10 Tips for Successful User Adoption

Tip 1: You can do it – but don’t go it alone! Project Server user adoption planning requires a team of players. This team should include stakeholders from all impacted business areas. Consider external resources who may use the tool you’re looking to adopt. These resources could be other customers and partners or members of user groups. Hearing from sources […]

Wicresoft Achieves Triple Gold Partner Level

Wicresoft, leader of technical solutions and consulting services, announces it has achieved Triple Gold status – earning Gold Microsoft competencies in Project and Portfolio Management, Collaboration and Content, and Cloud Productivity. This accomplishment highlights their expertise with a diverse range of Microsoft solutions including Project Online/Server, SharePoint, and Office 365. The rigorous accreditation process involved in-depth vetting of technical expertise, […]

Don’t Let Scope Creep You Out

While scope creep can often derail a project, it can also represent an opportunity to organizations to improve their products, build reputations, and improve relations with their customers. One can often avoid or control scope creep by following a number of best practices, such as: • Involving the end users (customers) early on in the project • Incorporating the Change […]

Newest Power BI Features for February 2017

Microsoft has released Power BI Desktop for February 2017 with some great additions! These include new Quick Calcs for measures, formatting features, and improvements to data connectors and query editing. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new: Reports get more formatting control • Word wrap on matrix row headers • X- and Y-axis font size control • Cartesian chart minimum […]

Five Steps to a Successful PMO Strategy

In the increasingly competitive landscape, businesses are seeking to reduce risk and avoid unnecessary costs – all while moving faster and more efficiently than ever before. PMOs are being created to provide tools, standards, procedures, and training necessary to deliver successful projects. Whether your PMO is established or just starting out, make sure it is setup for long-term success with […]

Project Sites: A platform for PMOs to leverage their teams potential

Have you ever looked at a Project Schedule/Plan and wondered, why did it exceed the budget and extend past the baseline? What’s the story behind this plan? To figure this story out, you may have to gather documents from emails, shared drives, and interview whichever resources are still around from the project! Wouldn’t it be great if all of this […]

Resource Management: Maintaining a Balanced Team with Project Online

Every project requires a team of resources to bring the project to life … and to a successful conclusion. For a project to be successful (and to keep resources happy) the team’s workload should be managed so individuals are not “overallocated” or assigned more work than they can perform in a given period of time. The keys to creating and […]

Top 4 New Features in Project Online

Microsoft Project Online is a renowned leader in the enterprise PPM space. One of the advantages of this Software as a Service (SaaS) offering is that customer are able to leverage new features as Microsoft introduces them, rather than being forced to perform a platform upgrade. Microsoft has released several new features recently in Project Online, and is slated to […]

4 Steps to Create Meaningful Reports

Getting ready! Setting up your data. What data is best? How to choose what data is meaningful. Which route to take? Pros and Cons of the various reporting options available. What goes where? How to best layout your reports. Very often, when asking a client what reports they would like to see out of Project Server or Project Online the […]

Microsoft Adoption Offer

Starting February 1, 2016, new Office 365 (O365) customers who purchase a minimum of 50 seats of eligible Office 365 SKUs and set up a new tenant, may qualify for the FY16 Office 365 Adoption Offer. New O365 customers who purchase eligible O365 SKUs, based on the quantities and dates shown in the below reference table, and set up a […]