Hi guys, here is a quick video cast from MS Ignite 2016.  In this episode of MS Project Podcast, I talk to, Allan Rocha, Project MVP and Manager at ProActive A/S.

He is also co-author of several books, a popular blog and is well known face in the PPM world.

Listen to this discussion, where we discuss about MS IGNite, Project at at Ignite, and how some of the other technologies will play an impact on Project Portfolio Management in future.

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We have another great episode of MS Project Podcast  for you to listen. In this episode of MS Project Podcast, host Prasanna Adavi talks to, Dale Howard, Director of Education at Sensei Project Solutions.

He is a Project MVP, prominent author, speaker, trainer and consultant in MS Project and Project Server solutions.

He is also co-author of several books, including Managing Enterprise Projects Using Microsoft Project Server 2010, Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server 2010 and many more.

Listen to this discussion, where we discuss in detail about some of the common mistakes people do while using MS Project and then end up not liking the tool. Hopefully, we can throw some light into this and clear some of the misconceptions.
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MS Project Podcast returns after a long hiatus, but returns with an awesome episode for you to listen. In this episode of MS Project Podcast, host Prasanna Adavi talks to, Mike McLean, Senior Program Manager  at Microsoft working in the Microsoft Office Division.

His focus is on cloud computing and online services. Most recent experience includes shipping Project Online, an Office 365 service. Prior to shipping Project Online, he helped ship the initial release of SharePoint Online for Office 365.

Mike has spent the past 10 years shipping various products for Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics, and Oracle in a variety of roles including Software Development, Design, and Program Management. He enjoys driving complex projects, learning new technologies, and working with great people.

Listen to this ‘Power’ packed (see what we did there?) discussion, where we discuss in detail about Power BI, Project Online Reporting, Various Hybrid Scenarios and so on. We also discuss the Project Online Content Packs available in Power BI as a starter pack.
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A quick note: you will find that in a couple of places, the names of competitors were bleeped out. It was just done to make sure we do not infringe on any copyright issues.

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In this episode of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk to, Markus Waldinger, Manager at Campana &Schott, a premier international consulting group for project management and social collaboration. Markus has been implementing Project, Project Server and SharePoint Solutions for customers for many many years now, and was also recently awarded the prestigious Microsoft MVP award, for his contributions to the Project Community.
Listen to this discussion, where we discuss in detail about the concept of Integration with Line of Business systems with Project Server and Project Online. We also discuss about CSConnect, the software from Campana and Schott that enables several integration possibilities with external systems.
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In Episode 15 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk to Erik Van Hurck , Consultant at JSR (Microsoft Project and Project Server), about his work as an EPM Consultant with JSR, in the Hague area, Netherlands.

Erik has been an EPM Consultant for over 5+ years now, and have worked on several implementations including Project Server 2013 and Project Online. 

Listen to this discussion, where Erik discusses in detail about his experiences with Project Server, Project Online, Partners like TPG and FluentPro, and how the market in Netherlands is receiving Project 2013 and Project Online.

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 Contact Erik:
Twitter: @erikvanhurck 
Blog: evanhurck.wordpress.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikvanhurck
E-mail: evanhurck@jsr.nl 
Company: www.jsr.nl 
 
Key Links:
  • Special blogpage for listeners:  www.evanhurck.wordpress.com/podcast  (password is mentioned in the podcast, go listen to it)
  • IPMA world congress: http://www.ipma2014.com/ (Erik will be doing breakout sessions and a presentation) 

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In Episode 14 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk to Greg Bailey, ProSymmetry, about their cutting edge Resource Management product called Tempus Resource. 

Greg is the Vice President WorldWide Sales at ProSymmetry, but many of users might remember him as the Founder and CEO of SharkPro Software. Greg  has also a lot of experience leading international teams and partners for over 25 years . He was also the Vice President of eLabor’s Resource Planning Division until the Enterprise Project product was acquired by Microsoft.

Tempus Resource provides managers and stakeholders with the ability to rapidly gauge resource over- and under-allocations, identify opportunities to re-allocate resources, answer the question “when can a project start”, and conduct what-if analyses by simulating changes to project timing.

Listen to this discussion, where Greg discusses in detail about Tempus R, what it can do and some real-life scenarios where it addresses some of the pain points with Project Server.

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In Episode 13 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk to Christine Flora, MCSD, MCITP, MCTS on the new “App” model introduced with Project and Project Server 2013.

Christine is a Strategy consultant for companies working Project and Portfolio Management. She is also the CEO/Founder of Symnoian, LLC, focusing on developing apps for the enterprise use of Windows, SharePoint, Project and Project Server. She was one of the very early starters of app development for Project Server, which has been showcased in Project Conference 2012 and  Project Conference 2014.

Listen to this discussion, where we talk in detail about Christine’s journey with App development, the challenges and opportunities in this model, and the future of the Apps for the enterprise in the area of Project and Project Server. We have also included several links at the bottom of this post to various resources that can help you start developing the apps.

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Key Links for Developers

 For Students:

  • Imagine Cup – Global Student technology competition.
  • DreamSpark – helps students get the tools and support they need to develop apps.
  • DigiGirlz – The camps and day events are being run all over the world.

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In Episode 12 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk to Isabel Merlano on the advantages and challenges of implementing Project Server in a PMO.

Isabel Merlano is a Sr Manager, Global IT PMO with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Her experience includes several years in Information Technology and Information systems with focus on Financial and Communications industries. She is an avid fan  of using Project, Project Server, and SharePoint, with over a decade of using these tools in various roles. She is also a regular presenter at various events related to these topics.
Listen to this discussion, where we talk in detail about Isabel’s experience with Project Server, how her team handled the various adoption challenges posed by various levels of maturity within the user groups. We also discuss how a PMO can endear itself to the organization, by playing a role of a helping friend, as opposed to demanding follower-ship.
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In Episode 11 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher discuss about the upcoming Project Proposal season in various organizations and how to use Project Server/Project Online to make the process efficient.
Listen to this discussion, where we delve deeper into  Ideation, Demand Management and Portfolio Analysis.

We also have several news items regarding Project Lite, Project Support Webcast etc., Please follow the links for further information.

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In Episode 10 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk to the Cindy Lewis, a Project MVP and a renowned expert on MS Project/Project Server.

Listen to this discussion, where we delve deeper into  Project Scheduling in MS Project, PMI-SP Certification and more.

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We also have a PSA (Public Service Announcement) for Microsoft Certified Trainers, who are up for renewal by the end of April 2014.

Contact Cindy:

Email: cindy@4pillarsofsuccess.com
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/cindylewis2/
Twitter: @LewisCindy

Key Links:

  • Blog: http://blog.advisicon.com/
  • PMI-SP info page from PMI (http://www.pmi.org/Certification/PMI-Scheduling-Professional-PMI-SP.aspx)
  • Why I Decided to Be a Scheduling Specialist (http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs109/1112227710467/archive/1113769746741.html)
  • Scheduling is Now a Career What You Need to Know (PMI Global Congress 2010, paper for sale) – http://marketplace.pmi.org/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?GMProduct=00101288100&iss=1
  • PMI-SP Credential series on MPUG:
    • http://www.mpug.com/articles/earn-your-pmi-sp-part-1-explore-the-credential/
    • http://www.mpug.com/articles/earn-your-pmi-sp-part-2-the-application-process-and-getting-through-the-exam/
    • http://www.mpug.com/articles/earn-your-pmi-sp-part-3-what-you-need-to-study/
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In Episode 9 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk to the renowned SharePoint and Project Management expert Dux Raymond Sy.

Listen to this discussion, where we discuss a wide array of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Is Project Management and the use of tools like MS Project extending beyond PMO
  • Is MS Project/Project Server the right tool always? – Using the right tool for your need, and not a one hammer for all a nails approach
  • How does the latest suite of tools from MS (Project 2013, Project Online) help this transition?
  • A Step by step phased approach for a PPM Implementation
  • Sustainable User adoption tips and tricks

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Key Links:

Dux’s Blog: http://meetdux.com/

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What is that? What was a Project Manager doing at a SharePoint Conference, you ask?  Dave Fletcher got a chance to attend to the SharePoint Conference 2014, so come listen to this discussion, where we talk about the key events that happened, important announcements, some really good sessions that we felt were very useful, and finally some conference humor.
Also listen to the review on App of the Week, which is is FluentPro’s Project Milestones for this week.

Key Links:

  • MS Project Conference 2014 Videos:http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Project/2014
  • SharePoint Conference 2014 Videos:https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2014
  • Cargill: Real-world challenges and value in introducing enterprise social, SPC295: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2014/SPC295
  • Driving enterprise social from the bottom up, SPC266:https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/SharePoint-Conference/2014/SPC266
  • FluentPro Project Milestones: http://tinyurl.com/p53ubsm

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In Episode 7 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher give you a round up of  Microsoft Project Conference 2014 that we attended in Anaheim, California between Feb 2-5, 2014.

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Listen to this discussion, where we talk about the key events that happened, important announcements, some really good sessions that we felt were very useful, and finally some conference humor.

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In Episode 6 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk  to Jan Kalis, the Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Project and Visio, at Microsoft, about the upcoming Microsoft Project Conference 2014 happening in Anaheim, California between Feb 2-5, 2014.

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Listen to this discussion, where Jan talks about what to expect at the conference, the mobile app, sessions, design time sessions and much more.

Key Links:

Project Conference 2014: http://www,msprojectconference.com

Jan Kalis’ Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jkalis/

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In Episode 5 of MS Project Podcast, host Prasanna Adavi talks Project MVP Michael Wharton, about “Monitoring PMO Governance”.

Listen to this discussion, where we explore why the tool (Project Sever) is completely data driven, and how to keep the quality of the data, and how to use that data to drive the governance of PMO, its reports and activities. Michael also tells us how much of this monitoring could be automated using Query Driven reports, Reminders, Powershell commands and so on.

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In Episode 4 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk about “Why do Project Managers hate baseline”

Listen to this discussion, where we explore the why the general tendency for project managers is to not give enough importance to baselines, and why they are important for Reporting, Tracking, and earned value calculations. We also discuss few ideas of introducing baselines slowly into the organization.

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In Episode 3 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk about “What do Executives Want – Reporting with Project and Project Server”.

Listen to this discussion, where we explore the “why” part of the reporting, what reports make sense to which people, how to gather requirements from reluctant executives. We also request the listeners of the podcast to write back to us with any feedback, example of some great reports, any new ideas, so that we can share it with the rest of the community.

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In Episode 2 of MS Project Podcast, hosts Prasanna Adavi and Dave Fletcher talk to Alexander Burton, a Project MVP and Technical Product Manager for Nintex.

Listen to this discussion, where we talk as to when workflows make sense in Project Server, Nintex workflows in Office 365, Project Server 2013 workflows with SharePoint Designer 2013 and so on.

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