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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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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Introducing Microsoft PPM

Posted By Posted by: Lysa Le on August 24, 2017

At the PMO Leadership Summit 2017 in Sydney on 22-23 Aug, EPM Partners had the opportunity to briefly introduce our PPM tool of choice, Microsoft. Laith Adel, our General Manager, had the podium for a short 15 mins introducing Microsoft PPM tool from the market and functionality perspective. Did you miss out on the presentation?

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Resource Engagement using Team Planner

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on July 26, 2017

Resource Management is one of the most challenging aspects for Enterprise PMOs. This is partly because it falls on the borderline between projects and operations (BAU). Effective management relies on collaboration through mature processes and tools. The size of the resource pool, the spread of skills across departments, and the constant change in demand on

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Best practices to Write JavaScript for Project Online (Part 5)

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on July 4, 2017

Write values to PDP input fields  If you have followed my previous blogs, you’d know how to tap an input field value on a PDP. Once you get the hang of it, you can perform many operations like hide it, lock it, move it etc. using simple JavaScript operations. In one of my apps, I

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Connected SharePoint Site Settings Moved

Posted By Posted by: Irfan Rizvi on May 30, 2017

A recent change to Project Online for customers on “First Release” is related to the Settings for Project Sites, which were previously under “Connected SharePoint Sites” page in PWA Settings. These settings were global to the whole PWA and were applicable to all Enterprise Project Types, while this worked fine there were two major drawbacks

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Do deleted Project Sites go to the Recycle Bin?

Posted By Posted by: EPM Partners on November 16, 2016

I was asked by a customer if deleted project sites can be recovered from the recycle bin. The short answer is: Yes, if you delete the site from Site Settings page. No, if you delete the site from PWA Settings -> Delete Enterprise Objects page. So to keep the project sites recoverable (other than restoring from SQL

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Why Todays PMOs Need Dynamic Flexibility and Actually Perform Project Portfolio Management

Posted By Posted by: Laith Adel on August 6, 2015

With all the economic, environmental, social and other changes around us, PMOs are feeling that the pressure of achieving more – and quite often achieving more with less (money and resources) – is continuously increasing. When I say “Achieve” I mean achieve more goals, benefits and objectives that support the businesses changing strategies and tactics, not

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