For many years I have managed projects for professional services companies, where I was responsible for the development and execution of projects. More recently I have changed direction slightly, using my knowledge of project management in partnership with the Microsoft EPM suite to help customers deliver projects more effectively, but still keep an active interest in project management.
So why am I telling you this? Well I want to start sharing some of the tips and tricks I have picked up along the way which will hopefully help you plan and execute your projects more effectively, all with a nice MS Project slant.
Over the coming weeks I will be publishing a number of posts under the banner of effective project management with MS Project. Some of the topics I will be covering include:
- Scheduling for Public holidays and planned leave;
- Planning for the unexpected;
- Overallocation of resources;
- Effort estimation; and
- Effective Tracking.
- Hopefully these posts will provide you some insight on how to manage professional services projects slightly easier, but also give you some tips and tricks on how MS Project can assist.