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What is Power Bi?

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on November 16, 2018

Do you currently have a list of SharePoint sites, OData feeds, excel sheets, websites, CRMs and databases that all have different types of important data? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could combine them all into one central location and fuse the different data sets to provide meaningful information? This is Power Bi! Not only

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A Pragmatic Approach to Baselines

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on June 5, 2018

We know the theory – a baseline is a line that is used for measurement. In the PPM world, it frequently refers to a snapshot of the schedule at a point in time that is used to compare how you’re actually doing against the original plan. Often comparisons of your current plan with the baseline

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Using Effective From Dates for Resource Rate Increase

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on May 25, 2018

Many Microsoft Project users are familiar with the ability to change resources rates from an effective date. Essentially, the Resource is edited in MS Project by double-clicking on the resource and going to the Resource Information -> Costs as shown below: MS Project handles rates update using this manner nicely. For tasks that span a

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Calculate Resource Utilisation from Resource Engagements Explained

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on April 20, 2018

Since the introduction of Engagements to Microsoft Project Online we have had the below option in MS Project under Project -> Project Information But what exactly does this setting do? Resource Centre In the case of the Resource Centre -> Capacity Planning -> Capacity and Engagements heatmap view, this setting has no effect! This view shows

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Resource Engagement and Part-Time Resources

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on April 11, 2018

Summary: In Microsoft Project Professional, when using Resource Engagement feature to handle part-time resources, don’t use the resource’s Max Units, instead use a resource calendar. Resource Engagement is a more flexible approach to Resource Management compared to Task Assignments. There’s a wealth of articles about using this feature, however, there’s no specific post about its interaction

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Setting Status Manager on task programmatically

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on March 21, 2018

The Status Manager (Task) field in Microsoft Project contains the name of the enterprise resource who is to receive status updates for the current task from resources working in Project Web App. By default, the status manager is the user who originally published the new task to Project Server. If you are using Project Schedule

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Error When Activating Workflows Feature

Posted By Posted by: Ahmed Taee on March 8, 2018

Issue: In Microsoft Project Online, when you try to activate workflows site collection feature such as “Aggregated set of out-of-box workflow features provided by SharePoint” You may come across the error message below: “A list, survey, discussion board, or document library with the specified title already exists in this Website. Please choose another title” Solution: 1.

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Retrieving Custom List Data from All Project Online Sites with Power BI

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on January 22, 2018

Background Microsoft Project Online is a great platform to manage a programme/portfolio of projects. Project Online is an app that leverages SharePoint Online; it is effectively a very complex “app” for SharePoint Online. Project Online encourages project collaboration via the use of a dedicated SharePoint site for each project. Typically, you can expect to find

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3 Tips For Managing a Project Without Microsoft PPM

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on December 22, 2017

Microsoft Office 365 Project Management Tool Microsoft PPM is an incredible tool capable of helping manage your critical projects. While our unique configurations and customisations of the Microsoft Office 365 Project Management Tool can deliver terrific outcomes for each of our clients, you may choose to run your project without the software. If this is

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