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Sai Prasad

About: Sai Prasad

B Sai Prasad, PMP®, PMI-SP®, MVP Project, Senior Manager - Learning & Development, has been with service provider Cognizant Technology Solutions India Pvt. Ltd since 2001 where he was named winner of the company's Global Trainer of the Year award. He has spent 13,000-plus hours in mentoring, coaching, training 9000-plus practitioners on project management topics ranging from project management concepts, project risk management, project scheduling, Microsoft Office Project® to software estimation techniques. He is a Champion of Project Management from PMI India and also Associate Champion Advisory Committee, PMI India. He is awarded the Champion of the Quarter (Q4 – 2012) and Delivery Excellence Award (2011-2012, 2012-2013) from PMI India. He's also the editor of the project management book, Forecast Scheduling with Project 2010. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Project 2010. He is the President of the MPUG India Chennai chapter to promote and help practitioners on how to effectively use Microsoft Office Project.

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Working with Teams in Project Online

Written on October 3, 2018, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Audience: – Project Managers – Project Web Access Administrators – Project Management Office – Business analyst – Decision makers Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, you…

Working with Teams in Project Online: Your Questions Answered

Written on September 21, 2018, by

An Introduction Project’s Web App allows one to define three types of resources: Work, Material, and Cost. Work resources are equipment and people needed to perform tasks on a project. Work resources may be further classified as Generic, Named, and Team. Generic resources are placeholders for work resource roles such as designer, developer, architect, etc….

Count Down Starts!

Written on March 5, 2018, by

In the field of project management, we talk quite a bit about productivity. One easy way to track the time left until a project’s completion is with Timescale. Timescale displayed in Gantt Chart (Bar Chart) has two tiers – the starting date of the week on the top, and the week day label on the…

What’s new in Project 2016?

Written on September 20, 2017, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Project 2016 includes significant updates to Project Professional, Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online. Project 2016 delivers on some of the most requested capabilities: Resource Management, Resource…

The New Project: Link Tasks on a Dropdown Menu

Written on August 29, 2017, by

Want to learn what’s new in Project 2016? Join author Sai Prasad as he explores updates to the latest versions of Microsoft Project in this MPUG webinar now available on-demand. Microsoft Project calculates the task start and task finish based on many factors: calendar, constraints, predecessors, resources, lags. (Tip: If you want to see the factors…

Critical Thinking: The Art of Thinking Clearly and Rationally

Written on May 13, 2016, by

We like or dislike people even before we know more about them. We quickly jump to conclusions because we give too much importance to the information that’s right in front of us. Why does this happen? Let’s find out. Our life is made of moments. Each moment is created by the choices we made. What…

Your Personal Assistant: Highlight Tasks Due this Week

Written on January 20, 2015, by

In this article, I will focus on a very simple tip – How to highlight the tasks due this week every time the project plan is opened. Looks very simple and it is indeed, very simple! Click View tab. Click Macros dropdown and select Visual Basic In the editor, double click your current project on…

When Did You Revise the Estimates?

Written on September 22, 2011, by

Every project starts with a rough estimate, and these are usually referred to as preliminary. As the project progresses, the actual task performance may be different from the initial estimate. This difference is called variance. On page 16 of PMI’s Practice Standard for Project Estimating the authors write, “Even though estimates are developed initially at…

How To Display Lag between Tasks in Your Gantt Chart

Written on July 18, 2011, by

By default, the lag set between tasks is displayed in the Predecessor column of the Gantt chart view. Neither Microsoft Project 2007 nor Project 2010 has a separate field to display the lead or lag of specific tasks. You can display the lag as a separate field by following these steps: In Project 2007 choose…

The Case of the Broken Task in Microsoft Project

Written on March 17, 2009, by

A few months ago, a colleague expressed concern to me that when a tasks duration was reduced, the start and finish dates for subsequent tasks weren’t reflecting the change. Figure 1: Here’s where we were… When the duration of the “Plan” task was reduced to one day, the “Build” task was still reflecting the old…

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