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Project Server 2007 – Enterprise Global (And, the Standard Template)

By Collin Quiring Enterprise Global Summary: In Project Server 2007, the Enterprise Global file is the main file that provides the default settings, tables, required fields, custom fields and views that are used in Project Professional.  It exists... (more...)

Microsoft Project Server versus Microsoft Portfolio Server

By Collin Quiring   Yes, these are very complimentary products with an extremely high amount of integration.  So, why did I use the term “versus” in the title?  Well, this entry is about the differences between the two – and why you would go... (more...)

Microsoft Project Server / Software as a Service / ROI / Benefits

By: Collin Quiring Why go with Software as a Service (SaaS) for Project Server?  There are numerous reasons but here is a partial list of some of the items to think about, concentrating on the fact that SaaS for Microsoft Project Server is cost effective... (more...)

Microsoft Project – Calendars

By: Collin Quiring This is an attempt to help clarify the differences between calendar interactions in Microsoft Project.  While there are very helpful “how to” files on www.microsoft.com/project on calendars I am often asked to explain how they... (more...)

A Business Case

By: Collin Quiring How do you justify Project Management or Project Server in these tough times?  While looking for a document recently that I wrote about this, I came up with these thoughts.   Some business areas that are affected by Project Management... (more...)

Costs of Open Source

By: Collin Quiring (Compared to SaaS and Direct Purchase) Open Source software is often an option viewed by a company as a cost effective method to purchase and use software.  While the initial dollar savings of obtaining the software seems significant... (more...)

The Importance of Training – Two

By: Tanya Foster Remember that old School House Rock song… Knowledge is Power?  How important is training in your organization?  Is it one of those things that everyone needs, but no one really gets?  Unfortunately times are tough these days and... (more...)

Top 5 Reasons Why I Like Microsoft Project 2007 Over 2003

By: Tanya Foster Lately I’ve been working in both Project 2003 and Project 2007 and it has really dawned on me that some of the new features in Project 2007 are really great, so I thought I would list them here.    1.       Multilevel Undo Okay…... (more...)

Project Management as a Standard Standard

By: Collin Quiring   During a class I was teaching on Project Management, I started thinking about how those of us in the Project Management field can help a company implement the standards of PM and make them a “standard” methodology.  There are... (more...)

Task Drivers – What are They?

In the case of Microsoft Project 2007, Task Drivers are defined as the factors that affect the Start Date of a particular task.  In Project Professional, on the Menu Bar, under Project, is the option to display Task Drivers.  When a task is selected... (more...)

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