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Angelo Arcoleo

About: Angelo Arcoleo

Angelo Arcoleo, PMP,  brings over 30 years of experience in engineering, project management, planning and training. He leads projects and teams to plan and execute critical projects utilizing his experience, quiet-leadership, passion and versatility to work with anyone. He is a professionally trained civil engineer and has a bachelor of science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. Angelo is a Master Scheduler for Harris Corp., formerly Exelis, in the Geospatial Systems Division. He holds an Orange Belt in Microsoft Office Project and is President of the Western New York Chapter of MPUG and a training consultant.

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Where’s My Group Field Name?

Written on November 27, 2017, by

Recently I was building an old standard view in a new project. The view spec displayed the grouped custom field name in the group bar. When I grouped by Work Area (Fig. 1), the field name disappeared (Fig. 2)! When I asked a couple of proficient users, what am I doing wrong? They gave a…

The 0.38 day Mystery Solved!

Written on November 21, 2016, by

Ever wonder where that pesky 0.38 days comes from that you find when comparing dates that look to be the same? In a recent inquiry, a reader wanted to know, “Why does a ‘one working day’ task show up as 0.38 calendar days?” In his schedule he was using this formula in a Text1 field:…

Inactive Tasks and the Five-minute Fix

Written on September 1, 2015, by

While building a schedule, I came up with a technique I want to share. First, the background. Using a populated template to build a schedule for a new project (or working in an existing project), we periodically inactivate tasks that aren’t needed or that are “de-scoped.” In Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and 2013 this new…

There’s No Place Like Home: How to Create a Home View Macro

Written on June 2, 2015, by

Have you ever opened one or more Microsoft project files and had a blank screen due to a null-filter or a view that was unfamiliar or out of sorts? What happened to your project?! Why are tasks out of order or missing? Do your consolidated schedules have different views as you toggle from one to…

Webinar: “Taming the Monster Schedule” – Working with Consolidated Schedules…

Written on October 8, 2014, by

  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. Event Description:  When Dr. Frankenstein created a human being from various dead body parts, his elation was beyond imagination.  Little did he know that his complex undertaking would soon become…

Smart Numbering Master Schedule Tasks

Written on November 12, 2013, by

In a Consolidated Schedule, volatile IDs will show repeated numbers representing a task’s ID in a subproject.  This creates confusion and it is difficult to search a task by ID.  Therefore, when using a Consolidated Schedule (Master Schedule)[1], you need to differentiate one project from another.  One way to do this is to use a…

Ask the Experts: Counting Task Occurrences with Microsoft Project

Written on July 8, 2012, by and

Angelo of Rochester, NY: When managing project schedules I need to produce a count of various tasks. For example, how many late tasks are in a schedule, how many critical tasks, how many milestones, etc. Typically, I have copied or exported data to Excel and used Excel to calculate the counts for me. Is there…

Mail: Another Perspective on Defining “Critical”

Written on October 15, 2008, by

In response to Mike Glen’s article, “Ask the Experts: Define Critical,” published in the October 1, 2008 issue of the newsletter, the question is similar to ones that we have dealt with. I believe the answer is more along the line of the following. Q: I have a very important task that my boss thinks…

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