Tag: Project Server

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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 […]

The Tumble Road Project News App has been updated to coincide with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. This app allows you to easily keep up with all Project related updates. Click here to get it from the Windows App Store.

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 […]

Don’t you hate it when you can’t read the field descriptions on your SharePoint list columns? It’s helpful to explain the values to your users but it’s usually hard to read. Try this Thursday’s Tech Tip to make your descriptions more readable.   Video Notes This technique does not work with Project Server Project Detail […]

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 […]

At some point, you will be asked for information by Fiscal Year. The Fiscal calendar was set up in Project Server so it should be accessible for reporting, right? A fair number of companies have fiscal calendars which don’t exactly line up with the standard calendar which can cause some challenges. You could hard code […]

A successful configuration of Project Server is one that supports the conversations within the organization. Users have to go beyond use of the system and have concerns over the validity of the data entered. The Project instance captures the requisite information for the conversations and enables participant to synthesize additional outputs and insights. Therefore, an […]