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Microsoft Project vs Excel

BY:  Tanya Foster Two great products… each one has its own specialty, but so many people try to use them interchangeably.  I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people using Excel to schedule their projects.  Don’t get me wrong, Excel is... (more...)

PMI Global Congress 2009

BY: Tanya Foster I was able to attend the PMI Global Congress this year.  I always enjoy this conference.  You get to network with so many people and it’s nice to get to see some of the faces behind newsletters, blogs, etc. that I read.  One thing... (more...)

I can change my oil – I’m a Mechanic!! I was on a Project – I’m a Project Manager!!

BY:  Collin Quiring   Just because I have changed the oil on my car nobody would believe that I am a mechanic.  I understand debits and credits, but nobody would call me an Accountant.   And, just because I have worked on a Project, or part of a... (more...)

Summary Task versus Milestone

BY: Collin Quiring   This is a quick primer on the difference between a summary task and a milestone task.    In the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), version four, the term “Summary Activity” is defined as:  “A group of related... (more...)

Viewing a Project in Portfolio Server 2007

BY: Tanya Foster Last time we finished up creating our project.  Now let’s look at our Project from our My Scorecard view.  First, we need to expand our Human Resources section so that we can get to our Project.  To expand a section, simply click... (more...)

Best Practices versus Tool Capabilities

BY:  Collin Quiring   Project Professional 2010 and Project Server 2010 come with great modifications and an improved user experience.  Part of that is to allow all sorts of flexibility in many areas of the tool.  While this is a good thing for many... (more...)