HMS has released the latest version of TimeControl, 5.1.2.  As usual, the new version has a number of fixes but more interestingly, the version now supports the use of Primavera “Steps” for updating tasks.  This project updating feature lets a project manager define a number of sub-activity steps which can be progressed individually.  The summary of that progress can be used to update the progress of the task itself. Now TimeControl will transfer any steps…

Thinking about how to manage one project vs. many projects is a very different exercise and it has little to do with the volume of work. How do you manage the conflicting interests of many projects underway simultaenously when you’re responsible for managing a multi-project environment? We discuss this and other multi-project challenges in this article.

It’s everywhere I go. If there is more than one project or one department involved in project management, then Silo management is almost always in place. For those of you who haven’t heard this term before, this is a condition where multiple groups are working within the same organization. They share something in common. Sometimes it’s a project, sometimes it’s resources. Sometimes it’s both. These groups may share common goals but they don’t share much…

Project Management and communications have always gone together and the better a project manager is at communicating, the more successful they’re likely to be. With the plethora of technological assistance for communication now at hand, it’s worthwhile thinking about how to marry collaboration and project management. I take a look at that right here.

Migrating to the latest version of Project Server would seem like a no-brainer but the decision involves many factors. With support for Project Server 2003 now ended many clients are weighing their options. Here are some of the factors you’ll need to consider