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Build to impress

watch-detailWorking in small iterations is our motto and ‘lean and mean’ are our new buzz words. Yes we definitely use SCRUM and hell we are agile. So agile that we do everything the business wants (and more) and faster. Lean and mean, means breaking developing rules, hack everything together and don’t mind the future. Not exactly. Continue reading

Project Professional 2013 Reports Revisit

A long while ago I wrote about the new reports functionaly avialable in Project Professional 2013. When I wrote that piece I was still working with the preview version now with Project Professional being realease for a while now I just want to quickly revist the report functionality in Project Professional 2013.

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Don’t be afraid

donotbeafraidofchangeI think many can recall a moment where they were afraid of the feedback they might get during a test period. Afraid that the business may rethink themselves, afraid of totally unplanned new features. Afraid that some people who see your product for the first time, break your whole world to shreds and claiming your design is from the mid-60’s and created by some drunk and stoned time-traveling Skynet hippie. Continue reading

Not too simple

Simple productSure the phrase KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) has come around much and must sound familiar to you. And you are probably screaming you are doing one of these things:  ‘lean and mean’, ‘agile’, ‘SCRUM’. In this post I will explain, what the possible pitfalls are of these methods and why you shouldn’t always focus on making things as simple as possible. Continue reading

Practice makes Perfect Part 8 – Customizing the Ribbon

I have been working with Microsoft Project for a decent amount of time now and I go to a lot of clients during my Project Server implementations. One thing I noticed with the average Project Manager that they never use the feature to customize their ribbon. For the people that do not know what the ribbon is, it is the action bar where all the buttons reside in Office products.

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Practice makes Perfect Part 7 – Groups and Filters

Microsoft Project Pro 2013 Preview Full Serial x86 x64In my post Practice makes Perfect Part 3 – Views I explained how you can make your own  view. In that post I promised to also show how you can make your own groups and filters. While I expect a lot of people find this easy or just use the default groups and filters it is still useful for beginners.

I will also take the time to go trough the default filters and groups and might be useful on a daily basis.

And again I will be using the preview version of Project Professional 2013 for this post. This is not the final product and changes may still occur. If you are curios about the new version of Microsoft Project go here and try it out for yourself.

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Gamification in Projects

(Project)managers tend to forget about thanking and rewarding their team members and instead focus on the work that has to be done and drill down on deadlines. Propstoyou a new teamboard platform, helps you giving these rewards to your team members and give them that extra motivation boost to go that extra mile. Propstoyou is a tool that mixes gamification into your projects. For those who do not already know, Gamification is when you add a gaming element to something that is in essence not a game, in this case projects. An example of gamification is whenever you post a lot on forums you notice that you will promote in rank and/or you are rewarded with badges. Same goes for Propstoyou within projects.

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