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  • New Behavior in Timesheets with Project Server 2007 SP2: Timesheet Pre-population Goodness

    Brian Smith writes here about a new behavior added in SP2 around timesheet pre-population and some reports of some customer dissatisfaction. The ‘Gist’ is that with SP2 if you have the ‘Current task assignments’ option in the Default Timesheet Creation...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Reliability\Quality of Data

    In the past few weeks I have seen a ton of questions floating around about users of project management systems wanting to see reporting showing resource capacity vs. demand. Now you might be saying “But Brian, that is pretty common. Doesn’t EVERYONE want...
  • Shot at Visualizing an “SBS”

    Clearly a single strategy can be served by many projects and a single project can serve many strategies. The discussions I have had both in the comments of my previous strategy breakdown structure posts and in the emails I have received have brought up...
  • Filtering for an NA date in a PWA View

    This post is for the person named Santhiya that commented on my “ Server-side Calculation of Custom field formulas ” post. I accidentally deleted it instead of approving it. I have it in my notification email so here is what they asked: How do we use...
  • 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...
  • Code to Show Which Tasks have Which Baselines Saved

    Here is a sample of some VBA code that will populate the Task Text30 field with the numbers of the baselines for which each task has values saved. This is useful if you are using lots of the baselines but not all your tasks have had all the baselines...
  • 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 http://www.twitter.com/briankennemer with...
  • Project 2010 Technical Preview

    Just in case mine is the only Project blog you read, in which case you should really expand your blogroll by the way, here is an invitation to join the Technical Preview for the next version of Project and Project Server. :-) _________________________________...
  • Is Agile Really just “Good Project Management”?

    Glenn Alleman has a great post here asking the question “If I'm Doing Project Management Right am I Agile?” and my answer is a resounding PROBABLY!!!  :-) I have been thinking this same thing since way back in 2004 when I posted about an article...
  • Final Test: Progress Lines in Project, Now with Stilted\Halting Voiceover

    OK. I’m learning how to use encoder to manipulate things like viewer size and whatnot. Sadly, it does not fix how freaked out I am when I know I’m being recorded. So you will have to put up with some “UMs and ERRs” in this one (and likely for a while...
  • Project Server Infrastructure Update

    <This is a reposting of content from the Official Project Blog but since it is a pretty important item I am reposting completely.> Introduction On July 15th, 2008 Microsoft announced the availability of the Infrastructure Update for Office Servers...
  • Project Server Technical Library in a Single File

    I know what you are saying “No way, how could they do it?” But it is all right there. It slices, it dices it makes thousands of julienne fries. But it also lets you have every technical document on Project Server 2007 in one place that you can search...
  • Thankful

    Given the season I have started thinking about what I’m thankful for. Here is my list of a few things I am thankful for this year: My wife and my children. All the normal clichés apply of course but they are clichés. I would not be where I am or who I...
  • Server-Side Calculation of Custom Field Formulas

    So I have a PSI application that pulls data from Oracle Financials and correlates it to specific projects in Project Server. using a key field it brings over 6 fields and writes it to 6 Project level Enterprise Number fields. It updates the fields and...
  • Moving Tasks With VBA

    So the problem was that a customer wanted to be able to move a task that was at ID 7 and move it so that it was at ID 2. Sadly, VBA for Project does not contain a Task.Move method. But with a little bit of code around them you can use a Cut and Paste...
  • Quick and Dirty Schedule Auditing

    Here is some starter code for doing quick checks of the tasks in a project. This code will create a ‘report’ that shows the tasks that have estimated durations, tasks that are not fixed work and tasks that do not have any resources assigned. It also collects...
  • To RBS or Not to RBS?

    There can be confusion among those deploying Project Server about if they need to define and use an RBS as part of their security structure. There is lots of information and a lot of opinions. Here is more information and one more opinion. Hopefully one...
  • New Home for Projectified

    I have moved Projectified to the following address: http://blogs.technet.com/projectified/ The same FeedBurner RSS feed  ( http://feeds.feedburner.com/Projectified ) still works as I changed its settings to point to the TechNet blog. The existing...
  • Reposting: Strategy Breakdown Structure

    This is a repost of an old post from the original Projectified site. Hoping it can bring about some new discussion Strategy Breakdown Structure? I was reading Demian's blog over on the ITToolbox family of blogs and he was talking about what he called...
  • SBS Taxonomy

    2nd old Strategy Breakdown Structure post… OK so I will take a first shot at what the levels of the SBS would look like. Strategic Initiative         Objective                ...
  • News for All PSI Developers

    If you are doing Project Server development using the PSI then you NEED to check out what Colby Africa is doing with mpFx.   This is a set of class libraries that simplifies the development of PSI code. It reduces the number of calls you need to...
  • New Version of Help File version of Project Server Tech Articles

    There is a new version of the help file that contains all the Project Server technical articles . Great if you need to review one while you are away from your internet connection.