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Nenad Trajkovski

About: Nenad Trajkovski

MVP - Project Nenad Trajkovski was born in Zagreb in 1963. year. After completion of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Nenad has started on the development and implementation of enterprise systems (ERP) in companies of various areas (banks, card houses, production companies, auto industry, wholesale businesses, oil companies, and others). He has extensive experience in working with business processes, people and knowledge in information technology and financial accounting activities. Currently, Nenad works as a consultant for the implementation of business systems, and as Project Manager. He is trainer for Project Management and Risk Management in Microsoft Innovation Center in Varaždin. At WinDays08 conference he has been declared as the best speaker, and his session as the best one. He was among TOP 10 speakers in the Microsoft Sinergija 2009 and at the Microsoft Vzija 2009. Shared first place as the best lecturer at KulenDays 2009 and the PMI Forum 2009 in Zagreb. Regular speaker at the Microsoft Community. On WinDays10 conference Nenad was among the top three speakers; at the conference Microsoft Vision 9 in Skopje between the top 5 speakers as well as on Microsoft Synergy 11 which was held in Belgrade. Certified Accountant, PMP (Project Manager Professional), PMI – RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional), MCTS – Microsoft Project 2010 (Microsoft Certified Technical Professional).  and MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer).

All Articles and Webinars by Nenad Trajkovski

Task Types Demystified

Written on April 15, 2019, by

There are a lot of people who stop using MS Project before they even get very far into a project. The main reasons for quitting Project are: When they make a project plan and then change it, they get strange results. When they assign resources with their own calendars, they do not get tasks scheduled…

Different ways to track project progress with Microsoft Project

Written on January 23, 2019, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: This is a – from zero to hero session (1 hour) which will clarify how project progress can be tracked from a very simple to a very…

Milestones: Do We Need to Assign a Resource to Them in Microsoft Project?

Written on September 18, 2018, by

There is a lot of discussion surrounding the question of resources being assigned to milestones using Microsoft Project. The answer to this question is (Isn’t it always?), “It depends.” The milestone is the checkpoint. Its main characteristic is that it has no duration (duration for a “classic” milestone is 0 (days, weeks, hours…). The best…

Successfully Managing a Waterfall Project with Individual Work by Agile Teams

Written on August 28, 2018, by

As we all know, there are two general approaches or methodologies used for projects: Waterfall and Agile. Before I continue with an explanation of the differences between those two, let me emphasize one major and the biggest difference there is: The PLAN! Waterfall methodologies are plan driven. Everything is—or should be—known upfront. With a Waterfall…

Finish to Finish/Start to Start Dependencies with Lag

Written on September 7, 2015, by

This tip explains Lag with Dependencies other than Finish to Start, like Finish to Finish and Start to Start, in Microsoft Project 2013. First we create a simple project: As you can see in the Predecessors field, Tasks 1 and 2 have a Finish To Finish (FF) relationship, and Tasks 3 and 4 have Start…

About Adding Columns in Project 2013 Tables

Written on September 7, 2015, by

Somebody told me that he could add additional columns to some tables but not to all of them. He wondered if that was a bug. The answer is no, it’s not! Let me show you an example. Here’s a simple project: We can “Add New Column” in this table. Note that we’re using the Entry…

Slack in Microsoft Project 2013

Written on September 1, 2015, by

You may be wondering why you can have individual items with slack in your schedule but then have total slack for the whole project show zero. Is there a way to show on your schedule how many days of slack you have for the entire project? The answer is complicated. First, some basics. Slack is…

Scheduling with Multinational Calendars

Written on January 27, 2015, by

Here is a question I received from one of my readers: “I’m managing a project for resources in multiple locations using MS Project 2007: US and 3 countries in Europe. I have multiple resource calendars to reflect the different countries. One (1) of my German resources started a task on Nov 28 which is a…

Fixed Duration and Effort Driven Task in Project 2013

Written on September 16, 2014, by

The Problem: “When I assigned a task to Fixed Duration, WITH EFFORT DRIVEN I see that Project has calculated some of the resources to work 50% or 33%. How does that work then? I had 5 days of work, with 4 resources. So after calculating, they still work for 5 days, still with four resources…

The Resume Fields in Project 2010 and 2013

Written on July 22, 2014, by

Imagine this situation: you have a task with one resource, and duration is 5 days. The task is on track, and it is 50% completed. Suddenly, your resource get sick, and will be able to continue with work after few days. What do you have to do? You can Split Task , or you can…

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