How to Find the Perfect Project Manager (or be the perfect PM)

The prototypical project manager needs financial, scheduling and management skills to keep projects on time and on budget. They also must communicate effectively to diverse business and technical teams, and that's just the be ...

Welcome Garth Fraser, Director of Business Development

MS Project Now is happy to announce Garth Fraser as our new Director of Business Development. Garth brings a wealth of knowledge to this position. He has over 25 years’ experience as a solutions consultant in many different v ...

Project Online: Migration into or between PWA sites and tenants

Many customers have questions on the topic of migration to the cloud, so for example Project Server 2010 or Project Server 2013 to Project Online - and also moving data between tenants.  Perhaps a trial to the real one – ...

MS Project Now Achieves Gold Cloud Platform Competency

MS Project Now Continues to Succeed and Earn Distinction for Exceptional Customer Commitment We are very pleased to announce that our company just reached the achievement of Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency. To earn ...

Questions As a PM you Need to Answer for Every New Project

Communications is key to any successful project. Also making sure you are on the same page as your team members working on the project is critical. There are several other points you should keep in mind as you start new proje ...

Resource Engagements Coming Soon in Project 2016

It can be challenging for resource managers and project managers to agree on and assign resources for specific projects and tasks. With no clear way to track who is working where, who is over-allocated—and with crossed lines ...

5 Tips for How to Unplug for Vacations

It is the summer season and we all want to unplug and enjoy our vacation, but it is hard to when you are at the C level or a PM. Here is a great list of ways to help you unplug! Hire a great staff of smart people who are pr ...

Coming Soon to Project Server 2016

From the Microsoft Ignite conference in May, these are some of the highlights of what we have to look forward to features being added to Project 2016. User interfaceMore fluent user interface if you are familiar with current ...

Project Server Virtual Conference

We just ran into this link for Project Server Virtual Conference 2015 on October 22nd. Our team will be participating and we wanted to pass this learning opportunity on to you as well: http://projectvirtualconference.com/ &nb ...

5 Tips to Drive Project Success

Jeff Pikulik from Microsoft wrote a great Article with 5 tips to drive project success that we wanted to share with you: 1) Ensure that you have full project details before starting - This is a critical. 2) Have the right p ...

7 Tips to be more Productive and get more work done

We are always looking for ways to get more done, but lets face it there are only so many hours in the day and some days are overwhelming. Here are some great tips for how to manage your stress and get your work done. In many ...

We’re Hiring: EPM Business Development Manager

MS Project Now is growing and its a great place to work. If this job description sounds like you, then please send your resume to careers@msprojectnow.com today! About us. MS Project Now is a project management and Microsof ...

Knowledge Transfer and its Importance for Project Managers

PMI just released a great report on knowledge transfer and how it can help with Project Management success. The process of transferring knowledge is an ongoing progression of learning, adjusting, and improving. Success can he ...

How to minimize risk in EPM decision making

We work with many clients who are evaluating different EPM’s. So we have been through the following process many times. We feel like this evaluation process is a chance for us to shine. Here are some excellent tips from CIO M ...

Top 15 ways to Screw up an IT Project

We really try to keep all our projects on schedule and in budget, but even with the best people on the job, you can have delays. This is a helpful list of 15 things you need to avoid, so you don’t screw up your next IT projec ...

Features and Functions comparison between Project Online and Project Server

We work with many clients using Project Online and Project Server and often people want to know the differences. Project Online and Project Server 2013 on-premises are based on the same set of features and functionality, but ...

4 Tips for more productive Project Status Meeting

If you are like us, we have lots of meetings every day, so we try to get the most out of them. This is a great list of 4 items on how to make every product status meeting even more productive. Let the team decide how often ...

Three top reasons for a disconnect between CEO’s and Project Managers

In a recent Forbes article, PMI CEO Mark Langley talked about why employees don’t always do what their CEOs tell them to do on major projects. Mr. Langley said there are three major factors that cause company leadership and o ...

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 ...

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