Hello reader! Welcome to The Project Corner, or how I have started calling it in more recent articles and video’s: TPC.
What originally started out as a blog related to Microsoft Project and Project Server grew into a place for me to discuss anything related to Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management. This includes much more than just those two applications and even extends beyond this WordPress blog that you are now on.
One of my readers requested a place to find all the best content related to TPC. And this article is my attempt to provide such a place.
More than “just a blog”
The first article ever published was on the 30th of August 2013. And after almost a decade of blogging on a regular basis, there are 150+ articles on the site.
And that’s just the blog.
In 2015 I gathered all the content I created for the blog and created a new Outlook account that has a OneDrive storage. There is a free section that contains a large portion of free Project related content. And there is a subscribers section. The subscribtion is tied to a newsletter I started in 2017, now serving well over 900 people on a regular basis.
And in April 2018 I published my first video on the TPC YouTube Channel. Which is now my main outlet of content, closing in on 90 video’s already!
Return topics, that grew into categories
Over the years, a couple topics kept returning. As a consultant I need to keep my knowledge up to date. Which meant that I’d read books regarding Project Server, Resource Management and all things related. And when you read a book, and have a blog… why not write a review, right? This turned into the book reviews category.
Sometimes I would stumble on a topic that required a deep dive analysis. Which would turn into an article that contains all the content I could find on the topic as well as my personal experiences. These are the “About” articles.
I am fully aware that I’m not the only voice in the Microsoft PPM ecosystem. And I’ve been lucky enough to have met some of my personal hero’s. I colaborated with a couple of them on this Blog (and others). These turned into Guest posts.
And I’m taking much interest regarding the Power Platform, and my articles related to Power Apps I dubbed “Power Apps Baby steps”. And even though there isn’t a lot there yet, I believe this will be a big part of the future in regards to the TPC blog.
The top 5 on The Project Corner blog
When looking at the top 5 articles on the TPC blog I like to look at last years stats. With over 150+ articles I think I can be a little picky regarding the content that’s “ever green” and these 5 articles fit that bill perfectly.
|#||Article name and link||# visits in 2021|
|1||3 favorite Microsoft Project reports||5,782|
|2||What does Effort Driven do in Microsoft Project?||2,928|
|3||About Percent Complete in Microsoft Project||2,533|
|4||Backwards scheduling vs Deadlines||2,384|
|5||Creating a risk matrix Power BI report for Project Online||1,716|
Apart from these ever green top articles I just wanted to take another moment of your time to guide you to the last article which I wrote:
This post discusses a couple of great feature release suggestions for Microsoft’s Project for the web. It would be great if you could vote for any of these features.
The top 5 on The Project Corner vlog (YouTube)
Ever green is more difficult to achieve in the video content situation I believe. But one of my early video’s is still doing remarkably well in terms of return visitors. Because I can’t share any of the total visitors / watch hours in this section I’ll just post the top 5 (and you should just take my word for it 🙂 ).
|#||Video name and link|
|1||GANTT chart visuals in Power BI|
|2||3 additional Power BI GANTT charts|
|3||Creating a Risk matrix in Power BI for Project Online|
|4||Timeline visuals in Power BI|
|5||How to connect Microsoft Teams to Project Online|
And just like with the blog, here’s a little love for my latest video, exploring calendar custom visuals in Power BI:
The top 5 on MPUG
The Microsoft Project User Group is a global community with a lot of contributors and monthly content.
I have been a contributor myself for a couple of years, and the contributions range from articles to webinars. And even a colaborative article with author Eric Uyttewaal. I don’t yet have actual numbers, so here are my favorite 5 contributions.
|#||Article name and link|
|1||The Innovative PPM World – How Microsoft is Changing the Project Management Game (webinar)|
|2||Mastering Microsoft Project Visualization (3 part webinar course)|
|3||Common Issues in Project Management #3: Micromanaging the Team|
|4||8 Tips for Introducing Project 2016 into Your Organization (fits later versions as well)|
|5||5 Things to Know about Microsoft Project Baselines|
And the latest MPUG entry I have been a part of is this webinar regarding 3 tips to Power Automate your Project Management work.
Thank you for reading! I hope you will return to TPC and keep learning, together with me, everything there is to know about Microsofts Project and Portfolio Management applications.