UserVoice #4: Make Start and finish dates Read only

Hi reader,

Have you ever worked on a schedule and got the idea that Microsoft just loves to put blue calendar icon’s in front of every task you create? What’s up with that? Well, you created “soft constraints” on every task by manually entering a start or finish date.

For that reason Tom Henry, a person we might know for his blog and video contributions, started a UserVoice item to make Start and Finish dates read only.

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The Minimum Viable Project (MVP)

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I would like to introduce an acronym to everyone. This acronym pops up in a lot of different versions and I would like to add one to the bunch. I’m talking about the MVP. Product managers and entrepreneurs might know it as the Minimum Viable Product, Microsoft consultants/enthusiasts might know it as the Most Valuable Professional. And I would like to provide a new one for an MVP:

Minimum Valuable Project (schedule)

The Minimum Valuable Project (schedule) is a MS Project schedule that has a number of criteria checked to be of any use to a Project Manager.

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Connecting the islands with Project Roadmaps

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Tracking GanttDuring Ignite 2018 a lot was announced, in the previous post I even called it the big change. One of the biggest things that’s coming soon is called Project Roadmaps. And in this post I would like to shed some light on what the new feature is and what we can expect from it. Continue reading Connecting the islands with Project Roadmaps

Ignite 2018, the big change!

Hi Reader,

Change is in the air! That’s at least how I feel after reading up on all the things that were announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2018 event. I’m still wrapping my head around all that has been announced, but I also wanted to give you some insights on what will change for The Project Corner.

Microsoft mission for Project. Teams work the way they want, Executives get the results they need. Ignite 2018

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UserVoice #3: Provide support for backup and restore of a single project

Hi Readers,

I’m so very happy! And it should come as no surprise to you if you are a LinkedIn connection or know anything about me. I’ll tell you why I’m happy:

I’m an MVP! 

This basically means that I would need to change my UserVoice series a little bit by stating that I’m reaching out to my fellow MVP’s in the Project and Portfolio Management space. Today, we have Guillaume Rouyre as a guest MVP. He wanted us to take a closer look at the UserVoice item:

Provide support for backup and restore of a single project

And just like many great ideas on the UserVoice for MS Project… This one has been on the site for quite some time, Feb 9, 2016! to be exact.

As of September 2018: There have been 204 votes and 13 comments on this item. Let’s increase it and start voting for this to come to Project Online. Continue reading UserVoice #3: Provide support for backup and restore of a single project

The 5 Biggest Project Management Trends Shaping 2018 – Guest post

Hi reader!

And welcome to another Guest Post. It has been a while since I did one of these (or let someone do one of these). And Ashley from The Blog Frog came with an interesting offer that I just couldn’t refuse.

The Blog Frog is a website that gathers influential bloggers and puts them in categories for people to easily find the right Subject Mater Expert. Ashley found my blog and credited it as being a influencer, you see kids: flattery will get you noticed ;-).  Continue reading The 5 Biggest Project Management Trends Shaping 2018 – Guest post

What does Effort Driven do in Microsoft Project?

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Have you ever worked on a schedule and, when adding resources, wondered about this small little checkbox called “effort driven”? It’s a small checkbox that’s not always as visible as you might want it to be. And it has massive effects on a schedule.

This post discusses the effects of the Effort driven option.

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Creating a risk matrix Power BI report for Project Online

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Welcome to a first mixed effort for The Project Corner! You might already know I have a YouTube channel, in it I share how to guides and reporting magic. This article is a support article to the video I created recently. In this video I share a “easy” method to create a risk matrix report for Project Online.

Here is the embedded feed for the video:

A prerequisite for this is the Power BI content pack for Project Online. You can find more about this content pack here.

Let’s dive into the actions that are shown on the video. Continue reading Creating a risk matrix Power BI report for Project Online

UserVoice #2: Open multiple instances of Project

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Let’s make a change. Let’s improve on Microsoft Project. Let’s take another look at the Microsoft Project UserVoice and an interesting item to get on top of the product group in Redmond. This item was requested by Joe in a comment on the last UserVoice article I did, related to baseline labels.

This blog post is related to the ability to open MS Project in multiple instances:

Open MS Project in Multiple instances

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Book review: Forecasting Programs

Hi reader,

By now, if you are a frequent visitor of TPC, you will know that I will occasionally pick up a textbook on project server/online & project management. You might also recognize Eric Uyttewaals trademark when reading a title that starts with “Forecasting…”.

This is another book review, and it’s a little bit special because I helped write one of the chapters! The title of the book: Forecasting Programs.

Acknowledgements page Forecasting Programs

How cool is that right? Continue reading Book review: Forecasting Programs