How to Print a Program/Portfolio View of Projects

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on February 6, 2019

When it comes to program and portfolio management of projects, a Gantt chart view is often desirable with milestone and other key dates superimposed. Within the Microsoft suite of products and features, there are several options to produce Gantt charts of your portfolio. However, what options are there for printing out Gantt charts when using

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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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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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What is Strategic PMO (SPMO)?

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on December 11, 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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Power BI Bookmarks

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on December 11, 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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Power BI Bookmarks

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners 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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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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How-to Multi-Select People Picker for PDP

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on October 31, 2017

We all have heavily used the people picker script from the TechNet Gallery which displays a single line of text field as a people picker control and is normally used to cover the Project Server limitation of not having a Person data type. Recently, I got a requirement to have a multi-select people picker on a PDP,

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How-To copy Excel values to a custom lookup table

Posted By Posted by: Khurram Jamshed on September 14, 2017

Creating project custom fields and lookup tables is a common activity in a life of PPM consultant. While doing this fun activity, there is often a challenge when we try to copy/paste values from Excel to a custom lookup table. This process often tries to paste all the copied values in a single cell along

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