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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Display a Status Date Gridline in the Gantt Chart

Written on March 31, 2015 by

By default, Microsoft Project displays a Current date gridline in the Gantt Chart view. You can see a green Current date gridline displayed on 02-18-15 in the Gantt Chart view shown in the following figure. By default, Microsoft Project 2013 does not display a Status date gridline in the Gantt Chart view. If you regularly…

Webinar: Resource Workload Leveling

Written on March 25, 2015 by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description: Resource leveling in Microsoft Project is…

Disabling the Distributed Cache Service

Written on March 24, 2015 by

I ran into a small performance issue when running Project Server Service and Distributed Cache Service on the same server and wanted to pass this info on to the community. Some of you may find it interesting. After installing and configuring SharePoint 2013 I have noticed that Distributed Cache Service is enabled by default.  I…

Webinar: How To Automate Business Processes with Project Online/Project Server 2013 Workflows

Written on March 19, 2015 by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description:  Learn how to meet your organization’s…

Is Being A Good Project Manager Good Enough?

Written on March 17, 2015 by

There’s a lot of discussion about how we all need to be more strategic. But what does that really mean – and more importantly – how does it benefit your organization? Begin with these facts: For most organizations, budgets are flat, but every organization still wants to squeeze the maximum value out of every dollar…

Webinar: Exporting and Importing Data into Project, Excel and Outlook

Written on March 11, 2015 by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description:  Microsoft Project is a fabulous tool…

In Defense of Hard Constraints…

Written on March 10, 2015 by

I have a confession to make that will surprise many experienced Microsoft Project users – I use Must Finish On (MFO) constraints.  I have found that they are the only way that I can always ensure an accurate Total Slack value in my projects.  Let me explain using a simple example… Here is the scenario…

Splitting Task Assignments

Written on March 9, 2015 by

Microsoft Project MVP Sam Huffman shows you how to split task assignments when one resource must stop working on a task and another resource must finish it. Join MPUG to access full-length, live webinar training sessions and hundreds more on-demand. Take a look at our other Project video tips from Sam. Have a suggestion for…

Webinar: Answering the R vs. CC equation with Project Online

Written on March 4, 2015 by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.5 PMI® PDUs in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Event Description: One of the most common requirements…

Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts: Creating a Risk Assessment Dashboard: Part 3

Written on March 3, 2015 by

In Part One of this series I illustrated a simple method to identify, quantify and evaluate risk in tasks and projects. Part Two illustrated how to use the information from Part One to create a “Risk Assessment Dashboard”, complete with a custom table, lookup tables, formula and graphical indicators. This article will show how to use…

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