2016, some statistics

Hi readers, and welcome to another year!

2017, it’s going to be a great year with a lot of exciting new developments I’m sure. But let’s take a last look at 2016 and what happened on The Project Corner Blog, and with Erik van Hurck in general.

Best post, best month, best tweet

This time I would like to focus not only on a general outline of the year. But let’s take a look at some of the successes. The general outline for 2016 is excellent! in total close to 15,400 visitors and a total of more than 25,000 page visits! Continue reading 2016, some statistics

Book review: The GAO Schedule Assessment Guide

The GAO Schedule Assessment GuideAh yes, I couldn’t resist to do another book review. And best of all, you can get a free copy of this book yourself, more on that later.

This is a review for The GAO Schedule Assessment Guide. The subtitle might say it all: Best Practices for Project Schedules. Awesome, let’s take a look:

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Best tools for Project Management: Microsoft Planner

Hi Readers,

A while back, I started a series of posts about the best tools for Project Microsoft Planner Logo
Management. Since then Microsoft created new applications and I would like to take a closer look at one of them: Microsoft Planner! Or how it’s also called: Planner or Planner for Office 365.

I’ll review Planner just like I did with Excel, Project and Project Server. Here goes: Continue reading Best tools for Project Management: Microsoft Planner

A new challenge

Hi Readers,

Sorry for the radio silence the last few weeks. I’d like to post regularly but I’ve had a full agenda the last 2 months that didn’t permit me to write as frequently as I’d like. In this post I’d like to share one of the big changes that has happened. And also a heads up what’s coming and finally the winner of the book contest! But first: Continue reading A new challenge

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.

Let’s begin. Continue reading Book review: The Ultimate Application Administrator’s Guide for Project Online

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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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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