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Ismet Kocaman

About: Ismet Kocaman

Ismet Kocaman, MCTS, PMP, is a Mechanical Engineer based in Turkey. He has more than 15 years of project management experience in the manufacturing sector. He currently provides consultancy to small to mid-sized companies on project management, reorganizing, and streamlining the manufacturing operations. He also conducts training seminars for engineers on MS Project. Contact Ismet at

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Filter for Tasks Taking Place Outside of 8 to 5

Written on September 18, 2015, by

If you want to identify which tasks don’t start at 8 a.m. and don’t finish at 5 p.m., here’s how: Enter the following formula to a custom flag field, for example, Flag1, and then filter for tasks whose Flag1 field doesn’t display Yes: Format( [Start], “hh:nn AMPM” ) & ” ” & Format( [Finish], “hh:nn…

Creating a Custom Report in Project 2013: This Week’s Tasks

Written on October 7, 2014, by

This document is related to the standalone desktop editions of Project 2013. Project 2013 contains some new built-in task filters such as Tasks Due This Week, Tasks Starting Soon, and Milestones Due This Month. We can see a list of all predefined task filters in the More Filters dialog box, and the steps to open the More Filters dialog box are as follows:…

Using Interactive Filters in the Assign Resources Dialog Box

Written on April 10, 2013, by

For Project 2013 and Project 2010 (Screenshots from Project 2013) Assign Resources dialog box enables us to apply custom resource filters to the resource table while working on resource assignments. In this article, we will discuss how to build an interactive filter to apply to a resource list in the Assign Resources dialog box. Consider…

5 Tips for Formatting Text on a Gantt Chart

Written on May 2, 2010, by

Microsoft Project 2007 offers many features to customize the components of a Gantt chart. If you’re presenting your schedule using a Gantt chart, you can use Project 2007’s advanced formatting features to visually emphasize the crucial project data displayed on the chart. I’ll demonstrate five techniques herewith by using the short sample schedule shown in…

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