Book review: The Ultimate Application Administrator’s Guide for Project Online

Book cover for The Ultimate Application Administrator's Guide for Project OnlineWelcome (back) reader, this post is an extensive book review, documenting my views and opinions on the book: The Ultimate Application Administrator’s Guide for Project Online. We have encountered the authors of the book more than once before. The guys at Sensei Project Solutions wrote multiple, high value, beautifully designed books related to the products MS Project, Project Server and Project Online.

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Book review: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

The Fast Forward MBA in Project ManagementI’ve spent the last few weeks reading the Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, a great book by Eric Verzuh who is, besides a bestselling author, the president of The Versatile Company, a firm that delivers training on project management topics to thousands of professionals every year.

This is the first best seller on the topic of Project Management I have read, and I do need to say that it is a best seller for a reason.

Reading a book about project management is a welcome sidestep from reading about the Microsoft Project and Project Online tools. This book describes processes, and methodology more than what button you should push next.  I hope you’ll like the review on: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management.

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3 favorite Microsoft Project reports

Hi Readers,

In this post I would like to share my 3 favorite Microsoft Project Reports. Be aware that these are reports created using the technology that has been available since the 2013 version of Project. If you are curious about older reports have a look at this post about “updating the visual reports“.

Microsoft Project reports - Reporting ribbon in Project Pro for office 365

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Backwards scheduling vs Deadlines

Hi readers,

Every now and then this question pops-up: “Can I schedule from the end of the project, backwards?”, or any variation of this question. Most of the time I am able to persuade the people in the training of the hardships you will endure when scheduling backwards. But then, sometimes it leaves me with this nagging feeling: Why do people keep asking this? Am I doing it wrong?

This post will explore the option of Backwards scheduling and the alternative I discuss during the training sessions. If you use backward scheduling or the alternative and would like to share your experiences please leave a comment in the comments section below.
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Happy Easter and welcome to the new Project Corner Blog!

Hi Readers, welcome to the new Project Corner Blog!

It’s me, Erik van Hurck, you might already know me from the www.evanhurck.wordpress.com blog. But from now on I’ll be writing my posts from my very own domain and website:

www.theprojectcornerblog.com

Happy Easter from the new project corner blog

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My first app for Project Pro – Sensei Schedule Analyzer (TM)

Hello Readers,

Today I would like to introduce you to a new / improved option you have with Project Pro (the Office 365 counterpart of Microsoft Project 2013/2016). Not to long ago Microsoft released a notification where in the company announces read/write possibilities for Apps!

Read Write option Apps in Project Online

With this new option I thought it high time to get my hands on an App. That being said I would like to introduce you to the Sensei Schedule Analyzer (TM). You can find it through the store in the Project tab in the ribbon, under the Add-ins group, or use this link to a direct download page.

Sensei Schedule Analyzer

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Project Server workflows, do or don’t?

Here we are again!

This is the third, and final Guest post, written by colleague and Project server workflows enthusiast Hester Blok. Stick around, because as I already mention in the first post: there is a special reason for Hester to do these guest posts on The Project Corner. Here we go with: Project Server workflows, do or don’t?

Did you say Workflows?

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Workflows for Project Server part II – Guest post

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It’s been 2 weeks, and there was a good deal of traffic coming in for the previous Workflow related guest post. Here is the second post, this time a short but very usefull one, written earlier by Hester Blok on her own blog. Here we go: Continue reading Workflows for Project Server part II – Guest post

About the Unassigned Resource

Hi readers,

This post is another very specific one, related to a strange phenomenon in Project Server reports that I wanted to dive into and solve. If you do not experience the Unassigned Resource mystery yourself, but found my blog because you are interested in Project Online (for instance) maybe these posts will be of interest to you: The book reviews, The Project Virtual Conference, The Project Corner OneDrive or the other “About posts”.

If you are experiencing the Unassigned Resource situation, you might want to stick around, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
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Workflows for project server 2013 – Guest post

For those of you that have checked the Resources page on TPC you already know this guest blogger. Hester Blok is a collegue of mine at JSR in The Netherlands, and also has a small blog on a niche subject in a niche market: Workflows for project server 2013. She has decided to stop blogging and wanted to preserve a few gems she created by adding them to The Project Corner. Without further ado, here’s Hester with “Workflows for Project Server 2013”. Continue reading Workflows for project server 2013 – Guest post