Project 2010 Webcasts!

Title Date/Time Description Presenter Overview of Microsoft Project Server 2010 for IT Professionals Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) In this webcast, we provide an overview of Microsoft Project Server 2010 features, requirements, and deployment considerations that IT professionals need to know about the product. Topics we discuss include: system…

Three Point Estimation (PERT) in Project 2010: Take 1

  As some of you may already know the PERT Addin that was in Project for several versions was NOT included in Project 2010. The good news is that below we have the first version of some sample code you can use to add the feature back into the product! This first version does not…


New Project Server Admin Blog

The product team for Project and Project Server have started a new blog to segment their content about the administration of Project Server environments. It can be found here and will be a must read if you are involved in the deployment or administration of Project Server.

It’s a Thanksgiving Beta!

If you are enough of a Project-nerd to read this blog you likely already know that the Project 2010 public beta is out and ready for you to download. I have been using and testing it several months and I can honestly say that it is the strongest version of Project I have ever seen….


Project 2010 Feature: Team Planner

OK, flat out this is the coolest thing to happen to the Project desktop since, well, since maybe EVER! So here is a sample project. 5 tasks, 4 of them assigned to Del Griffith:   Here is the project represented in the Team Planner view: A row for each resource with each of their task…

Project 2010 Features: Timeline

The Timeline is a very cool feature in Project 2010 Standard and Professional. It adds a pane at the top of the Gantt Chart view that looks very much like a Visio timeline drawing. You can pick which tasks from your project show up in the Timeline. It allows you to create presentation ready depictions…

Auto-Generate ProjectID in Portfolio Server 2007

You can have Project Portfolio Server 2007 auto-generate a ProjectID for you. To do so: Click Settings | Organization Management | Organization Settings Pick your organization and then click Edit In the Organization Template Code you enter the template codes for how you want the number generated using the following codes: {D} – current day…


Project Conference

Late next week I will be in Phoenix for the pre-events and meetings for the Project Conference. If you are going to be there let me know. I will be trying to update here with the big stuff and will be updating with the small things.   I hope to see everyone there.


PMBlvd Blog Guest Post

I guest posted over on the PMBlvd blog “PM Bistro” about keeping processes and PM tools simple. Check it out.

Planning as Guessing

The guys at 37 Signals were almost on to a good thing with this post about Planning as Guessing. Sure plans are guesses. Sure they are just a hopeful take on what we think might happen. Nobody that is good at what they do has ever questioned the transient, unsteady nature of plans (and yes,…