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Once again it's time for "How is Project Insight different from MS Project?" I love this series because Wes is like a mad scientist at his desk trying to make MS Project just that much better. (Muah ha ha!) He does this for you, our customers. All for you. Project Insight does not adjust t... (more)
by: Margaret Campbell in:    From the Office Hours    Comments (2)
This topic really gets Wes going. He was traveling to Wikipedia articles left, right, up, and down when he tried to explain this one to me. A few of those articles are included here so you too can get a taste of the "Wes Experience" when he gets going on a topic he's passionate about. Please enj... (more)
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We had a great question this session regarding a team really taking interest in their project manager's estimates: This particular team, and I hope your team sees value in this too, made it a priority to show the team members how much time they should spend on each task. For example, if th... (more)
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We had a manager of a company's PMO in the Office Hours session who wanted information two-fold. First, she had a group of very respectful Project Managers who wanted to look at resource allocation first before assigning resources to their project. Secondly, she wanted to see the wide view of "s... (more)
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Resource Pool is a setting in MS Project that forces MS Project to behave more like Project Insight. Without turning the Resource Pool option on: When you enter a resource named Dan and and a resource named Daniel, they become different resources. Also, when you type "John Smith, Jr." you are als... (more)
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There are always several paths the questions can wander down in our Office Hours sessions. We can talk about software questions: How do I attach a document to the task? How do I run a report to show me my actual hours for this Time Code? Why does Project Insight give me this weird error... (more)
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I agree! If you try to go to each task and add or remove assignments. Instead, on the Project Resource Page, you have the option to move many or all tasks at once. While on the Project Resources page, look for the resource who WILL RECEIVE the task. Project Insight focuses on who will take... (more)
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Clearly we have quite a few MS Project users in our midst. It makes sense. Serious project managers use MS Project. Serious project managers use Project Insight. Project Insight has often been called "MS Project on steroids" because we take the functionality of MS Project and make that informati... (more)
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To quote Wes in the Office Hours, "Sprints are freakin' easy with Project Insight." Drag and Drop You have the Drag and Drop features of the Task List page. There is a quick video about Dragging and Dropping Tasks to help demonstrate the "how to." Once you know the 'how to,' you can use this k... (more)
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Sure thing! Setting Cross Project Dependencies is easy. If you mean that tasks on Project A can influence the schedule of tasks on Project B, then yes. We call those Cross Project Dependencies and you can read about them here: Using Cross Project Dependencies (Short ‘How To’ article) Be... (more)
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