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Workdays in Microsoft Project

What are Microsoft Project workdays? What can you change, what should you change and where do you change it? This article covers what you can expect with certain changes in the workdays settings, as well as some advice on what to do and what to leave alone. Granted, some advice might not apply to your…

Quickly and Easily Create Cross-Project Dependencies

A question asked occasionally in the Microsoft Project and Project Online user forums is this: “How can I link a task in one project with a task in another project?” The heart of this question is that the project manager needs to know how to create cross-project dependencies. This question is relevant to almost all…

3 Steps to Creating Your Project Culture

Doing more with less. Working smarter and faster, not harder. Gone are the days where we work on just a few things or concentrate our effort on just one area of expertise. We are now expected to wear multiple hats and manage a wide range of activities in our work. Project managers are no strangers…

Closing Out a Project Schedule in PWA

A proactive project portfolio management (PPM) system includes proper governance to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the data. An essential element of this governance is addressing projects that are completed or cancelled and to perform several actions on them also in order to complete them. You’ll want to ensure that all work has been…

Why Data-Driven Matters

The room was purple. Vincent Van Gogh’s “Bedroom in Arles” is one of the most famous paintings ever made. (Technically, it’s a series of three almost identical paintings. Van Gogh really liked that bedroom.) You’ve seen it. It’s been reproduced in countless prints, postcards, T-shirts and handbags. It’s been displayed in some of the world’s…

Caging Your Wild Animals: How to Choose the Best Scheduling Approach for Your Project

We have seen a flurry of articles on the versatility of agile, the solidity of the critical path method, the virtues of critical chain and the robustness of earned value. Is there one approach that is objectively the best? Is there one that performs best in any project situation? The original critical path doesn’t perform…

A New Way to Contribute to Microsoft Project Improvements

As you probably already know, it is often the user of a great product who has the best idea for improvement. A Starbucks employee told me one of their customers suggested the plastic drink stopper to keep you from spilling coffee on yourself. While in reality it may not have been a Starbuck’s customer, I’m…

Fast Track Project Management Success: How to Utilize Relevant Microsoft Technology

Live Webinar May 17, 2016 | 12pm – 1pm ET Register Now! Event Description: In today’s mobile and project-centric work environment, the ability to coordinate multiple projects with distributed teams—and making high-level strategic decisions based upon consolidated project progress, risk and resource usage information—is critical. When it comes to project management, every individual, team, and…

Project Planning using Microsoft Project

Watch Baselining with Microsoft Project Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In this video viewers will learn how to setup a project. This will include setting the Start Date, Calendar, Custom Fields and a review of the…

Updating Projects Progress with Microsoft Project

  Watch Task Planning using Microsoft Project Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: In this video viewers will learn how to update their project to reflect any work that has been carried out. Viewers will learn…

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