8 Bad Habits – Creating and Maintaining Your Project Schedule

in fact there is 9 bad habits, 9th is about project baseline .If there is no project baseline in the project ,we can’t capture the progress easily.


I have always believed that you can learn as much or more from challenges and problems on projects as you do from successes. It is amazing how much you as a project manager contribute to the project’s challenges (in a bad way). The project schedule is a good example of where a project manager can have the best intentions in the world, and yet they create a schedule that is difficult to understand and nearly impossible to maintain. The bad thing about a poorly constructed project schedule is that it is something you have to live with the entire project life cycle. I have been on more than one project where we decided it was best to have a “do over” on the schedule than continue to struggle along with the one we were using.

There are a handful of traps that project managers fall into when creating a project…

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Getting started with #ProjectOnline Round up #PS2013 #Office365 #Project #PPM #SharePointOnline #PM #SP2013

Project server 2013 tutorial

Joined Up Solutions

Hopefully some of you would have seen that I finished the final post on the “Getting started with Project Online” series last week. I realised that there were quite a few posts (9 altogether) so thought some sort of summary would be beneficial for all. Below you will find a summary for all the posts I created in the series with links to each post.

Part 1 – Project Online creation
This post focused how to create the Project Online instance on the Office 365 tenant

Part 2 – Project Online permission mode and Enterprise Custom fields
This post focused what to do first after creating the Project Online tenant, it starts with the permission mode then moves on the Enterprise Custom fields

Part 3 – Project Professional Enterprise Global
This post focused on creating Project Professional Enterprise Global views

Part 4 – Project Web App (PWA)…

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Troubleshooting the System process (CPU Spikes)


Before addressing the issue at hand it is best to get familiar with the Systemprocess and what makes it so unique in comparison.

SystemProcess and Threads 

The Systemprocess (PID 8 in Windows 2000 and process ID 4 in Windows XP; Vista and Windows 2003) houses kernel-mode system threads. System threads have all the attributes and contexts and are similar to regular user-mode threads, however they run only in kernel-mode. System threads don’t have a user process address space and thus must allocate any dynamic info from OS system memory heaps, such as a paged or nonpaged pool.

The Systemprocess is not bound to an executable image like any other process. It’s existence serves OS threads for Windows subsystems and device drivers as well. So if you notice CPU Spikes around the corner with the Systemprocess it could well be a misbehaving device driver.


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Understanding and Troubleshooting Memory Leaks with SysInternals


I get this feeling I’ve started on the wrong foot when I titled this post “Troubleshooting Memory Leaks”. In fact, it should be rather “Debugging Memory Leaks” as the difference is obvious! TIP FROM ME AND FOR FREE When you are Troubleshooting you are trying things whith hope you will spot the problem. Debugging you are actually understanding the problem and go right to a solution. It saves time per say Piscadela

As an Engineer I’ve been Debugging memory leaks for a few years now, but you don’t need much insight to spot it. In a previous post I’ve demonstrated how we could use Debug Diagnostics tool from MSFT to debug memory leaks: Memory Leak in JScript code Internet Explorer 6.

Now I’m going to use SysInternals Tools and the help from the debugger to hunt them out.

First a little insight on Memory Leaks flavors:

-=- Memory Leaks -=-
* Process…

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