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Blog2022-08-13T13:59:06-04:00

Time Entry Summary Panel in the New Interface

Version française: Sommaire de saisie du temps dans la nouvelle interface

Recently, we released a new email notification to users who have not filled out their timesheets correctly. The feedback has been great, and following this feature, we decided to release a panel that displays timesheets that are filled out correctly or not for the users you manage. This panel allows you to follow up on users’ timesheets and whether the time entry was correctly done.

How to access the summary panel?

To open the Time Entry Summary Panel, simply click the menu item below:

Here is a summary of the panel:

  • The Typical Week Hours value can […]
  • The Missing Hours = (Total Hours – Typical Week Hours)
    • The Typical Week Hours value can […]
    • The Missing Hours = (Total Hours – Typical Week Hours)
      • The Typical Week Hours value can […]
        • You see all the users you’re allowed to do time approval for.
        • For each user, you see the In Progress, Submitted, Rejected, and Approved hours, along with the Total and Missing Hours.
        • The Missing Hours = (Total Hours – Typical Week Hours)
          • The Typical Week Hours value can […]
By |2024-05-22|

Timesheet Improvements in the New Interface

We are proud to launch new improvements to our timesheet module. Over the past few years, we have received much feedback on improving our time management processes.

Here is a summary of them:

  • When you submit your time to someone, we now record the user you selected. For reporting purposes, the “Submitted To” column can be chosen on your My Time and Time Approval panels.
  • The “User Group” filter has been added to the Time Approval panel.
  • You can now force the choice of an approver when the time is submitted. This particular option is set at the account level.
  • Each user can select a default approver to ease the selection when submitting their time.
  • An email notification can be sent to users who did not complete their timesheet properly: not fully submitted or not fully entered the minimum number of hours.

New “Submitted To” Column

When you submit your time to someone, […]

By |2024-04-18|

Introducing Project Portfolios in AceProject

After months of hard work, we are proud to introduce a new way of working with your projects: Project Portfolios.

A portfolio of projects should contain similar projects, sharing the same structure of assigned users, task statuses, groups, types, and priorities. In a portfolio, assigned users have the same access rights for all projects, except if you overwrite them at the project level. When you create a project, you must choose the portfolio to which it belongs.

  • Example: Let’s say you have ten marketing projects; then you should group them into a Marketing Portfolio to ensure all marketing projects have the same structure. This will allow you to display all tasks from your marketing portfolio in one click. Soon, we plan to enable you to move a task from one project to another in the same portfolio in a single click and to activate the Board view for all projects from a portfolio.
  • Before the Portfolios: Previously, you had parent and child projects with dynamic and static templates. That concept has been deprecated and replaced with […]
By |2024-02-05|

Administration Panels Complete in the New Interface

We proudly announce that we made great progress in the new interface. We have completed all project, user, and account management panels. Please login to the New Interface and give it a try.

Here is the list of things you can now do:

  • Add a user to your account;
  • Modify any user preferences or your own profile (including your password);
  • Open a user list panel to see all users;
  • Assign a user to a project with proper access rights;
  • Assign a project to a user with proper access rights;
  • Modify your account preferences;

How to add a user to your account?

Simply click the “New User” menu item at the screen’s top upper left: see the image below. A panel will appear to enter the new user credentials, access rights, email notifications, and other settings.

By |2023-07-27|

Introducing the User List Panel in the New Interface

Before the end of the year, we are glad to launch our latest release of 2022, which includes a new user list panel for AceProject. The next iteration of that panel will allow you to edit the settings for each user, including their project access rights.

How to open the User List Panel?

Simply click the “Users” button at the screen’s top upper left: see the image below. Proper access rights are needed: administrators will see all users with all fields (27), while regular users will see a limited number of fields (9).

 

What columns are available in the user panel view?

The user panel allows you to add/remove the columns in the grid by simply clicking the 3-dot menu from any column. You can choose from 27 columns:

 

How to use the User List panel?

The User List panel offers a lot of flexibility. By default, you see all active users in your account. You can […]

By |2022-12-15|

New Time and Project Features in the New Interface

Good News! We just rolled out many new features in the New Interface. When you create a new project from a template, we added some options to also copy tasks and documents.

An administrator can now manage time types and time statuses without going to the classic interface anymore.

Finally, you can see your deleted projects directly from the Project List panel, and restore them easily within the 30-day grace period.

 

How to use the Copy Project Options?

When you create a new project, you have to select a template project to share the structure with. Once the template project is selected, you now have some copy options available below.

 

How to manage your Time Types and Time Statuses?

Simply click the “Time” button located at the top upper left of the screen, and choose the option your want. You have to be an administrator to access this feature.

 

How to modify your […]

By |2022-11-02|

Dealing With Time Constraints In Project Management

Time constraint is a limiting factor that affects the project schedule. This means insufficient time to complete all the tasks within the given timeframe. This can arise due to various reasons, such as changes in scope, unrealistic deadlines, and unavailability of resources. People working under tight deadlines are likelier to communicate to complete the task. This can lead to a better understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses and help build trust.

One of the most critical aspects of project management is time management. Time constraints are a reality of any project, and it is essential to understand how to best deal with them. Time constraint determines how long a project will take to complete. This includes the time needed for planning, executing, and closing the project. Other factors, such as cost and quality, can also affect the timeline of a project. For example, it will take longer if the project requires more resources than initially planned.

By |2024-06-11|

How Ad Blockers Enhance PM Workflows

You know that feeling when you’re trying to focus on a project, and your screen suddenly floods with ads? Annoying, right? Well, you’re not alone. Every second counts in today’s fast-paced world and distractions can wrench your productivity gears. 

Enter ad blockers, the unsung heroes of efficient project management workflows. Let’s dive into how these nifty tools can transform your work life, one blocked ad at a time.

Understanding Ad Blockers

Ad blockers play a pivotal role in streamlining online interactions by removing unwanted content.

Definition and Purpose

You’ve likely encountered pop-ups, banner ads, and video commercials while browsing the web. Ad blockers are tools designed to eliminate these distractions, giving you a cleaner and more focused online experience. 

Their main purpose is to prevent advertisements from loading on web pages, which can not only declutter your view but […]

By |2024-05-31|

Exploring the Project Life Cycle: An Overview

Curious about the seamless progression of successful projects from inception to completion?

The project life cycle holds the key, offering a structured framework for navigating the intricacies of project execution. Understanding the project life cycle is essential for project managers, as it furnishes a systematic overview of a project’s trajectory. In this introduction, we’ll dive into the significance of the project life cycle and provide a concise overview of its primary phases, setting the stage for a deeper exploration of each stage’s relevance and practical application to efficient project management.

Why Are Project Phases Important? 

Project phases play a crucial role in project management, providing clarity, organization, and structure throughout the project’s lifecycle. They serve as a roadmap, breaking down the project into manageable work packages with clear deliverables and goals. This segmentation facilitates better planning, resource allocation, and risk management.

Moreover, project phases enable effective management […]

By |2024-05-29|

Sommaire de saisie du temps dans la nouvelle interface

Récemment, nous avons mis en place une nouvelle notification par courriel pour notifier les utilisateurs qui n’ont pas correctement rempli leurs feuilles de temps. Les retours ont été excellents, et suite à cette fonctionnalité, nous avons décidé de lancer un tableau de bord qui affiche les feuilles de temps correctement ou incorrectement remplies pour les utilisateurs que vous gérez. Ce tableau de bord est en fait un sommaire de la saisie du temps et vous permet de vérifier si l’entrée des heures a été correctement effectuée.

Comment accéder au tableau de bord de saisie du temps ?

Pour ouvrir le table de bord, simplement cliquer sur l’item de menu ci-dessous:

Voici un résumé de ce qu’offre le tableau de bord :

  • Vous voyez tous les utilisateurs pour lesquels vous êtes autorisé à approuver le temps.
  • Pour chaque utilisateur, vous voyez les heures En cours, Soumises, Rejetées et Approuvées, ainsi que le Total et les Heures Manquantes.
  • Les Heures Manquantes = (Heures Totales – Heures Typiques de la Semaine)
    • La valeur des Heures […]
By |2024-05-22|

Real-Time Monitoring and Safety in Project Management

Do you ever wish you had superpowers to manage projects effortlessly? Unfortunately, handling everything alone is daunting and often unachievable. Real-time monitoring can be a powerful ally in project management. It acts as a vigilant observer, continuously tracking your projects and providing up-to-date insights on progress.

With an efficient dashboard, you can swiftly make informed decisions, track progress, and identify potential issues before they escalate. This level of control can dramatically improve your ability to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to everyone’s satisfaction. Moreover, in terms of safety, real-time monitoring is invaluable. It allows you to address safety concerns as they arise, potentially preventing severe incidents and ensuring a smooth operational flow.

The Heartbeat of Project Management

Real-time monitoring is the secret sauce of project management. It keeps you on your toes, ready to seize opportunities or dodge bullets, with instant insights into your project’s health and […]

By |2024-05-10|

The 9 Most Important Skills for Business Development

About 25% of businesses fail in their first year, often due to insufficient business development strategies. Therefore, one must hone a few key skills before starting a business. What are the skills required for business development?

To become a pro in business development, you must improve several skills, including the following:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Research and analysis
  3. Negotiation and persuasion skills
  4. Business Intelligence
  5. Learning and adaptation
  6. ROI & Data Analysis
  7. Project management
  8. Leadership
  9. Time management

Let’s explore why these skills are required and how you can improve them. It will help you develop your businesses. 

9 Important Business Development Skills 

While business development requires you to master many skills, the following ones are the ones […]

By |2024-05-09|

10 Reasons why a PMP certification is still important

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification remains one of the most prestigious and widely recognized credentials in project management. Despite the emergence of new methodologies and technologies, the importance of PMP certification continues to hold firm. Here are ten reasons why obtaining a PMP certification is still a valuable investment for professionals looking to enhance their careers in project management.

1. Global Recognition

The PMP certification is recognized and respected worldwide. It represents a standard of competence that employers worldwide acknowledge and seek in potential employees. A PMP certification can significantly increase your job opportunities, as it is universally accepted proof of your project management skills and knowledge.

Example: Maria, a project manager from Spain, successfully applied for a project management position in a large tech firm in Canada. Her PMP certification was crucial in demonstrating her credentials during the application process, as the Canadian company readily recognized it despite her […]

By |2024-04-25|

5 Ways AI and Automation Are Transforming Project Management

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation is reshaping traditional project management practices across many industries. Recognizing the significance of these technological advancements is crucial for professionals navigating the dynamic field of project management. 

We will examine five key ways that artificial intelligence and automation are transforming project management to highlight their significance and the revolutionary effects they are having.

1) Streamlined Task Allocation and Resource Management

Integrating AI-driven tools has led to significant advancements in task allocation and resource management in modern project management. These tools leverage AI algorithms to automate task assignments, considering team members’ specific skills and availability. By intelligently matching tasks with individuals possessing the requisite expertise and considering their current workload, project managers can ensure optimal resource utilization and minimize potential bottlenecks or delays.

Predictive analytics are pivotal in enhancing resource management by forecasting demand and optimizing resource allocation. […]

By |2024-03-29|
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