Project Server and Matrix Organisations

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on July 17, 2014

Most organisations I have worked with are functional or a matrix organisation, i.e. they group staff to separate ‘functional’ units (based on specialisations and roles). Mostly these units work on activities assigned to its resources only by a line manager (i.e. local activities). These activities are usually BAU, administrative and service request activities. However these

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How to Archive a Lookup Table of Old Values

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on July 10, 2014

Environment: Project Server 2010/2013 Background: A customer has a large list of account codes in the lookup table – some are current and some are very old. Users were complaining that they needed to scan a long list of expired values before finding valid options. Solution: As there is no out of the box solution available

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Download: Project Online And Project Server 2013 Options – A Quick Infograph

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on June 27, 2014

Now that there’s Project Online and Project Pro for Office 365 and Microsoft has brought Project Portfolio Management on the internet for the masses. We have found with this new software and terminology, a lot of questions arise particularly for people who are used to the traditional model of Project Client and Project Server. This

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An Error has Occurred During Report Processing

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on May 21, 2014

Environment: Project Server 2010, Report Server in Native Mode Background: A report throws the below error message when it runs in the Report Manager. Refer to the Snapshot below: Solution: The cause of the issue is that the password is incorrect or expired for the report reader account. (‘DomainName\svc_aumhd_bas02_) configured in the report data source. For example,

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Error: Could not Allocate Space for Object ‘dbo.MSP_PROJECTS’

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

Environment: Project Server 2010 Background: New Project failed to publish. Error Details: <Error><Class>2</Class><LineNumber>9</LineNumber><Number>1105</Number> <Procedure>MSP_PUBLISH_PROJECTS_INSERT</Procedure>  <Message>  System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Could not allocate space for object ‘dbo.MSP_PROJECTS’.’UQ_MSP_PROJECTS_PROJ_UID’ in database ‘Prod_ProjectServer_Published’ because the ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full. Create disk space by deleting unneeded files, dropping objects in the … 590d3019-a6a5-426a-83ff-85188bf2a3ca. The cause of the issue is  a published database had either reached

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EPM Partners’ 2014 Webinar Series

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on February 16, 2014

EPM Partners’ Centre of Excellence is a series of webinars about knowledge, best practices and challenges around Microsoft Project Server-based management solutions. The Centre of Excellence is about real life situations and challenges. Rather than demonstrating product features and functions, it is a presentation from experts and leaders in the field, and where appropriate, will reference real-life

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Seven Steps to Correct The Error: “The Root of the Certificate Chain is not a Trusted Root Authority” in SharePoint and Project Server Workflows 2013

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on December 18, 2013

I was recently completing an installation of Workflow for Project Server and I received the following error: “The root of the certificate chain is not a trusted root authority” During this installation I received the error at two different points.The first whilst running the Register-SPWorkflowService command, however I could by-pass this by utilize the –force. This

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The Query to Find Projects With a Summary Level Resource Assignment

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on October 8, 2013

Problem: Create unpredictable durations and assignment values in the project If you have the same resource assigned to the summary task and its subtask, you will not be able to resolve an over allocation if the summary task is automatically scheduled In addition, fields such as %Comp are usually used on summary tasks to indicate

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