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I have had the opportunity to work with Ira Brown in customizing Microsoft Project and building add-on components to Project Server. He has excellent knowledge in the Microsoft Project world with invaluable vision of processes. I would highly recommend Project Widgets, Inc.

– Lystra Haynes, Project Management Office, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

  Hammock Task Widget

A hammock task is a task which spans the entire duration of a phase or project, such as a "Project Management" task. In Microsoft Project, there is no "clean" way to get a hammock task's duration to automatically adjust as the phase or project's duration changes...until now. More...
  Got To Get You Into My List

If you have ever worked with custom fields in Microsoft Project, you are probably familiar with the concept of a "value list". Value lists are particularly useful for restricting the allowable values for a custom text field. One of the challenges of administering value lists is getting the list populated in an easy manner. More...






The Project Widgets team of experts can customize Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server to meet an organization's exact business requirements. What can we do for you?


We can create presentation quality reports and dashboards directly from live Microsoft Project data using SQL Reporting Services. Stop manually producing those PowerPoint slides each month!

We can automate tedious, repetitive actions in a single project or across multiple projects (e.g., saving the baseline, inserting or deleting tasks, changing a field value, etc.)

We can customize the Project Guide (Microsoft Project’s left pane) to reflect your project initiation and execution methodology

Click here to request more information about our Microsoft Project customization services. If you can imagine it, we can build it.



At Project Widgets, we specialize in taking the mystery out of Microsoft Project. All of our training programs are designed to help you master the fundamentals of Microsoft Project. We will teach you exactly what you need to know to perform your job, relating the software features to real-life, practical applications in the workplace. We will also emphasize industry best practices to ensure you are using the software in the most effective way.

We deliver our Microsoft Project training at your location, and our instructors are industry experts and published authors in the field of project management.

Click here for more information on the following Microsoft Project training offerings:

  • Microsoft Project Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Project Server Administration
  • Microsoft Project Executive
  • Microsoft Project Team Member


Project Widgets has the experience and expertise to guide you through the process of successfully implementing Microsoft Project solutions in your organization. We will use our proven methodology to make sure you get it right the first time.

At Project Widgets, we realize that it takes more than just a "tool" to be successful at project management. That's why we offer a full array of services designed help you achieve project management greatness.

Click here for more information on the following consulting offerings:
  • Project Management Consulting

  • Microsoft Project Implementation Services

  • Microsoft Project Training

  • Mentoring and Support



Every organization is different, so why should you take a "one size fits all" approach with your project management tool?

At Project Widgets, we are experts at tailoring Microsoft Project to work the way you want to manage projects. Built into Microsoft Project is a robust development environment called "Visual Basic for Applications" (VBA). With VBA, it's easy to incorporate your process into the tool and literally lead your users through the steps they need to know to be successful.

Depending on your needs, Project Widgets can also create more sophisticated add-ons to Microsoft Project using Microsoft's latest .NET development technologies. We also can customize Project Web Access and Sharepoint to further enhance your project management processes.

If you would like to see how Project Widgets can help you simplify your life using Microsoft Project, click here to learn more...



September 4, 2009

Ira Brown to be Featured Presenter at PMI Delaware Valley Chapter Tools Conference


Ira Brown, the founder and president of Project Widgets, will be a featured presenter at PMI Delaware Valley Chapter Tools Conference Seminar Day in Philadelphia on November 6, 2009.

This fun and informative one-day workshop entitled "Beyond Macros: Automating Microsoft Project for Non-Techies" will provide the attendee with an understanding and working knowledge of the automation capabilities of Microsoft Project. The session is geared toward the Microsoft Project business user, rather than a technical programmer, providing practical, real-world illustrations for solving the common business challenges a user faces when working with Microsoft Project.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Creating automated "batch" printing routines, including to-do lists for each resource
  • Calculating project metrics, such as the number of tasks that are behind schedule
  • Creating automation to help meet key deadlines by reducing the duration of critical tasks
More...


Global Specialty Biopharmaceutical Company Speeds Time-to-Market with EPM Solution

Shire Pharmaceuticals, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, lacked consistent project and resource planning methods, which hindered decision making. To address that need, Shire deployed the Microsoft® Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution with help from Accenture, Microsoft Services, and Project Widgets.

To learn more about this solution, click the following link:

Click here to read the full case study...



Project Widgets was an exhibitor at the Microsoft Project Conference which was held February 2-5, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Ira Brown, the President and CEO of Project Widgets, along with the Project Widgets team, showcased several new widgets at the conference.

This year, we showcased our latest widgets: SnapIt! for Project 2013 and Scenario Builder Widget for Project 2013.

SnapIt! is an enterprise application that creates snapshots of key project information that can easily be transformed into a presentation-quality report with just a few clicks. Instead of spending hours creating PowerPoint slides for senior management meetings, project managers can now focus on managing their schedules.

Scenario Builder Widget provides What-If? analytics for your projects, making the impact of pursuing a particular path for your project immediately visible.

 
 
If you are experiencing Microsoft Project challenges and would like to discuss your situation with a Microsoft Project expert, give us a call for a free initial consultation. We have many different ways we can support you in your use of Microsoft Project, and we'd love to help you out. Click here for more information.
 
  When you work with Project Widgets to deliver Microsoft Project training and consulting, you are working with the industry's best-selling authors and authorities on Microsoft Project.

Our credentials include such books as:
- Que's Using Microsoft Project (Special Edition)
from Macmillan Publishing
- Microsoft Office Project 2003 Bible
from Wiley Publishing (contributor)
- Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Project in 24 Hours
from Macmillan Publishing
   
     
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