Leading Sustainability with Project Management

We are all trying to do our parts to increase sustainable practices in our personal and professional lives. We thought this was a good list of items to keep in mind when trying to pursue and improved sustainability in project ...

The Key Features of Project Online

We have a lot of interest from customer in using Project Online. This is a great graph that highlights the key features of Project Online and why you would want to use it:   For all your questions on Project Online and ...

SQL Server 2012–Database is in suspect mode

Hello!Recently I did the unthinkable.  I became impatient while some Windows updates were being applied to a SQL Server.  I thought they actually were stuck because it was stuck on one update for several minutes.&nb ...

What’s portfolio analysis? How do I get started with it?

We get a lot of questions about portfolio analysis and we offer some great webinars on this topic. In this blog we thought it would be helpful to give you a general overview of Portfolio Analysis and how you can get started u ...

Project Online–Change Permissions Mode

Note: To change a PO instance permissions mode you must have admin access to the office 365 portal.  Login to the Office 365 portal.From the navigation along the left under the ADMIN section select SharePointCheck the bo ...

What Exactly is Project Online and Why do I need it?

Project Online is web-based and great for: Managing multiple projects Tracking work on Timesheets Balancing broad resource needs If you’re looking for a hosted version of Project Server, you just found it! Project Pro ...

Project Management Skills- What’s in Demand Now?

Finding a project manager with the right skills can be a difficult task. Some project management (PM) skills are harder to find than others. So what are the most difficult PM skills to recruit for now, a few recruiters weight ...

7 Ways Project Managers Can Avoid Common Project Issues

This is a great list of the most common and frustrating issues that Project Management deal with and ideas on how to minimize those problems: Team members not knowing or understanding what their responsibilities ...

8 Strategies for Gathering Requirements from Execs

Project requirements are usually collected through an elicitation process, which requires employing various techniques and methods, such as discovery, analysis, understanding and validation. Here are eight strategies you shou ...

Microsoft Project Server 2010 and 2013 February 2015 PU Announcement

  We are pleased to see the release of the February 2015 Public Update (PU) for Project, Project Server and SharePoint for 2013, and Project and Project Server and SharePoint 2010.  This is the first time all the ...

Exciting updates for Project in the Office 365 Roadmap

Microsoft announced these exciting updates for Project are in development and on the Office 365 roadmap: Apps for Project Pro for Office 365 write support Apps for Project Pro for Office 365 will be able to write-back and up ...

“Other Projects and Commitments” in Resource Usage View – Project Server or Project Online

A client recently asked me why the totals in the “Other Project and Commitments” line on the Resource Usage view were correct. He had added up the hours from all the listed projects but omitted two line items called “My Times ...

Service Unavailable when attempting to access SharePoint Central Administration in SharePoint 2013

Hello.I worked with a customer recently that reset the password to an account used for the farm admin account among other things in a development SharePoint environment.  Although there are a plethora of PowerShell comma ...

Why do I need Project Online?

Project online lets your company make data driven decisions. We all need the help with what projects to move forward with and how to manage and utilize our current resources? Project Online can help. Project Online makes data ...

New Principal Consultant Laura Crawford added to our Atlanta, GA Office

MS Project Now is very pleased announce the addition of our newest Principal Consultant Laura Crawford. Laura will be based out of our Atlanta, GA office. Laura is extremely qualified, she has a wealth of knowledge and experi ...

Project Server 2013 upgrade – This site has not been shared with you….

Hello, I cannot even recall how many times I have seen this error when working on either moving a Project Server or SharePoint instance to a different server/domain/etc., or performing an upgrade.  Lets just say I’ve en ...

Talent Management – 6 PMO Best Practices

A recent report by PMI determined several key factors in acquiring and retaining PM talent and some great tips on best practices. Organizations need to lead and direct projects and programs—not just manage them. The well-rou ...

8 Skills to Look for in IT Project Managers

As the economy continues to improve, companies need more Project Managers. Some Project Management skills are needed across the board- attention to detail, focus on process, time management and capability to multitask, for in ...

The Cloud in Review and Why Your Business Needs it in 2015

The cloud is one of the most disruptive forces in modern business. It’s also one of the biggest buzzwords, and there may be just as much confusion about the cloud as there are groundbreaking developments. Here is a roundup of ...

It’s 2015 are you ready for Microsoft Project?

If you are using an older version of Project or have just been on the fence about moving to Microsoft Project, there has never been a better time! Microsoft Project Professional 2013 gives you powerful new ways to effectively ...

Tips for Using Excel Web Services for Project Server BI

This week we were working on an Excel Services report that pulls data from Project view tables, Resources, Tasks and Assignments. Luckily, we have Power Pivot available to help join these tables, right? We started pulling t ...

11 Project Management Tips for Setting and Managing Expectations

All of us in Project Management roles struggle daily with setting and managing expectations for our teams. Keeping projects on track – especially with constant change requests and additions, is a project manager's greatest ch ...

8 Things Really Efficient People Do

We here at MS Project Now are always looking for ways to improve our productivity and get more done- on time and under budget. It never seems like there is enough time in the day. So we really liked this article from Inc Maga ...

Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle–When does my product support expire?

I was recently asked by a client how long their Microsoft product support lasted and I stumbled upon the Product Lifecycle database.   I have taken an extract for products pertaining to the Project Server family.&nb ...

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