How to dynamically generate tasks in Custom Task Process in SharePoint Workflow Designer

As you see in that custom task process example, you have to determine the number of assignment stages and recipients before publishing the workflow and it seems it is not possible to change the number of tasks and number of recipients based on some workflow criteria. For example, a workflow may run several times onRead More

Create a simple workflow with Custom Task Process in SharePoint Workflow designer

In the previous article, I discussed some ideas behind the SharePoint workflow designer custom task process and how SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 support this feature. In this article I will develop a simple approval workflow based on custom task process in SharePoint 2013 using SharePoint designer 2013, but with SharePoint 2010 workflow engine! YouRead More

CHALLENGE #9 IN IMPLEMENTING SHAREPOINT: View rendering problem

SharePoint Feature Description According to the challenge id #3, views are the most important way to present data in Microsoft SharePoint. In our test implementation of Microsoft SharePoint Portal, we extensively use views in order to have a smooth flow of users on the portal and users have minimum problem using the portal features. SharePointRead More

CHALLENGE #8 IN IMPLEMENTING SHAREPOINT: Workflow versioning

SharePoint Feature Description According to Challenge ID #7, workflows are the main player in implementing business processes based on SharePoint. When we develop and implement a business process on SharePoint and the organization begins to use the workflows, there are some suggestions and improvements comes from the end user of the solution which are veryRead More

CHALLENGE #7 IN IMPLEMENTING SHAREPOINT: Running workflows after the error

SharePoint Feature Description SharePoint 2013 workflow engine is the main focus of implementing business processes in Microsoft SharePoint. There are three options when you want to design and implement business processes inside Microsoft SharePoint technologies. To use the out-of-the-box SharePoint Workflows (Approval, feedback,…) Create a custom workflow with SharePoint Workflow Designer Create a custom workflowRead More

Earned Value Analysis (EVA) for fixed-price multi-vendor projects in Microsoft Project 2013

Fixed price project has some challenges for businesses to measure the performance via Earned Value (EV) analysis. As a client who outsourced this type of projects, you may have no control over resources in your contractors companies, so you don’t have the detailed cost breakdown of your project. Moreover, multi-vendor projects add more level ofRead More

CHALLENGE #6 IN IMPLEMENTING SHAREPOINT: SharePoint designer custom task in workflow

SharePoint Feature Description SharePoint Workflow designer is a workflow design engine specific for SharePoint sites. It is possible to connect to a SharePoint site and design a custom workflow based on the business requirements. In SharePoint 2010, there was a custom task feature with great capabilities, so you could design many business process without usingRead More