Project Management

Project management is the discipline of carefully projecting or planning, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value.

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I want to use a resource pool to share manpower or "Work" types but I do not want to show or share Material or Cost types.
I want to use the resource pool for 15 to 20 smaller projects but don't I don't want all the Material and Cost items from all the projects showing up in my resource list. Is there a way to do this?

What is the best way to handle working on 15 to 20 projects at the same time?
I want to add a Green, Yellow, Red status indicator to tasks in a project plan without having to do this manually.
Essentially for each tasks the rules are as follows:
1)  If the task Completion % = 100, then the task is complete and therefore Green
2)  if the task Completion % <100 and today's date is 1 day from the Finish date, then the task has the potential of being Late and therefore Yellow
3) if the task Completion % <100 and the Finish date is < today's date, the task is late and therefore Red
4) Else task is Green  

My Excel skills in writing formulas is not working for me in MS Project :(
So, I noticed, we run a disjointed system. For example: The operation departments need a desk fix, they'll ask for the carpenter, but maybe 2-3 days ago, the customer service unit also requested for a new desk. and then the accounts department needed a new chair.

I will want this synch. so, that the carpenter can get all of his task our company has for him taken care of at once. Same way for the electrician or the plumber, and they'll not have to be coming multiple times.

I want a system where: All our contractors are in one spot, and any employee from any department can make a request, and it'll show up as a request for the carpenter, so when the carpenter comes around, he'll see all the request at one spot.

Kindly advise which app we can use for this. I don't mind a web based app, I also have a local VM, so I can host it on linux or windows. Thank you.
I am new to Jenkins, I was requested to get jenkins running to run our maven projects. I have created a maven project on my jenkins installation but when I run a build I get the following error:

10:42:22 Building in workspace C:\Users\user1\.jenkins\workspace\Test1
10:42:22 ERROR: A Maven installation needs to be available for this project to be built.Either your server has no Maven installations defined, or the requested Maven version does not exist.
10:42:22 Finished: FAILURE

I do have maven installed on my system but I have not figured out where I need to configure maven in jenkins. The attached pics show my system config setup in jenkins and show no location where to point jenkins to where maven is installed. Any help would be greatly appreciated
I am looking to change the color of the text for an entire row based on what is indicated in the "Status" field.  

I have searched other forums and have found solutions that are close, but nothing that really does what I am looking for.  I am aware of the highlight feature and of the conditional formatting, but I can't get them to do what I need. I wrote some VB code to do this exact thing about 5 years ago, but I am a novice, it took me about 5 days to write the very basic code, and then i lost it when I left my last job. :-(

So, I am looking to just have some VB that will do the following:
If Status = "Late" then color the text in the row to "RED"
If Status = "On Schedule" then color the text in the row to "GREEN"
If Status = "Future Task" then color the text in the row to "BLACK"
If Status = "Complete" then color the text in the row to "GRAY"

I would love to get advanced and have something like the following:
If Status = "On Schedule",  AND   % complete is < 85%,  AND   "Finish Date" is < 5 days in future,  then color the text in the row "ORANGE"

Any help is appreciated !!!
We are trying to vet people to work on web projects but only want people in the -6 time zone.

It's difficult to verify this.

Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

How can I have them go to a page, and tell instantly that the IP address is a US one?
hi guys,

What project management tools do you use for managing your projects? I'm managing two developers, but my background is all networks/infrastructure than dev. We're currently using Asana, but the guys are saying that it isn't massively suited to the way they work.

Do any of you guys use Asana? Or perhaps you use something else or have recommendations?

Please see the attached .JPG file. When I enter individual tasks that 1-day each, the total number of days it should show is 3 days. Instead it shows total period. How can i fix this?

I am using Microsoft Project 2016

YajeshMSFT Project - ActivitybDays
How can I find the E-E user named "arkiv2?"  Search does not seem able to locate a user by name.

Im in the programming business and I have multiple projects going on at the same time.

Any idea about the best tool as project management ?
I am currently reviewing basecamp/axosoft/asana/trello

Anybody with some experience with those tools ?

I'm looking for recommendations for project management software.
I'm NOT looking for super-global enterprise apps.  I'm dealing with up to a few hundred tasks and would like software to generate Gantt charts, allow me to assign and track the time of resources and the costs of human and material resources.
i'm It Professional in IT services integrator entreprise
I need your help to chooe a solution "open sourceor Microsoft technologies based" to implement a portal or app to my entreprise my main needs it's:
+ Create centrelized portal contain all of incidents reported by customers
+ each customer has an account to log into his profile and generate a ticket if he has a problem
+ the Project manager can visualise the status of all these projects and tickets status

thank you for advance
Hello Experts,

I am in the process of helping one of my HR colleagues with the definition of tasks & projects performed by the active directory team [including tier 1, 2 and 3], and we need your help to provide the following information:

Define daily/weekly/monthly tasks performed by Tier 1 and Engineers 1

Same as above but for Tier2 and 3 teams

Anticipate projects that AD team might be involved[high level description]

What I would love to see is something like that:

Tier 3

Standard daily task:  Monitor de AD replication; Check DNS/System performance among all domain controllers.

Project : Upgrade the active directory for 2012 R2

I need to cover every single aspect of Directory services per team, Active directory, Federation services, Azure, PKI, ADDS, ADDS, LDAP, AD domain and trust, SSL, and so on. Consider hybrid and on premises environments please

Please, provide as much details as you can. Don't be too generic or attaching only links. Please, elaborate on your answers
Please you guys, how to recover a project 2016 file that i need so much,  is any way you experts
I need to know how to sync from Microsoft Project to SharePoint tasks notes content.

When I try syncing from Project to SharePoint I have two issues.
1) Project tasks notes data does not come through in SharePoint.
2) SharePoint tasks description does not come through to Project.

I don't need both fields to sync, if the notes field data can sync to SharePoint, I can make this work.

Is there a description field in Project that I am missing for a task?
Is there a notes field in SharePoint that I am missing for a task?
I am kinda new at project 2013.  I need to set up several project where the resources are the same on each project and they work 13 hour days - no overtime.
I have tried doing this but when I auto schedule the  duration summary goes to 3.3 day when it should be 3 days?

I would appreciate any and all suggestions on how to set up these projects.

I'm looking for a ticket system for our service organisation. We are using Kayako today and it works okay but there is one feature we are missing and I have tested a lot of other systems as well but no one seems to have implemented it.

What I want is simply to create multiple e-mail conversations i the same ticket. For example, my customer sends an e-mail and want help with something, in some cases I have to take the question with my supplier or another third party and I don't want to involve my customer in that so I simply want to start a new e-mail conversation with a third party in the samt ticket.

So now I'm hoping that some of you may have an suggestion. :)
I am the scheduler for a group that does short projects - 2 days to 2 months.
I would like some input on setting these up particularly in relation to reporting.
should I set up multiple projects and link them or should I have a year long project which incorporates all the little projects?
This is mix of English & technical request:

Need to put up a corporate broadcast (viewable by all in the corporate)
on the use of emails to minimize spam
I am a help desk manager over a group of four technicians. In our department hierarchy, I have two senior (tier 3) technicians above me and a department director. We use a work order software called Track-It by BMC Software. It also does asset management and a whole bunch of other functions that we don't use.

Now the problem - Nobody wants to use this software. Well, almost nobody. Of the four techs I manage, two of them are pretty good about putting most of their work orders in. Another does about half, and another who is set to retire in less than two years just refuses to put anything in until the end of the week, then he rushes to enter about a dozen and that's it. On top of that, nobody in the positions above me uses this software. My department director is the kind of manager who covers his desk and monitor with post-it notes. There's also two giant white boards covered with notes - this is how they "manage" projects.

I have decided to ditch Track-It because I'm tired of asking people to put in work orders and I have no support behind it from upper management. Plus the vendor wants a $5,500 annual maintenance fee which is overdue. I'd rather use that money to buy training material and classes.

If we stop using this work order system and track things entirely by email, handwritten notes, etc, how many requests do you think will fall by the wayside? I know our customer service will slip some, but at the same time half the department isn't using the system anyway.…
I've been part of a BusinessObjects team for about a year, having never been involved in BO before. But I have been doing IT systems for a good long while, with particular emphasis / expertise in writing awesome SQL statements . . .

I finally was able to produce some data points in regards to report usage, in contrast to online screen transactions. This is your classic (higher education) transaction system, with data-entry screens, canned reports, and ad-hoc reporting via BusinessObjects Web Intelligence.

So here is the data -
ERP Activity
So the raw observation is that reports, both standard and ad-hoc, are hardly used. What do you make of this ? I realize there are many factors involved, but does this strike you as way too lopsided, or what ?

We have a large translation project for which we wanted to use MS Project.  The problem is that the methodology that MS Project uses is normally to provide a total or hourly rate cost.

We want to provide something that is more akin to the translation world:

- No of words (planned)
- No of words (actual)
- Cost per word (e.g. $0.10 - 10 cents)

These I guess will be custom fields added in "Resources".   I am somewhat confused whether to add custom fields in task (for above) or whether I should instead add in resources (cannot see how to add custom fields there).   The correct logic is:

- Create a task for a given 'block' of work - e.g. Translator Chapter 1 is task, No of Words is 1000
- Assign 2 resources (for example) to this Task (resource 1 may be 8 cents, resource 2 may be 10 cents)
- Based on the work completed - e.g. resource 1 may complete 400 words, resource 2 may complete 600 then a multiplier is worked out - e.g. 400 x 0.08 and 600 x 0.10 = Total resource cost.
- We also want to enter Customer Rate - e.g. 12 cents per word
- We also want a "Gross Profit" field on the task level (will be subtasks also).

Since we are relatively basic in MS Project skills would appreciate some directional insight and practical guidance on where to look in MS Project - e.g. which menus, sections we should explore.  Grateful if the advice can be specific as we have used MS Project despite not being experts and are familiar with adding tasks, resources, etc.
One of the big challenges with sites like Upwork and Freelancer, is the time zone.  There used to be crossloop but I think that's gone now.

Assistance in finding a site for only US time zones is greatly appreciated.
I have been looking at power bi, but I don't quite understand what it can do, and how to use it.

I want it to use it to track project costs against a budget.  We have the budget in a spreadsheet with a breakdown for each component we are building in the project.  

What all would I have to do to get this data into Power BI and use it to display the status of everything, or is power bi not meant for doing something like this?
I need to pull all files from this hub:

I have a GitHub account and logged in successfully. I also have SourceTree and use Git all the time.

What's my next step?

I wildlife to pull the whole repo, but first I need to see the total size before I do that.

In fact, there are Python files there as well. What do I do with them? Open it in s browser?


Project Management

Project management is the discipline of carefully projecting or planning, organizing, motivating and controlling resources to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value.