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Agile Project Management

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on December 13, 2017

If you are in the project management space of any industry, size, or complexity, then you must have heard of Agile. In fact, you may have heard it in other contexts such as adaptive strategy or innovative workspaces. Indeed, as project management consultants, we are increasingly hearing from our clients agility-related requirements and expectations. Those

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Power BI Bookmarks

Posted By Posted by: Kurtis Mcvay on December 8, 2017

For those who are looking for presentation tools beyond PowerPoint, look at Microsoft PowerBI. Power BI is a new and well-known tool in the Microsoft ecosystem. Though it has only been around for three years, it is already a leader in the BI & Analytics market. Prior to PowerBI, the market had been dominated by tools like

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Case Study – Project Online for AGL

Posted By Posted by: admin on December 5, 2017

Below is a transcription of the video covering the work EPM Partners completed with nationwide energy organisation AGL in deploying and implementing a PPM solution. Aimed at overcoming existing project management obstacles with innovative solutions using Project Online, the partnership was a fruitful one, delivering on all tasks. Transcript Andy Williams (Head of IT Delivery,

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What is Strategic PMO (SPMO)?

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on November 30, 2017

UMT360 declare that A Strategic PMO is a project-centric business department and should be structured and managed in the same way as other business departments – goals and objectives set by enterprise leadership that help the organization as a whole succeed. When it comes to what that means in specific terms, the needs of individual

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Working Offline and Resource Engagement

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on November 22, 2017

The Need Project managers use sophisticated scheduling/resourcing of Microsoft Project Professional. The desktop client is meant to be connected to the Online PWA instance to access all features such as Enterprise Resources. The Challenge PMs need to work on their projects on the go where they are not always connected to the Online PWA. The

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The need for Strategic PMO (SPMO)

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on November 15, 2017

SPMO as the evolution of the PMO function Many organizations are questioning the value of having a PMO in delivering a return on their project investment. The traditional function of the PMO started in providing reporting and oversight, governance and checklists, and overall support for project delivery. Then that function expanded to include resource management,

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Why has my Project ID number changed?

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on November 8, 2017

Background It has almost been two years since Microsoft released a new feature (https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2015/12/03/3-new-enhancements-to-project-online/?eu=true) that creates a unique Project ID upon creation of each project. This allows for the Project Name to be changed whilst still maintaining a unique reference to the project. Prior to this new feature being released, other custom solutions were often

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EPM Partners at Microsoft Ignite 2017 Orlando

Posted By Posted by: Khurram Jamshed on September 29, 2017

Microsoft Ignite is happening this week, and I’m lucky enough to be at the conference this year.  The large I.T. conference is held in Orlando, Florida with more than 25,000 business customers attending the tech event. Microsoft had set up a booth at Orlando international airport for name badge pickup, and I have collected mine on

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Resource Engagement and Timesheet

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on September 25, 2017

Background In an effort to help Project Managers, Resource Managers, and PMO in planning and tracking resource utilization and availability, Microsoft released the Resource Engagement feature. Details about the use of the feature are well documented in other publications. This blog will focus on the challenge of using Resource Engagement with timesheets. The Challenge One

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