Get better with PQFORCE

Are you already a user, but still at the very beginning? Or do you already have experience in using PQFORCE, but only with very specific use cases? Or you would simply like to know more about the platform to get more out of it for you and your organization? This is where the journey continues. In various webinars we go into depth, show functions and features of PQFORCE, but also go into fundamental and tool-independent topics around project, portfolio and resource management.

Upcoming training courses and live webinars

26 June 2024
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #23
How do we keep management up to date with PQFORCE?
26 June 2024 | 16:00-16:45h
The greatest added value of an enterprise SaaS solution is generated at higher management levels. The real-time nature of PQFORCE gives managers a live insight into the company's project and resource world. With this last webinar in the series, we close the circle and return to the beginning. We will use examples to show the possibilities that PQFORCE offers decision-makers in the company to quickly access relevant information at any time and thus become much more capable of acting without having to rely solely on non-binding statements in meetings. PQFORCE enables fact-based decision-making based on fast, transparent and consolidated information.

Recorded webinars to watch

22 Mai 2024
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #22
How do we bring users to PQFORCE?
22 May 2024 | 16:00-16:45h
Probably the most important questions in this webinar series: How do we get users onto PQFORCE? How do we organize the transition from the previous way of working to the new real-time world? How do we get portfolio managers and project managers to break free from habits and home-made tools and maintain their valuable data with PQFORCE? The introduction of an enterprise SaaS solution is not simply a technical IT project, but rather an organizational change project. And not all employees find it immediately easy to break away from habits that have been built up over the years and think in new ways. In this webinar, we will address such challenges and highlight best practice approaches.
24 April 2024
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #21
How do we connect existing systems to PQFORCE?
24 April 2024 | 16:00-16:45h
In larger companies, a company-wide SaaS solution always requires interfaces to third-party systems. Typically, a connection to an ERP system such as SAP is required in order to view financial data such as budgets or invoices in the projects. But a Microsoft Exchange Server also already contains data that is closely related to the resources in PQFORCE, e.g. absences. And finally, a single sign-on via an identity provider system such as Active Directory is always in demand. In this webinar, we will discuss the possibilities that PQFORCE offers to be seamlessly embedded in an existing IT landscape.
20 March 2024
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #20
How does today's data get into PQFORCE?
20 March 2024 | 16:00-16:45h
When introducing PQFORCE, you don't want to start with an empty production system. Every organization has already been using a lot of project and resource data for a long time - often in local, distributed Excel lists, which they now want to finally replace with PQFORCE. How do we transfer this data to PQFORCE? What challenges do we face? How do we map the various tables into the PQFORCE data model? In this webinar, we will show you solutions to these questions. But we will also show where the limits of technical feasibility are and how we can deal with them organizationally.
28 February 2024
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #19
How do we proceed with the introduction of PQFORCE?
28 February 2024 | 16:00-16:45h
An enterprise platform such as PQFORCE cannot be introduced in just a few days. It involves numerous future users with different roles, ranging from a few dozen to thousands. How do you go about it? We outline an implementation strategy in 3 phases and explain the critical challenges and how to overcome them. Which key players need to be brought on board? How do we organize the requirements management and ensure a timely but also pragmatic implementation in the pilot phase? How do we carry out the rollout and user training? We answer these questions in this webinar.
24 January 2024
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #18
How does PQFORCE move an organization forward?
24 January 2024 | 16:00-16:45h
Even today, organizations still often use decentralized IT solutions of their own design for project and resource management. True to the motto "To each his own". In this webinar, we will shed light on the weaknesses of such often Excel-based IT tools in project portfolio management. We will show how PQFORCE improves the efficiency of an organization by bringing together distributed project and resource data in real time, thus significantly accelerating decision-making and making the company more agile.
13 December 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #17
Amendments: Keeping control
13 Decembre 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
Change requests are closely related to status reports: While a status report provides information on where a project stands in relation to its objectives, a change request is a possible consequence of unsatisfactory project progress. Hardly any project achieves all of its impact and execution objectives. If objectives are endangered or, at the latest, if they are no longer achievable at all, there is no way around adjustments. Such goal changes can concern the project execution (more money, more time, etc.), or also the expected impact (smaller scope, smaller effect, etc.).
15 November 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #16
Status reports: Are we on track?
15 Novembre 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
A project is sent on its way with an order. The client defines what is to be achieved with the project impact goals. Along the way, it therefore makes sense to regularly ask oneself whether the project is still on the right track and whether the goals are still realistic. During project execution, the project management status report periodically shows the health of the project. To enable us to now compare projects in a portfolio and get a quick overview, traffic lights are a proven way to do this. In this webinar, we will go into such methods and other aspects.
25 October 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #15
Risk management: Why it matters
25 Octobre 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
Every project involves risks. Things go wrong that were not planned and certainly not wanted. Such eventualities cannot always be prevented, but they can at least be mitigated. An important question is which risks are more critical and therefore require more attention. Which risks cause the greatest damage when they occur? And how likely are they to occur in the first place? In this webinar, we will explore such questions and discuss how to identify and best manage the "relevant risks" for a project.
13 September 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #14
Tasks and scheduling: Getting stuff done!
13 September 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
As a project manager or project member, you have countless smaller and larger tasks to complete. Often, there doesn't seem to be enough time for everything. And with most tasks, there are stakeholders who want to see the tasks completed as quickly as possible. Deadlines overlap, you don't know anymore how to organize yourself best. In this webinar we will give you tips and tricks to get better organized in your project, to have your task list under control and to meet your deadlines at any time.
23 August 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #13
Goals and requirements: Any difference?
23 August 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
Goals and requirements - two supposedly quite different concepts. But appearances are deceptive. There are clear connections. Unfortunately, the bridge between goals and requirements is not built often enough in many projects. With a systematic approach in project initialization and in the concept phase, many misunderstandings that may arise in later phases can be avoided. Conscious design decisions in the early project phases help.
14 Juni 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #12
Define roles and their permissions
14 June 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
In PQFORCE there are many users and each of them works differently with the system, depending on their function and tasks. This is what the user roles are for. They assign permissions to the users, with which they can then perform their tasks and see and edit the respective data - or not. In this webinar, we will show how the authorization system works conceptually, how roles and their authorizations are defined, and also how the concrete authorizations of users can be retrieved.
10 May 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #11
Set up role-specific email reminders
10 May 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
Every now and then it happens that an employee forgets to fulfill his duties and, for example, enters important information for others in PQFORCE. Hours worked are forgotten to be recorded. Requested resources are not released. Or change requests are not checked and approved. In such cases, a system that periodically reminds users of outstanding tasks can help. Such e-mail notifications can be set up in a customer-specific and role-appropriate manner. Here we show how it can be done.
12 April 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #10
Generate automated e-mail reports
12 April 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
The PQFORCE server contains extremely valuable data about projects and resources. This can be used to generate many types of summaries, so-called reports, which serve as a basis for management decisions. In this webinar we will show how JavaScript automations can be used to compile such customized reports from the raw data and send them periodically or even ad hoc by e-mail. From this, any further evaluations or charts can then be generated, e.g. in Excel or other data processing and visualization programs.
15 March 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #9
Simple automated field calculations with JavaScript
15 March 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
The PQFORCE server is programmed in Java. Nevertheless, it also understands the programming language JavaScript (JS). Thus, customer-specific automations can be programmed in JS and injected into the server via the API. This results in an almost inexhaustible number of use cases. In this webinar, we'll use the simplest examples to show how this can be done without having to be a JS crack. We'll take the case where a field is to be automatically calculated and populated. From this we can then derive any similar cases.
8 February 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #8
The REST API and token-based authentication for third-party applications
8 February 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
PQFORCE has an open, documented interface. This rather technical webinar is about this PQFORCE interface, the so-called API (Application Programming Interface). We will show how a third party application, such as an ERP system, can log into PQFORCE with a Bearer Token and use the API to get data from PQFORCE or even pass data to PQFORCE. But also from Excel you can log on to PQFORCE with some programming know-how (keyword VBA) and get data and process it in Excel as you like. We will show you an example of how this works.
18 January 2023
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #7
Configure fields and selection lists easily
18 January 2023 | 16:00-17:00h
In this webinar, we will show how to easily create data entry screens with input fields on different object types via the customer portal. Such input fields have a type and can thus accommodate different data such as text, a date or even a value from a selection list. Also the selection lists can be defined arbitrarily. Furthermore, various options are available with which the fields can be arranged and thus an own layout can be created.
14 December 2022
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #6
Enter and release project status reports
14 December 2022 | 16:00-17:00h
Here we demonstrate how project status reports can be designed in PQFORCE and equipped with status indicators. We show how such status reports can be filled out and submitted via a workflow for review and approval. In addition, we see how an overview of the status reports available in the projects is called up at the portfolio level ("traffic light overview").
9 November 2022
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #5
Plan and monitor project costs
9 November 2022 | 16:00-17:00h
How can project costs be recorded and planned as cost items? How is a planned cost history created? And how are target and actual costs compared in the project? Here we also show aspects such as cost types, payment plan and the recording of residual values or plan variances. In addition, we show how cost items can be linked to the Gantt plan.
5 October 2022
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #4
Working with the Gantt plan in the project
5 October 2022 | 16:00-17:00h
In this webinar, we will show what PQFORCE can do for project planning with a Gantt plan. How is the project structure created? What is the importance of tasks in planning and how can they be related to each other via dependencies? We also go into the many details of the presentation and show how the task details can be maintained in tabular form.
7 September 2022
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #3
Project initialization
7 September 2022 | 16:00-17:00h
How is a project initialized? When does a project "begin"? With an idea? Or a customer order? We will go into the project lifecycle as well as the project charter and show what kind of configuration options PQFORCE offers.
10 August 2022
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #2
Allocate resources to projects
10 August 2022 | 16:00-17:00h
We show how resources can be allocated to tasks in projects. What types of allocations are there? How does an allocation appear in the workload diagram? What happens if a task is postponed or extended? We also show the interaction between project managers as demand generators and resource managers as resource providers.
13 July 2022
Online

Masterclass

Webinar #1
PM Methods & Project Phase Models
13 July 2022 | 16:00-17:00h (recording available)
We show how a project phase model such as HERMES can be mapped in PQFORCE. We will go into the configuration options of the PQFORCE Enterprise Edition and demonstrate how phase transitions can be controlled using the release workflow.

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