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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Help, I’m Unable to Add an Existing Task to a Timesheet – A Project Server Timesheet Issue Resolved

Posted By Posted by: Peter Williams on March 12, 2015

I thought I’d share a resolution to a baffling timesheet issue I encountered this week. When I went to add an existing task back into my timesheet, I was confronted with the following error. The error in the ULS was rather vague (as it often is). It stated the following:- System.InvalidOperationException: Error during serialization or

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EPM Partners Upgrades its Cloud Platform EPMonDemand

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on February 17, 2015

EPM Partners is excited to announce that it has successfully completed a major upgrade to its cloud platform EPMonDemand. The upgrade ensures better performance and introduces some new features. “The most important aspect of the upgrade is EPM Partners’ strategic decision to move EPMonDemand platform to Microsoft’s Azure Australia datacentre”, says Laith Adel EPM Partners’ General Manager. “Moving to Azure was an

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Three Minute Guide to Department Field Usage

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on November 26, 2014

Here is a very brief summary of how Department Field is commonly used in Project Online, Project Server 2013 and Project Server 2010. You need to have some values in “Department” lookup table to get any advantage from it.   1-    Filter Custom Fields in a Project. Assign a department to a project level custom

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How to Manually Edit an Actual Cost in Project Professional

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on October 9, 2014

By default,  the Actual Cost column is locked down in Project Professional both at the task and assignment level. Actual Cost is calculated from Actual Work and Fixed Cost values. This way, the relationship with Work done and cost accrued remain consistent. Ground realities are many times more complex and actual costs involve Journaling, currency

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How Do I Configure PPM for Demand, Pipeline and Ideas Management?

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on September 10, 2014

Demand management is one of the key areas in Microsoft’s PPM platform, however there are few ways to configure the tool to manage “Demand”, or what most organisation call “Pipeline”, which is basically a set of initiatives, projects or ideas in a queue waiting to be approved (or executed). The main areas that Microsoft PPM

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It’s a Wrap….Highlights from the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)

Posted By Posted by: Dan Stopher on August 11, 2014

The annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) was in early July.  Senior consultant, Dan Stopher, attended on behalf of EPM Partners and joined more than 16,000 people in Washington DC to gain valuable insights into the direction in which Microsoft is heading. Dan reports the conference was an amazing experience. Senior Microsoft Management representatives –

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Changing the Owner of a Project Doesn’t Save

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on June 25, 2014

I recently came across this issue with one of my clients, they were trying to change the owner of a project. The steps to change the owner of a project are usually very simple, but in this case they didn’t work. The usual steps are: Open the Project Click on Edit Go to PDP that

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How to Archive/Hide a Project in the Project Centre

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on May 1, 2014

Environment: Project Server 2007, Project Server 2010, Project Server 2013 Solution: There are two options to hide projects in the project centre as per below:   Option 1: Set the project filter for the project centre view based on enterprise custom field. For instance, custom field has the following values – Archived, Live, On-hold. Below are the steps

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Error: The content type text/html

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on April 15, 2014

Error: The content type text/html Environment: Project Server 2013, SQL Server 2012 Background: When accessing the SSRS reports in Business Intelligence, it can give the below error message: The content type text/html; charset=utf-8 of the response message does not match the content type of the binding (application/soap+msbin1). If using a custom encoder, be sure that the

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