Enterprise Global issue with Microsoft Project Server 2007 SP2

The Microsof Office Project Support blog is reporting an issue that has appeared for users of Project Server 2007, Service Pack 2 and its connectivity to Project Professional when trying to update the Enterprise Global settings.  There is a fix in the pipeline which should see the light of day in August which we will […]

Article: Integration is always at the lowest common denominator

I’ve been in a lot of corporate meetings lately discussing various aspects of delivering an “integrated” project management environment.  Don’t get me wrong, a corporate-wide integrated system is a wonderful thing to desire.  There’s no doubt that the idea of pushing a button on a screen and finding that every element of data across the […]

Article: Are you baselining?

Are you baselining?  I know, it sounds like some drug-related crime, doesn’t it?  It’s actually one of the most fundamental aspects of modern project management and a stunning percentage of project managers don’t do it.  So this month I thought I’d dedicate the column to the elusive art of baselining. So, what’s a baseline? First […]

Article: Project Management and Web Portals

I’ve written at different times in this column about the impact of the web on enterprise project management systems.  Until now, most of that talk has been about how the availability of a web interface would attract additional users through an easier and more accessible interface. There is an emerging movement in this regard however, […]

Microsoft Project Conference open for registration

For those looking for the latest news on Microsoft Project and Project Server, there’s probably no better place than the Project Conference.  Microsoft will hold the next Microsoft Project Conference in Phoenix Arizona on Sept 14-17.  Microsoft has promised a preview of what’s coming in Project 2010.  This is a good opportunity to connect not […]

Article: Start with the simple things

I’ve had a few wonderful opportunities lately to talk to high-tech CIOs about what costs them the most time.  I had thought I’d hear about project management and resource management issues.  ‘We need a better scheduling algorithm’ or ‘We need a better resource-leveling engine,’ I figured I’d hear.  Not so.  The CIOs I’ve met this […]

Article: Keeping score is now a project task

More and more these days as I visit project management offices across the country, I end up talking about scorecarding and balanced scorecarding.  These terms are part of a popular trend in management at the moment which is based on the simplest of management principles.  Scorecarding refers to simply setting goals for certain results in […]