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How to Isolate Unfavorable Work and Cost Variances in Microsoft Project

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Introduction

Keeping your project under control requires a periodic look for tasks that are not progressing as originally planned. As a first step, you must track progress by entering Actual Work, Remaining work, Actual Start and Actual Finish. Once you have captured this information you’re ready to analyze plan variances–that is: tasks where progress is out of sync with the baseline (original estimates).

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Latest Information on Microsoft Project 2013 Release

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Microsoft shook the world of project management when they announced on their blog that they had reached a Release to Manufacturing (RTM) on Project 2013.  They have promised Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013 and Project Server 2013 to all be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1st, with each of these products available to those with Software Assurance in mid-November.  Since then there has been an overwhelming amount of information to wade through, so we would like to offer a helping hand in guiding you through the most relevant pieces in preparation for the release.

The biggest upgrade is that all of the software will be through Office 365, which is delivered in the cloud.  Microsoft is also boasting better flexibility and scalability to fit your specific business needs. (more…)

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Is Microsoft Project Worth It?

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One of the most pressing questions that is always buzzing around the project management world is a very simple one: is the investment that goes into project management solutions software worth it?

We will break this question up into two parts: 1) Would our organization benefit from PM software solutions and 2) If so, is Microsoft Project the best choice? (more…)

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