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  • Blog Post: At a Glance: Roles vs. Generic Resources

    Project Server 2010 supports both resource roles and generic resources . On the surface, these terms may appear to be redundant. If you want to call out a Developer in my project, do you do so by identifying a “Developer” role, or by creating a generic resource called, “Developer”? You use roles during...
  • Blog Post: Video interview #1: Resource leveling

    Alright, so several people have agreed that resource leveling is a hot topic. I’ve lined up an interview with Bonny Lau, a Project PM who has graciously agreed to answer your questions. That said, I need your questions! Add them as comments to this blog entry, and I’ll compile them for my interview with...
  • Blog Post: My Tasks Page and Colored Lines

    You launch the My Tasks page in Project Server 2007 and you see these colored lines next to your tasks.  The first thing that comes to mind is what do they mean?  Below is the key to these colors.  Please bear in mind that these colors are meant as guidance and are subject to the influence...
  • Blog Post: Using a Consolidated Project for What-If Analysis

    This post is based on a technique presented in an Ed Hanna e-mail and is augmented with items that we are using internally to manage our own efforts. This technique can work, to a certain extent, in Project Server 2003 and will definitely work in Project Server 2007. There are times where you need...
  • Blog Post: Resource Plans Explained.... I Hope :-)

    Hi, It has been a long time since my last post. Sorry for the long delay and I will try to fix this with more frequent post in the future. OK so let’s get to the topic of the day: “Resource Plans, what are they and how should you use them”. Resource Plans were developed in response to a number of...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Reporting Services Report Pack for Project Server 2007

    This post contains a zip file attachment which is the SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS) 2005 report pack for Project Server 2007. This attachment contains 9 items total: One overview document describing the setup for each report as well as any new custom fields/lookup tables that are required...
  • Blog Post: Resource Management

    Hello, My name is Dave Ducolon and I am a Program Manager for Microsoft Office Project/Project Server. It is my pleasure to write about and to discuss Resource Management and other related topics for the 2007 release. Resource Management is at its best a hard job. And at the core is Capacity Management...
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