Category: Strategy

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I recently participated in SharePoint Saturday – Charlotte where I talked to many people about Power BI and how it could fit in, within their own organization. I heard the refrain, “No one really owns BI in our organization.” many times along the way. I found this concerning. Many organizations have product owners but not […]

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 […]

When companies begin making their data more accessible via Self-Serve Power BI, they soon reach a critical break point in those efforts. The Project dashboards tell them something that isn’t pleasant or doesn’t match the narrative been publicized. The Reality in Your Project Dashboards Performance indicators go red. The data shows the stellar progress that […]

[fusion_text]The need to extract Microsoft Project Task level data in an efficient manner is growing as many Project Server and Project Online clients are creating Power BI models over this data. Unfortunately, many did not account for this BI need when creating their project template structures. This leads to Project template designs that make it […]

[fusion_text]I was sitting in my graduate level statistics class when it hit me, Expected Value calculations could be used to solve my project contingency budget problem! My Quandary Earlier that same day, I was sitting in a project review with my senior management. The project team had identified a number of risks with the project. […]

When asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” you may have replied, “Firefighter.” If you did, I’m sure you meant one of the awesome individuals who provide medical services, rescues and ride the fire trucks. While, most of us never realized that dream, there are days at the office where you […]

Heroes. Society loves them, honors them and exults them. Corporate offices are filled with a new breed of hero, the Cubicle Hero. These are the people who go beyond the norm and figure it out. They burn the midnight oil and they get it done. They overcome the chaos and reach the goal. All hail […]

Project tasks are the lowest priority work you have on any given day. Wait, what? It’s true! Strategically, we know project work is the most important future investment for the company. When you break down what you do every day, you’ll see that you are fitting in project work around the other work you have […]

Data can be a wonderful thing. There are so many stories you can tell with the right data. These stories have the power to persuade and motivate positive changes in the organization. And so the marketing stories go on and on about the power of data. The question is, do you have the right data? […]