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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Webinar: Reporting with Project Online Demystified

Written on May 28, 2014 by

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Description With Project Online, provided as an Office 365 service, the reporting landscape has introduced a whole…

Where is the Resource Utilization Coming From? – Project Online/Project Server 2013

Written on May 27, 2014 by

A Resource Manager came to me years ago with a perplexing issue. When she was looking at the allocation for a resource on a particular project, she could not figure out why the resource seemed allocated – even when the project schedule does not have any tasks assigned to that resource. Long story short, after…

Certificate Series: Project Online/Server 2013 Workflows – Session 2

Written on May 22, 2014 by and

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Description Learn how to meet your organizations need for automation of business process and enforcement of Project Portfolio Management governance through the powerful new workflow capabilities in Project Online/Server…

Certificate Series: Project Online/Server 2013 Workflows – Session 1

Written on May 21, 2014 by and

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Watch session 2 Description Learn how to meet your organizations need for automation of business process and enforcement of Project Portfolio Management governance through the powerful new workflow capabilities…

7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Capacity as Activity

Written on May 20, 2014 by and

This is the second article of this series highlighting common incorrect uses of Microsoft Project. The images in these posts are built using the Microsoft Project 2013 Pro edition, but this series can be useful for all versions of the product. Flaw #1: Date-Related Planning Flaw #2: Capacity as Activity This flaw is pretty self-explanatory once you see the image below:  …

Webinar: Digging Deeper – Learning More about Using Constraints

Written on May 14, 2014 by

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 the second of the four-part “Digging Deeper” series of MPUG webinars, the “Learning More Using Constraints” presentation will help you to gain in-depth knowledge about the purpose of…

Beware of Auto Save in Microsoft Project!

Written on May 13, 2014 by

You may initially think that Microsoft Project’s auto save feature can be a great life saver… but beware! When you save a project schedule in Microsoft Project — either manually or automatically — all of your ‘undo’ operations are removed. Prior to the save: After the save (notice the ‘Undo’ button on the Quick Access…

Microsoft® Project Do’s & Don’ts: Organizing Project Tasks Incorrectly

Written on May 9, 2014 by

Microsoft® Project expert Sam Huffman gives us the do’s and don’ts of Project. Each of these 9 videos shows a different problem that Project users may face and demonstrates how to solve that problem. From organizing your outline to leveling resources, Sam Huffman shares his techniques for getting the job done right. Join MPUG to…

Hard and Soft Dependencies

Written on May 6, 2014 by

One of my customers wanted a way to differentiate between mandatory and discretionary (or hard and soft) dependencies. For my customer, the idea was that they wanted to be able to enter both hard and soft dependencies, and then implement and remove the soft logic links at their own discretion. So it gives them the…

Microsoft® Project Do’s & Don’ts: Using Elapsed Durations for Team Schedules

Written on May 2, 2014 by

Microsoft® Project expert Sam Huffman gives us the do’s and don’ts of Project. Each of these 9 videos shows a different problem that Project users may face and demonstrates how to solve that problem. From organizing your outline to leveling resources, Sam Huffman shares his techniques for getting the job done right. Join MPUG to…

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