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  • 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...
  • Dynamic Workflow Solution Starter = Project Nerd Candy

    This thing is SO cool.  Using this tool you can create simple sign-off type linear workflows without having to write any code! Example scenario: I have a customer that wants to allow any users to enter new project proposals. Then they want to require...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Risk Mitigation vs Risk Contingency

    Technorati Tags: Project Server 2010 , Risk Planning Glen Alleman has an interesting post here on his thoughts about how risks are handled. He talks about Risk Retirement as the process of taking steps to stop a risk from happening. He references a post...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Project Conference…Be there or be…er…um…slightly more or less square than those that are actually there.

    OK as nerdy things go I’m pretty sure a 4 day conference about Project Server ranks right up there. Maybe not as nerdy as Blizzcon but for sure more nerdy than Comdex. Of course I’m using ‘nerd’ in its most complimentary sense. :-) September 14-17 2009...
  • Reactivating www.projectified.com

    Effective immediately I will be blogging again at www.projectified.com
  • 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...
  • Project Server 2010 Solution Starters are HERE!

    The product team has put out some very cool solution starters for Project Server 2010 . The solution starters include: A tool to import and export Demand Management (workflow) items (EPT, Phases, Stages, PDPs, custom fields, lookup tables). It moves all...
  • VBA Code For Parsing a MultiValue Text Field

    If you are in Project Server 2007 you can have an Enterprise Text using a lookup table that can contain more than one value. If you then need to work with that field data in code (VBA or VSTO) you can use the GetField function to get the value of that...
  • 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...
  • Back to Basics: Groups and Categories

    Project Server security is something that is very flexible once you get used to how it works but it can be a bit confusing when you first look at it. Here are the basics as I explain them to my customers: The Group Groups contain sets of users and they...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • GREAT ULS Log viewing tool

    I posted this originally over on the COE blog but wanted to make sure it was visible to those that are not reading that one… Someone on the SharePoint team took some time and built a VERY cool application for viewing ULS Logs. It lets you filter by any...
  • MCS EPM Center of Excellence Team Blog

    Inside Microsoft the EPM COE has always had a strong reputation but outside of Microsoft it was not as well known. This team, which I am very proud to be a member of, just started a team blog here: http://blogs.msdn.com/wwepmcoe/ where we will all be...
  • 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...
  • 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. :-) _________________________________...
  • I’m Back

    OK, first off I will get the obligatory list of excuses for why I have been absent from blogging for so long: work out of the way up front and spare you the boring details: work, travel, family, more work, east coast work travel, more family and then...