from many other users, and the… Continue Reading →

Free edX courses for Microsoft Project and PPM available!

Just a quick post to let you all know that there are two new courses available for Microsoft Project and PPM on eDX. Managing Projects with Microsoft Project Managing Projects & Portfolios with Microsoft PPM Both the courses are available… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Trick: Add a link to Project Site from Project Center

In previous versions of Project Server, you were able to get to the Project Site from the Project Center, without actually having to open the project itself. All you had to do was highlight the project name and click on… Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Use Auto Correct to avoid special characters in Task Names

Ok, lets start-off 2015 blogging with a quick tip.   While it is not a strict “Must-Do”, it is common practice for us Project Server Consultants to try and avoid special characters in various part of the system. Read this… Continue Reading →

Enable Version Control for your Project Schedule in Project 2013 and SharePoint 2013

Many times, project managers tend to create several ‘versions’ of project schedules, before deciding which version should be the final version. If you are using MS Project 2013 ‘sync’ with SharePoint 2013 (more details here) , there is neat little… Continue Reading →

Using “Split View” to display Reports and Gantt Chart together in MS Project 2013

I am pretty sure many of you using MS Project 2013 already know this one, but I just woke up to it, and documenting it for the rest of the population. One cool thing about Reports in Project 2013 is… Continue Reading →

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