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Mike Theaker

About: Mike Theaker

Educated at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Mike Theaker graduated with a BSc in electronic engineering. He spent three years in the Engineering Division of the BBC before moving to Pilkington Optronics, first as a project engineer and later as a project manager developing opto-electronic equipment. In 1992 he founded Mike's Project Service, a consultancy dedicated to providing project management and planning consultancy and training. Contact Mike at

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An Update Status Indicator for Microsoft Project

Written on January 24, 2008, by

A simple but effective “Update Status Indicator” can be generated using the excellent Custom Fields features available in Microsoft Project 2000 and later versions. When you need to revise a large project plan, how do you identify those tasks that need updating? By constructing the custom field I describe below, you’ll get red, blue and…

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