Using max units in Microsoft Project

Hey readers, Here is another post for you to bite into. This post is about using Max units in Microsoft Project. And if you are not familiar with the term max units, don’t worry I’ll start with a little explanation. Here we go. Continue reading Using max units in Microsoft Project

About start dates in Microsoft Project

Hi Readers,

It’s been a busy month but here I am again with a new post. This post will be all about the different start dates Microsoft Project has to offer and what you can expect from them. We all know “start date” and most of you will be familiar with “baseline start date”. However, there are more! Hope you enjoy the post, let me know if I missed anything. I will be using MS Project professional 2013 in examples.


Just a small update, I got connected with Webucator, they created a video based on this post. Have a look here.


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About Percent Complete in Microsoft Project

Hello readers,

In this post I will take an extensive look at a set of fields that report progress in the schedule. I will have a close look at the Percentage complete entities within Microsoft Project There are % complete, % work complete fields and then there is also something called Physical % complete. In the field I get asked about the differences between the 3 fields on a regular basis. This post will help clear up some of the confusion, I hope.

March 2016 update ——————
Raphael Santos, Consultant at Sensei Project Solutions, is kind enough to provide a translated version of this post in Portuguese. Here is the link: http://www.raphael-santos.net/2016/03/campos-de-percentual-concluido-do-Microsoft-Project.html.

@Raphael; thanks man!
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Featured on The Microsoft Project Podcast

Hi readers,

Have you ever wondered “what does that Van Hurck guy actually sound like?”. Well fear not, I recently got a LinkedIn message from Prasanna Adavi:

“I wanted to invite you to be a guest for an episode on MS Project Podcast. Do you think you can do it?” Continue reading Featured on The Microsoft Project Podcast

Book review: Proactive PPM with Microsoft Project 2013

Proactive PPM with Microsoft Project 2013Finally I got to it. Another book review on Project Server and this time even Project Online! I met the guys at Sensei Project Solutions at the Project Conference in Anaheim. They are a great source of Project Server information, I followed a number of their presentations and also talked to the author of the book; Kenneth Steiness.

Microsoft also acknowledges the company by making it partner of the year 2014. Congratulations guys!

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I have added some free content related to the book on the TPC_OneDrive, go have a look, and read the “read me” file please.

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The Project conference 2014 series

Hi readers,

I think I am not done yet with the Project conference 2014. Which was in February 2014. There was so many content that I am still working out the “aftermath weekend posts” and then there are the great meetings I had with TPG, Sensei Project Solutions, Projectum, FluentPro, EPMA, and i2e consulting. Continue reading The Project conference 2014 series

A Microsoft Project quick win post “fixing a task that doesn’t move”

Hi readers,

I would just like to share a quick post with you that is closely related to Flaw 1 in my series on incorrect use of Microsoft Project stand alone version. What I want to do here is a quick win post: One that you can read in 5 minutes, but makes your live a lot easier afterwards.

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Project conference -aftermath weekend part 2

Hi readers,

This will be the last Project Conference aftermath weekend post, all video’s are posted on the Channel 9 website. So be sure to download and view any video’s that are of interest to you. The last post on the Project Conference will be about 2 level 400 video’s I watched and couldn’t leave undiscussed. Also I would like to give you a heads-up on some book reviews that will be coming this year. Continue reading Project conference -aftermath weekend part 2

Project conference – aftermath weekend part 1

Hi readers,

I love the “myPC” tool that Microsoft used to evaluate and present the sessions. Attendees can add a session to their calander and share it with other attendees and even schedule meetings (like I did with Cindy Lewis).

Further more,
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Project Conference – day 2 and wrapping up

First: a lesson I learned about blogging. Don’t promise a post a day if you can’t deliver. I’m sorry, day 2 was a very busy day that ended with a Technical Engineer singing Britney Spears’ “baby hit me one more time”. But I’m getting ahead on myself. Let’s start with Tuesday: So I actually did the run that was an idea by Jacques Goupil and PPM works. Well to be honest I did the short round. But it felt great to be running again. Continue reading Project Conference – day 2 and wrapping up