A common cause of frustration when assigning resources in MS Project is how the work is scheduled. You may find that after assigning a few resources the duration of the task increases, or maybe it reduces, or just doesn’t behave how you expected. This frustration stems from a lack of understanding of how task types […]
I recently wrote about the Future Microsoft Project Roadmap, which featured some exciting announcements, one of which was the ‘Project Home’ page. If you’re not aware, Project Home, provides users with a consolidated view of recent items (Projects). Project Home is essentially the gateway to Project Online and is the first page you land on […]
By Baz Khinda, Commercial Director – Wellingtone I’ll start as I often do by referencing Star Wars. Today I want you to cast your mind back to the first Death Star that was featured on ‘A New Hope’. It was described as “an armoured space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet”, you […]
98% of desktop planning software use worldwide is Microsoft Project. It is the defaqto standard project scheduling tool yet so many people receive limited or no training. It has a familiar Microsoft Office look and feel, although it is not formally part of the Office suite. The majority of users make limited inroads into the […]
The security model in Project Server can take a while to fully appreciate, the interplay of groups, categories and security templates is a fairly complex concept and can sometimes throw up unexpected anomalies. Our advice when managing and designing security protocols is to keep things as simple as possible and avoid users belonging to too […]
My name is Dominic Moss and I am part of the Project Server Team at Wellingtone. I have been assisting customers with the use of Microsoft Project and Project Server through consultancy and training delivery for the past 18 years. In addition to computer based tools training I have also helped a lot of customers […]
My apologies for the somewhat contorted title for this blog article, I tried to think of other ways to describe this concept but this was the best I could come up with for now. If anyone would like to suggest an alternative title once they have read this blog feel free to make a suggestion […]
In my last blog article I covered the concept of Matrix Management and how it can be accommodated and supported in Project Server, the article was compiled as a result of a request from a customer on one of the training courses I was running. I am forever learning about Microsoft Project and Project Server […]
Some of you may have noticed I like to make the odd “Cultural Reference” in my blog articles. When running training courses I sometimes make reference to some features only running to 10 not 11 which gets a laugh from those of a certain age. Have you got this blogs cultural reference* yet?
If you think education is expensive count the cost of ignorance, blunt but to the point. If you have invested in a powerful scheduling tool like Microsoft Project it makes sense to learn how to use it to full advantage.