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How Complicated Does a Project Schedule Need to be to Complicate the Complications That we Face in the Invariably Uncertain World of Project Management?

Abstract from EPMA Blog (Indexed 2013-05-31):

I have given Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server training classes to various clients from a variety of backgrounds; from power plant engineers scheduling planned outages to educational personnel running projects for local school districts. There is always a common question that is running through the minds of the trainees: What level of detail is

Managing project schedules in Project Professional vs. Project Online / PWA

Abstract from Microsoft Project Blog (Indexed 2013-05-29):

Project Professional 2013 and Project Online / PWA are distinct tools which work together, empowering businesses to deliver winning projects while effectively executing and achieving strategic priorities. People across the organization regularly update statuses, manage resource allocations, report progress and balance strategic objectives. These people need different capabilities at different times.

Right tools, right time

Project Professional 2013 is the project manager's everyday work...(truncated)...

Project Server 2010: Do you need to see your summary tasks in your assignments view?

Abstract from Brian Smith's Project Support Blog (Indexed 2013-05-31):

If you do want to see your summary tasks appearing in your 2010 Resource Assignments view, like they did in Project Server 2007, then head over to Rob Casons new posting on the Project Support blog - Project Server 2010- Unable to Add Summary Task to Resource Assignments View. Good job Rob!


MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 JS Grid Extensibility: Project Web App

Abstract from Project Programmability Blog (Indexed 2013-02-13):

Pat Malatack (Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation) has a comprehensive series of webcasts on extending the JS Grid in Project Web App.

Note: This blog post was originally created Monday, April 19, 2010. The webcasts were missing for the past several months, but have been reinstated on the Microsoft Events site (

MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 JS Grid Extensibility: Project Web App (Part 1 of 3) (Level 400)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to Remove Custom Views, Tables, Filters, and Groups from a Microsoft Project Schedule

Abstract from EPMA Blog (Indexed 2013-03-12):

Removing custom View, Table, Filter, and Group clutter While performing your day-to-day project schedule management activities, you may create some custom Microsoft Project Views, Tables, Filters, or Groups to help visualize or present the information in your project in various ways. Perhaps you have created a custom project milestone view that displays a filtered list

Share a Resource Pool Across Multiple Projects in Microsoft Project

Abstract from EPMA Blog (Indexed 2013-06-06):

I have been teaching the EPMA 100 – Microsoft Project Essentials open enrolment classes at EPMA for over a year now. One of the questions that I am commonly asked is, Is it possible to share a resource pool across multiple projects or a program? I state that the best way is to use a

Viewing Multiple Schedules in Microsoft Project

Abstract from EPMA Blog (Indexed 2013-06-11):

In most Microsoft Office products it is possible to run multiple sessions of the same application. You can see below; I have two sessions of Microsoft Word running at the same time. It is also possible to have multiple sessions of Excel and PowerPoint running side by side. However; it is not possible to have

Leading Practices used when creating a Project Schedule – 1

Abstract from EPMA Blog (Indexed 2013-06-19):

This is the first of a series of blogs in which I intend to cover some of the most important aspects of scheduling. These are some leading practices that are applied by many seasoned Project Managers, but are often missed by someone new to the world of Project Management. These are just some of the

Webinar: Get started with Project

Abstract from Microsoft Project Blog (Indexed 2013-06-17):

Some people start up Microsoft Project with the greatest intentions. They add a few tasks, and then freeze--unsure of what to do next. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to get past that. We’ll demo the basics so that you can get started with more confidence and less stress.

Can't view this video? You can also view it at Microsoft Showcase. Need a sneak peek? Here's a 30-second trailer.

What you will learn at Tuesday's webinar

Project Server 2010: June CUPossible timesheet issue

Abstract from Brian Smith's Project Support Blog (Indexed 2013-06-18):

I maybe sounding the alarm bells too soon, and of course you all test Cumulative Updates before deploying to production, right? But we have seen a few cases so far where after applying the June 2013 CU for Project Server 2010 is leading to timesheet submit problems. The timesheet submit will go into a failed and blocking state and clicking the error will give something like:

GeneralQueueJobFailed (26000) - TimesheetSubmit.SubmitTimesheetMessage. Details: id='26000' name='GeneralQueueJ...(truncated)...