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    42 comments  ·  Project for the web » Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone!

    Thanks for the feedback on baselines. I’d love to hear more, and get a discussion going to understand the needs and usage here.

    What’s the most important set of information in a baseline? How often do you take baselines? How often do you compare baselines?

    For those of you who have not previously used the desktop client or Project Online, how have you been tracking baselines on your projects?

    Thanks!
    ~J

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    So the need is simple, I need to compare what I planned to what happened and to my latest estimates, for duration, dates and effort values. The is a point in the lifecycle of the project where I have to put my "stake in the sand" and that's my current "target plan", it's how I'll measure whether I'm on track to deliver or not. At various other points in the lifecycle my target plan might/will change, especially with approved changes, and so I'll need to have opportunity to save multiple targets plans. If terms of comparing them, I'll need to visualise this (typically a tracking gantt type view) but I also need to compare the changes in terms of numbers (eg difference in number of tasks (summary, milestone, normal) between a target plan and the current plan, difference in effort/duration,start,finish dates). I want to be able to answer the following question, i) where I am in terms of my current plan (to tracking to my current schedule) and then more formally, where am I against my target plan (and the ability to track against multiple targets especially at the end of the project during the project wash up). Personally I only see the need for two target plans (original and current target). I only want a nominated single person to be able to save a target plan.

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    Hi,
    The easiest way to do this is by using SharePoint Audiences. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Target-content-to-specific-audiences-33D84CB6-14ED-4E53-A426-74C38EA32293 . Simply create a SharePoint group(s) and then add your users to that group and then target that to the webpart hosting the PDPs

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    Microsoft have tried this in the paste, there was an Outlook add-in back in Project 2007, and then 2010 had Exchange Sync. Ultimately these haven't been a success, but there is a still a requirement out there, and some 3rd party apps do exist, such as www.applepark.co.uk/p2o. Disclaimer, this is my software.

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    21 comments  ·  Project for the web » Roadmap  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone!

    Today, we added improved Roadmap zooming! If you go to your Roadmap, you’ll be able to zoom out to multiple stops and views, and as far out as 6 years!

    Thank you for everyone who shared their feedback and scenarios – please let us know what you think.

    ~J

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    I agree here, roadmaps are often multi - year, I think having a 5 year overview is required.

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    12 comments  ·  Project for the web » Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone!

    We’ve heard your ask for boards, and we understand that its an important way to work.

    We just launched the new Project, with a redesigned user experience that is simple and intuitive. Teams can quickly add new members and set up tasks, and then easily switch between grids, boards, or timeline (Gantt) charts to track progress.

    Some links to learn more:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/10/29/new-microsoft-project-rolls-out-worldwide/?wt_mc_id=aid2409681_qsg_373162&ocid=aid2409681_qsg_373162

    https://products.office.com/en-us/project/project-management-software

    Thanks all, please continue to share your feedback!
    ~J

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    It would be nice to be able to print the boards too from MS Project....

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    There is a 3rd party app to do this, pleas check out www.applepark.co.uk/p2o

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