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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What is Strategic PMO (SPMO)?

Posted By Posted by: Derek Halawa on November 30, 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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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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