The VAT liable resources case

I received a question from one of the TPC newsletter members. Rob thanks for this, hope you can use this post for your question. Rob wanted to know how I would approach this situation:

With the projects I work on some costs are liable to a value added tax charge and others are not.  How do I get Project 2016 to calculate VAT on those charges to which it applies while omitting it from those which do not so that I get an accurate overall cost budget.

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About the Tracking Gantt view

Tracking GanttToday I would like to take you on a tour around one of the most useful views in the Microsoft Project Client. The view is called the Tracking Gantt and it contains vital information on the health of your project and it’s progress.  Continue reading About the Tracking Gantt view

The deal with Project Failure

Project failure iconLet’s take a moment to zoom in on a dark part of Project Management. A part where most PM’s will get nightmares or quickly look away. I’m talking about Project Failure.

To look closely at the subject I give my own opinion but I also gathered information from other great blogs, video’s and books to give you a nice overview on Project Failure. Continue reading The deal with Project Failure

What are workdays in Microsoft Project

Workday / Workdays in MS ProjectWhat are Microsoft Project workdays? What can we change, what should we change and where do we change it? This blog post will talk about what you can expect with certain changes in the workdays settings, as well as some advice on what to do and what to leave alone. Granted that some advice might not apply to your specific situation. Continue reading What are workdays in Microsoft Project

About Cost resources

Cost resources article pictureThis has been a post that has been on my mind for far too long. About cost resources is a About post that focuses on a very specific resource type you can utilize in Microsoft Project. I’m using MS Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online. But most of the things you see here will also be appropriate for Project (Server) 2010, 2013 and 2016. Continue reading About Cost resources

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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About, the about posts on TPC

Hi Readers,

Here is just a short post that explains a little about the content of this blog. I write about a large number of topics within MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. Every now and then I get a influx on writing inspiration and I write a big post. Most of the time these big posts are highly focused on a specific subject, therefore I call them the “About …” posts. So far there are 9, most recently: About the Tracking Gantt view. Continue reading About, the about posts on TPC

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

About start dates in Microsoft Project, the video

Just a quick post to let you know I was recently contacted by the guys at Webucator about my about start dates in Microsoft Project post.

The about start dates post has been one of my most viewed posts to date (700+ views) and Webucator, a provider of Microsoft Project training, made a video tutorial about this post. Check it out: Continue reading About start dates in Microsoft Project, the video

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