Status Reporting

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What’s the status of your status reports?

Since project management first became a formal discipline, status reports have been the bane of every project manager’s life.  Team members hate having to stop their work to update them.  Stakeholders doubt the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of them.  PMOs feel as though they spend way too much trying to corral them.  And leadership largely …

Microsoft PPM Platforms: The Fact And The Fiction

“Decades-old fables about Microsoft Project’s lack of capabilities bear little resemblance to today’s reality.” We’ve all heard the age-old myths about the moon being made of cheese or fantastic creatures patrolling murky depths or hairy giants haunting the Pacific Northwest. With experience comes the wisdom to recognize which is truth and which isn’t. Yet, some of us do still …

It’s Time To Automate Status Reporting & Variance Analysis

Part 3 in a series on how to extend the value of Microsoft Project Online & Project Server…One the banes of today’s Project Management professionals is status reporting. It’s an important component of any PPM process. But it’s often a logistical nightmare that typically involves manual processes that suck valuable time away from more strategic activities. Data …