Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ep 14: Resource Analysis and What-If Modeling in Project Server with Tempus R




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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    Monday, June 30, 2014



    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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    Monday, June 16, 2014



    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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    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Ep 11: 5 steps to use Project Server for your Project Proposal Season




    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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    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Ep10: Project Schedules, PMI-SP and more with Cindy Lewis, Project MVP


    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.

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

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    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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    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    EP 9: Social Project Management and Sustainable Adoption with Dux Raymond Sy!


    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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    Dux's Blog: http://meetdux.com/





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    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Ep 8: A Project Manager's experience at SharePoint Conference 2014!



    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.

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    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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