Category: Real World Tip

This post is an excerpt from our Advanced Power BI class. Importance of Data State Analyzing data states in the data collected is generally the primary focus of our Power BI analyses. We look at aspects related to standards, compare dates to today’s date and execute other such comparisons. The business user who consumes your […]

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Many organizations struggle to manage resource capacity. If they are following the OPRA Resource Capacity model, the need to track recurring operations work immediately becomes necessary. This article is based on real world experiences while managing large Project Implementations. Current tracking methods will be examined and some suggested approaches will be presented. The old way […]

What we typically do today. This post is about what can be gained from making one simple change in your Resource Custom Field configuration. Many companies have an FTE Yes/No type resource custom field to distinquish between employees and contractors. This has been the approach for many years, as I see this many times in […]

Yes, Part 3. This technique was published some time ago and as it gets further “field testing”, new conditions have come to light which require a revision of this technique. Assuming this is the last post on this topic, I need to figure out how to duplicate this logic in PowerBI. I consider this to […]

Here’s a quick article on how to connect Project Pro to Project Online. The question seems to come up on a regular basis so I’m documenting it here. In Project 2013 and Project Online, Microsoft added the ability for Project Pro to autoconfigure the connection to Project Web App. However, to make this happen, you […]

This technique illustrates how to use formulas to extract dates from tagged milestone tasks within your project plans and show the dates in the Project Center. This technique has been tested with Project Online and Project Server 2013 On Premises. However, I don’t see a reason why it wouldn’t work in Project Server 2010. The […]

Problem If you’ve ever tried to use the built-in security templates in Project Web App, you may have accidentally messed up your security model without realizing it. This problem applies to Project Server 2003-2013 versions. Security templates are designed as a way to quickly apply or reapply permissions for predefined roles, when creating new groups […]