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A new Project Online Content Pack for Power BI

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Project Online Content Pack for Power BI. Starting October 26 2017, Project Online users will be able to download the new content pack directly from AppSource:

https://app.powerbi.com/groups/me/getdata/services/project-online

 

Comprising of 13 visually rich report pages, the new content pack is designed to support the management needs of project managers, portfolio managers and resource managers, by retrieving planning and execution data from Project Online and arranging the data to support timely decision making.

The new content pack report includes reports in three key perspectives: Individual Projects, Portfolio of projects and the organization’s resources. Each perspective encompasses the following detailed report pages.

 

Individual ProjectsThis perspective includes 2 report pages presenting information of a single project at a time:

  • Project Status – A summary of a selected project including work and cost, over time, upcoming milestones and overall status.

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  • Project Risks and Issues – Issues and risks for a selected project.

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Portfolio of ProjectsThis perspective includes 6 report pages offering multiple analysis angles on portfolio of projects:

  • Portfolio Dashboard At a glance summary of all your projects, including completion status and performance KPIs.

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  • Portfolio Timeline – An interactive timeline of projects in the portfolio, their planned start and finish dates as well as completion data.
  • Portfolio Costs – A detailed report of the portfolio costs, with details on cost status for specific projects.

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  • Portfolio Milestones – Key milestones in the portfolio and their statuses.
  • Portfolio Risks – Aggregated risks across the portfolio and their impact on the portfolio.
  • Portfolio Issues – Aggregated issues across the portfolio and the causes for those issues.

 

 

ResourceThis perspective includes 5 report pages:

  • Resource Availability - Availability and demand for resources over time, presented through interactive heatmap and charts.

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  • Resource Overview – A view of all the resources in the portfolio and their detailed information.
  • Resource Assignments – Deeper view into how resources are invested across the different projects in the portfolio, with information on their progress in current assignments.
  • Resource Details – A summary of a selected resource including availability, assignments and work over time.
  • Resource Demand Forecast – Forecast of demand for resource in upcoming time periods, based on current plans and predictive analytics.

 

How to set up the Content Pack

Go to this Power BI site to learn how to set up the Content Pack.

 

FAQs

Where can I find the new Content Pack?

The new Content Pack is available for download, directly from Power BI through ‘Get Data’.

The Content Pack is also available on AppSource and a PBIT file is shared through GitHub.

 

Will the new content pack replace the previous Project Online Content Pack?

Yes, the new content pack replaces the previous Project Online Content Pack. The new Content Pack offers a larger number of reports and leverages latest Power BI capabilities, for a richer analysis experience. 

3 Comments
Hi Brian, great Pack ! Many thanks for sharing !
Occasional Contributor

Is this replacing the Office 365 Project Portfolio Dashboard app?

https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2016/04/19/new-office-365-project-portfolio-dashboard-apps-are-live/

The Dashboard was just released last year, but now it has disappeared and I cannot find the app available anywhere.

This was something we really wanted to take advantage of but cannot find it.

Is the intent to move away from the app to BI? Trying to find some direction.

Thanks!

 

Microsoft

Yes, Kathleen - going forward we will be concentrating on the Power BI approach and the Dashboard was removed from the store.

Best regards,

Brian.