ProActive – Worldwide Winner Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management 2020

We started this journey 4 years ago with a goal to become the reference and worldwide Microsoft Partner for Project and Portfolio Management.

We were finalists in 2019 and now for me an honor to be nominated the winner of 2020.

All the commitment, dedication, hard work, and innovation from our Team combined with strong leadership from ProActive and the confidence of our customers made our path until here.

The award puts ProActive at the forefront of the global leadership in Project and Portfolio Management.

ProActive A/S  | Fellowmind | Microsoft

New Project available

Hi all,

Yesterday Microsoft started to roll out the New Project to all tenants.

That means, now when you open the Project Home you are going to see a message welcoming you to the New Project and every new project created from there will be using the new Microsoft Power Platform.

If you are interested in our “Unified PPM” concept ping me here or Proactive A/S and we will show you how can you get the best of both solutions. Our big Team with 100 people and more than 15 years of experience in Microsoft Project Online and Microsoft Power Platform is ready to help you.

With the New Project there are changes for Subscription, Pricing and Plans

For more information, check out:

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Diego Pereira

Proactive is a finalist for Project & Portfolio Management Partner of the Year Awards

Hello everyone,

This year has been a fantastic year for me and also for our team at ProActive.

Microsoft has just published the partners with whom they have been selected as this year’s winner and finalists for the price Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management Partner of the Year and we are one of them.

It is a great pleasure and honor for me to be part of the team, showing our compromise, dedication, and motivation to always create innovative solutions bringing value and helping our customers with their business.


#ProActive  #JoinUs #PMOtto

Diego Pereira


How to get row 0 into Roadmap

Hi All,

Microsoft is rolling out the roadmap for all tenants.

For those who are already testing the roadmap you probably want to know how to add the row 0 to the Roadmap.

So, here is the way to do it.

  • You can rename your Roadmap by clicking on the Untitled roadmap

  • Add a row, give it a name, connect to the Project Online informing the correct URL.

  • Now you will be able to Add tasks from your project using the Roadmap, but you cannot add row 0 from the Roadmap.
  • To add the row 0, access the Project Online and open the project that you had connected to the Roadmap.
    • Select the row 0, if the row is not visible, click on Options on the Ribbon and set the option Project Summary Task.

  • Select the row 0, and on the ribbon click on Tasks and select the option Add to Roadmap.
    • You do not need to check-out the project to add to the Roadmap.

  • Go back to your Roadmap and check the Project there.
    • You can access the Project Home again and click on Created by me to find all roadmap’s created

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Diego Pereira

Nordic Strategic EPMO Conference – Video

Hello everyone, 

A few weeks ago we had our amazing EPMO Conference where we were able to share and contribute with more than one hundred people present: 

  • Lessons Learned from our customers.
  • Best practices used in different scenarios and implementations.
  • How together we are helping them to get more control and visibility for their Projects and Portfolio and much more.

Check below our great video from this special day   =)

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Diego Pereira

Roadmap – Project Online


Microsoft has released the official videos for the Roadmap showing how to:

  1. Turn Roadmap on or off for your organization
  2. Welcome to Roadmap
  3. Create the Roadmap
  4. Connect a row to Project Online
  5. Connect a row to Azure Boards
  6. Share a Roadmap with a group
  7. Change who a Roadmap is shared to
  8. Add top-level key dates
  9. Change status in a Roadmap
  10. Remove a row or row item

Take a look and be ready to start using it.

Microsoft still doing the rollout so it might not be available for some tenants yet.

Check also the post from Brian Smith – Project Online: Getting Started with Roadmap he is explaining about the new services plans available, how to turn the Roadmap on.

#ProActive  #JoinUs #PMOtto

Diego Pereira

Project Online Permission Mode

Hello Everyone,

Microsoft has started to update some Project Online environments.

Now as Administrator of the PWA you will be able to change the Permission Mode that you want to use.

  1. Project Permission Mode
  2. SharePoint Permission Mode

Before only Tenant Administrators could do that.

Be extra careful trying to change the permission in Production Environment from Project Mode to SharePoint Mode.

By changing to a SharePoint Mode you will lose all configurations made for groups and categories and will be necessary do it again.

#ProActive  #JoinUs #PMOtto

Diego Pereira

Nordic Strategic EPMO Conference | #NSEConference


Driving the project portfolio with a focus on impact and strategic business benefits.


Join us for an inspirational day where some of Denmark’s biggest players within their industry explain about how they optimize the strategic value of their project portfolios with the top of the class technology solutions.



08:30 – 09:00

Registration and breakfast

09:00 – 09:15 – Intro

Welcome and introduction

Allan Rocha will give a warm welcome to #NSEConference | Nordic Strategic EPMO Conference and a quick overview of the entire event.

Learn more about our Nordic Strategic EPMO Community and join us.

Allan Rocha

Senior Manager at ProActive A/S



09:15 – 09:45 – Keynote

Double the impact of your portfolio

How are we able to deliver a double impact in our Portfolio? Is the math wrong looking at our portfolio today or do we fool ourselves counting and creating business cases instead of focus on Impact, Flow and Leadership?

Lars Gormsen is telling his story coming from “traditional” Portfolio management with all the “balancing and arguing” about resources and going towards another approach in a new paradigm where strategic impact and “own it or leave it” are the pathfinders.

Lars Gormsen

Management Consulting at Implement Consulting Group



09:45 – 10:35 – Portfolio Management

Managing a portfolio where only the best is good enough

Managing a portfolio where “only the best is good enough” when it comes to global and local projects requires a well-defined process in combination with a robust solution that can act as the “Single Source of Truth”.

Jan Dannesboe and Katerina Karaflou will tell more about their journey of re-imagining the way LEGO’s Global PMO will run their projects for the future while enabling users to work in a modern and collaborative environment. Learn how to implement a modern and effective workplace.

Jan Dannesboe Schrøder

Senior PMO Process Specialist, Global PMO at LEGO Group


Katerina Karaflou

Portfolio Analytics Manager S&T Global Project Portfolio Management at LEGO Group


10:35 – 10:45

Coffee Break


10:45 – 11:35 – Resource Management

When is the right time for resource management and its benefits?

Building a solid roadmap and giving the right time for users to embrace new technologies are crucial steps while preparing to implement Resource Management in your organization.

Keith Bollington and Angela Daniel will give their secret and successful recipe for an effective resource management solution that helped ROCKWOOL optimize their resources’ utilization across teams, departments and regions while enabling improved portfolio prioritization aligned to strategic values and drivers.

Keith Bollington and Angela Daniel are back after the great success of last years session “Scalable PPM: From small to big implementations” where they presented how to manage your organization to gradually embrace technology and control expectations among users while providing a solid roadmap that helped several other organizations in the same journey.

Keith Bollington

Director, Digital Transformation at ROCKWOOL Group


Angela Daniel

Global IT PMO Lead at ROCKWOOL Group



11:35 – 11:55 – Benefits Realization

Managing your benefits throughout the entire project lifecycle

Get a clear understanding of your projects’ benefits throughout their entire lifecycle.

Henrik Faarup will show how his methods and tools combined with Microsoft Project Online helped ROCKWOOL build strong and realistic project business cases.

Henrik Faarup

Managing Partner at Faarup & Partners



11:55 – 12:25

Lunch Break


12:25 – 13:15 – Work Management

The benefits of Time Registration for R&D

What are the challenges and benefits of implementing time and task management in a Research and Development department, where innovation is key to success.

Join Lise Berg Kildemark to learn about important factors that enabled ARLA R&D employees to work with a better, easier and clear time registration process based on an easy-to-use interface. Single-source is key to report working and non-working time, having the ability to capture projects, operations and administrative time and at the same time obtaining scalability for the entire enterprise.

Lise Berg Kildemark

Director, Cooperative Innovation & Portfolio at ARLA Foods



13:15 – 14:05 – Integration & Reporting

Introducing a PPM System with special focus on Integration and Reporting

In this presentation, we will first introduce the company and the main requirements for our project management in R&D. When we built the new Global Project Planner (GPP), we had among others a strong focus on integration and reporting. In our presentation, we will depict how the tools are being used properly by the various user-roles, which was key for enabling the requested functionalities.

We will then show how we solved our requirements for integrating with SAP PS, SAP BW and other third-party applications. And finally, we will point out some key elements of our reporting, especially our swim-lane and Pipeline reports, which are automatically created in PowerPoint(!), adding a remarkable value to our management reporting.

Lili Nie Andersen

IT Project Manager, R&D at Novo Nordisk


Stavros Georgantzis

Managing Director, Founder and Partner at TPG-The Project Group



14:05 – 14:15

Coffee Break


14:15 – 15:05 – Municipality Management

Digital transformation and Project Management for public sectors

We are taking a look at the future ways of working with project and portfolio management in the public sector by the case of Ishøj Kommune. A simple to-go-to tool for project managers and a clear portfolio overview for decision makers is crucial also in public administration.

Linne Caramés shares her view on the prospects and constraints of digital transformation in a Danish municipality.

Linne Caramés Mogensen

Digitalization Consultant at Ishøj Kommune



15:05 – 15:35 – Bots & Artificial Intelligence

The challenges and learnings of being a pioneer

Can you imagine having a personal virtual project management assistant, available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week, helping you manage your projects, tasks and resources? Learn how to drive more adoption among your users by providing them with a personalized chat-bot assistant.

Angela Daniel will tell her challenges and learnings after using her personal virtual assistant while running a real PMO.

Allan Rocha brings the technical perspective that allows today’s organizations to take full advantage of cutting-edge technologies like intelligent chat-bots fully powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

Angela Daniel

Global IT PMO Lead at ROCKWOOL Group


Allan Rocha

Senior Manager at ProActive A/S



15:35 – 16:15 – PPM Workshop Labs

Try live our various solutions

Join our consultants to have a look at our various customer solutions.

Peter Kjær

MCP Senior PPM Consultant at ProActive A/S


Tiago Paes

Senior Consultant/Architect at ProActive A/S


Diego Pereira

Senior PPM Consultant at ProActive A/S


Kristina Helms

Manager & Business Consultant at ProActive A/S





See you there!!!

#ProActive  #JoinUs #PMOTTO

Diego Pereira


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