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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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?

What evidence could an IT department provide to demonstrate that any major configuration changes or software updates were only applied through a managed change control process. We are being tasked to spot check some systems admins to ensure they are aligning with change management best practices, but I am unsure what actual evidence they could provide to an external auditor to prove the upgrade was managed through a change control process, i.e. documentation, records, notes, logs etc.
I need to test to see how well ProjectLibre ( is able to allow users to view Project 2016 & 2013 files.

Please provide me with sources on the internet where I can download Project 2016 & 2013 files so I can fully test how well ProjectLibre works.
Hello -

I am bidding on a project to implement a Public outdoor WIFI with a 1 - 2 mile radius of coverage. The hardware that will be used are Cisco Meraki APs.

At this point I do not know how many users on average are expected to connect. How does one plan for a project like this and what should be out under consideration in the planning phase. I know this is a very general question but I would like to get some feedback on how you guys would approach a project like this.
I got few SLAs/Service contracts. How you guys maintain or keep track of these.
Your suggestions are appreciated.
I am looking for a web solution for customer accessible general query, help desk, issue and problem tracking (ticketing). Do any of y'all have preferred vendor/software for such?
Thank you!
I then went to GOOGLE, did a search, and MS Project 2016 PRO for $499 via which is 1/2 of the price is charging

What is the best site to purchase LEGAL MS Project 2016 PRO licenses from ?
Dear Experts

We have approx 11 projects each of the project has 5 to 7 sales users, presently all the calls are directly landing to the sales users as every project is announced with one DID number and our PBX is configured in round robin calls routing for the sales team. Also customer support payment follow-up for the existing customers approx 4 for each project in total 7 projects as of now customer complaints are manual and hence customer used to visit the location or send email.

I have proposed call centre operations for the sales, customer support and customer complaints of total 8 resource assuming on any day one resource will be weekly off and one may be absent hence 6 resource working.
1. the process is restructuring the marketing/sales existing process with the call centre enabled all the inbound calls of all the 11 projects will first handled by the front line staff of call centre only the potential leads will be assigned to the sales users though the sugarcrm as the call centre application is integrated with sugarcrm application.
2. customer complaints will be handled through the case management as we have suagrcrm enterprise edition
Management has accepted for this proposal but asking me justification for 8 resource, I planned to tell that each project 2 man resource effort will be reduced hence 22-8 but let us calculate 16-8 hence 8 man resource will be reduced more than that effective tracking of leads and its activities will be achieved.
We are also …
Dear Experts

Though I am working as AVP IT now management is interested to promote me there found to be little confusion as I have enabled various technology also business process mapping digital marketing and call centre operations, I am the project manager for CRM implementing and managing this for marketing automation, sales force automation and customer support managed to successfully implement and manage, did sell the idea of advanced marketing automation tool which is native integration to CRM and handling best practice for lead nurturing and also integrated the call centre and heading the call centre operations, this been deployed at central location and all our branch office team using this tools, involved in adoption and change management, got buy in from core team educated the technology benefits and I am still on to it, as i am linux knowledgeable all the solutions system and network related been handled by myself, I have asked for promotion from my existing designation which is AVP-IT , can you please suggest the designation that suits me, should it be VP-IT Operations should there be anything else which I am not aware please help me in suggesting the suited designation which will be help for my carrier
Where does one schedule the User refresh/pull in MS Project Online?

We are in a hybrid environment, migrating users to Office 365, our AD Connect/DirSync runs  every 3 hours unless I force a manual delta update... yet our users that get added to a specific security group for Project access (Team Members) doesn't get synced every three hours, but rather many hours later... So many times we have to tell the users to just wait and eventually they will have permission.

Thanks in advance.

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.