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UAT – Why?

October 18, 2016 Leave a comment

I’ve been working on projects over the years and approaches to User Acceptance Testing (UAT) has varied massively. It’s made me think, why do we UAT? 

You’ve purchased a product or selected some well respected partners to help you implement your system so it doesn’t really neeed testing right? After all we don’t test Word or Excel when we upgrade do we, we just assume it works. 

Well in some cases this is true, but UAT pays a really large part in making sure your system isn’t just bug free but your processes and training plans are correct. Too many people spend their time UAT’ing a system from a technical perspective, which is vital, but in reality it’s more important to UAT your new business processes too. How do you know they will work, how can you ensure your training plans will deliver what you want them too?

Your system could be perfect but unusable, it could have all the features you thought you needed but be too complex to use. 

So next time you tee up your team of UAT testers be sure to focus on more than just tying to break the system. 

If this post has prompted any thoughts please do get in touch. 

from Consulting PPM

Sam Graber
Sam Graber – I am an ambitious, successful and driven PPM and Change Management consultant with a client focused approach to delivering complex projects.

I have a track record of delivering exceptional quality solutions to clients using ProjectOnline, SharePoint and Office365. I have a passion for both the technology but also the change management elements of these projects to ensure that they are a success.

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#SPSUK slides: Transitioning from #SP2013 to #PS2013 for #EPM #MSProject #SharePoint

December 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Thank to all those who attend my presentation yesterday at SharePoint Saturday UK 2012.  There were lots of questions throughout and a thoroughly  engaged audience.


Presentation Slides

The slides are now uploaded here:



Via PowerPoint (Office Web Apps / SkyDrive)



Video Demonstration

I also created a video of the demonstration of the day.  This is embedded as part of the presentation and is also available here:


Transition steps from Simple to Complex in SharePoint / Project Server 2013

Transitioning from #SP2013 to #PS2013 for Enterprise Project Management #SPSUK #MSProject #SharePoint

November 30, 2012 3 comments

Just a quick note to say that I will be presenting at SharePoint Saturday UK on December 8th 2012 on:

Project Site to Project Management

Transitioning from SharePoint to Project Server for Enterprise Project Management

Video Title

Session Objectives:

After attending this session you will understand the different tools for Project Management offered with SharePoint and Project Server, including the advantages / disadvantages of each method.

In addition you will also takeaway:

  • A high level understanding of how SharePoint / Project Server work together
  • The benefits of enterprise project management
  • Project management maturity expectations as solutions become more complex


  • What’s Project Server / Project Online
  • Understanding Project Maturity
  • Supporting Tools
  • Transition – Simple to Complex
  • Demo
  • Decisions – Where to start?
  • Conclusion

Where, When, How?

  • Conference: SharePoint Saturday UK 2012
  • Location: Nottingham
  • Date: Saturday, 8 December 2012
  • Conference Times: 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
  • Presentation Time: 13:30 to 14:30
  • Presenter: Giles Hamson
  • Full Address:

East Midlands Conference Centre
University Park
NG7 2RJ Nottingham
United Kingdom

If you see me during the day, say hello and I hope you all enjoy the conference.

#SharePoint Conference 2012 Opening Keynote #SP2013 #PS2013 #MSProject #ProjectServer

November 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Just a quick email to say that the Opening Keynote from the SharePoint Conference 2012 is now available online.

SPC2012 Opening Keynote

Office 2013 Preview Client Requirement #Office365 #MSProject #PS2013 #SP2013

July 30, 2012 1 comment

As we gear up further here at CPS with the Office 2013 Preview and what it means for our clients, we started to look client requirements.

Now many of our larger clients are still running Windows XP and looking at the confirmed clients requirements for the Office 2013 Preview, it would appear Windows 7 and higher now the new standard with Internet Explorer 8 or above.

In Microsoft’s defence, Windows XP is a very old operating system and we can’t expect them to support it forever.

To work out when mainstream support ends for your versions of Office and Windows, you and go to the Microsoft Product Lifecycle – Support Home:



Anyway, on with some of the details I came across:


Office 2013 Preview App-V (Streaming) Client Requirements

For those of you using the Office 365 Preview, the Office 2013 / Project 2013 clients that stream down via App-V (Application Virtualisation).  The preview also uses a new version of App-V, version 5.0 beta 2 of which the minimum requirements is also Windows 7 or higher.

App-V 5.0 Beta 2

Supported operating systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 Release Preview
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

App-V Packages + Requirements:


Office 2013 Preview Client Requirements

Details of the requirements are below.  Specific details by product are at the MSDN link below:

Component Requirement
Computer and Processor 1 gigahertz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
Memory (RAM) 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32 bit); 2 gigabytes (GB) RAM (64 bit)
Hard disk 3.0 gigabytes (GB) available
Display Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX10 graphics card and 1024 x 576 resolution
Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012
Browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x
.NET version 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5
Multi-touch A touch-enabled device is required for any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.

System Requirements:

#PS2013 #MSProject Online CSOM documentation links #ProjectServer #Office365

So as I continue my investigations into the CSOM for Project Server 2013 and Project Online (Office 365), I came across the following articles on MSDN.

Hopefully others will find these articles useful also:

High level project CSOM details

What’s new for developers in Project 2013 – CSOM

Client-side object model (CSOM) for Project Server 2013

Project Server CSOM – Sample Code – JavaScript and .NET

Getting started with the Project Server 2013 JavaScript object model

Getting started with the Project Server CSOM and .NET

How to: Create, retrieve, update, and delete projects by using the Project Server 2013 JavaScript object model

Project Professional 2013 CSOM – Sample Code – JavaScript

Project 2013 client programming

Task pane apps for Project Professional 2013

Task pane apps for Project

How to: Create your first task pane app for Project 2013 by using a text editor

JavaScript API for Office

Understanding the JavaScript API for Office

Schema map (apps for Office)

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