The Project Virtual Conference: A conference like no other

Hi readers,

This post will grow as time passes, in it I will share information I find interesting about the upcoming event. For those of you that are not aware: there is a virtual conference coming up! Entirely related to Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online. Have a look at the official site here, and don’t forget to sign up, it’s free!

The Project Virtual Conference 2015 #ProjVConf

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About Earned Value Management

The Earned Value Report, about earned value managementHello readers,

By popular demand I write this post about a very interesting and already well documented technique within Project Management; called Earned Value Management or EVM for short. In the post I will focus on EVM in combination of Microsoft Project, Project Server and Project Online, because that’s what this blog is all about. Continue reading About Earned Value Management

The Project Group partner training

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I just got back from Germany and wanted to share a little bit of what I learned on a 3 day training with good friends and JSR partner TPG The Project Group.


Update: 23-10-2016. Although I no longer work at JSR, this is a nice reference case for the work I’ve done at the company. Please find more information about my new engagement here.


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Best tools for project management: Project Server

In this final post in the best tools for project management series I will take a close look at the Microsoft flagship; Project and Portfolio Management or PPM. This product comes in two variations: Project Server and Project Online, more on the difference between the two later. Earlier posts were about Excel, and Microsoft Project Professional. Continue reading Best tools for project management: Project Server

What are the best tools for project management?

This is the introductory post of a three part series. In it I will give my view on what (Microsoft) product matches your expectations on Project Management software. I will include my own experience and links to Microsoft pages or other blogs to give you a complete overview.


Edition 26-10-2016: I did another review, this time for Microsoft Planner. Please find the link in the list below.


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Introducing the free TPC OneDrive

Exciting news! I have just created an outlook e-mail address. And (you may be aware of this) Microsoft provides every outlook.com user with a OneDrive file share with 5 GB of free storage. I call it the TPC OneDrive (TPC as in The Project Corner of course).

TPC OneDrive cloud storage

 

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Build custom bar styles in Project Center using Project Server and Project Online

Hi there,

Creating custom bar styles for a schedule brings out the artist in us. I have seen schedules that would make a Rainbow jealous (more on that later). Creating a bar style on the project center view however, is not easy. It could be very useful, because it can show the phases of a project without the need to open that schedule. Ideal for portfolio managers or PMO members.

This is a Do it Yourself post on how to achieve a Project Center view with phase colors. It can be applied for Project Server 2010, 2013 and Project Online. I could say it works for 2007 as well, but I have not been able to test this theory. All examples shown are created within Project Online.

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Guillaume Rouyre, a Project MVP with his personal blog took the concepts in this post to add his twist to the solution. Take a look at the post, I’m sure you will like it: Click here.

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When worlds collide, Power BI and Project Online

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A short post this time. Just some weeks ago I got my own Project Online Tennent, very cool! And not only that, JSR also activated Power BI in the office. Now these are two very powerfull and usefull tools to have at your company. However, there is a little “Easter egg” or “mix up” hidden in the Project Online environment once you get both tools. But first a little introduction.

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Microsoft has released their content pack for Project Online! A great start for a dashboard to suite any organization. If you want to know more, please have a look at Pauls post on the release.

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Using units instead of the resource calendar

Hi Readers, This is it, the third (and final?) post related to Max. Units in Microsoft Project. I wrote two posts already that can be accessed through these links: Post 1 and post 2. This is a Do it Yourself post and will teach you how to use Max. Units correctly in the situation where you want to accurately portray the resource availability, but don’t care about specific days off or non project work. I frequently use this method at municipals or companies that do high level capacity management. Continue reading Using units instead of the resource calendar