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Sam Huffman

About: Sam Huffman

Sam Huffman first gained insight into Microsoft Project while working as a member of the MS Project development and support team. He has maintained his depth of knowledge of MS Project with each release and is a leading authority in the use and features of MS Project, Project Server and Project Online. Since the early 1990's Sam has honed his instruction skills by delivering training programs to thousands every year. Sam is a frequent content contributor to the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) and speaks to groups often about MS Project, Enterprise Project Management and the discipline of Project Management. He was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional from 2010-2017. Check out his blog on MS Project. The softcover version of my newest book Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts is now available for purchase! It is portable, brief and to the point so you can find help when you need it. Through tips, best practices and examples it will help you jumpstart your project!

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Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Kanban Board! (Part 2)

Written on October 15, 2018, by

From the author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Check out the NEW Do’s and Don’ts Bootcamp, which delivers Microsoft Project Management proficiency (and credibility) in just three hours of training! In Part 1 of this article, we saw that the “Kanban Board” clearly shows what is completed, what is in progress, and what is…

Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Kanban Board! (Part 1)

Written on October 9, 2018, by

From the author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts. Check out the NEW Do’s and Don’ts Bootcamp, which delivers Microsoft Project Management proficiency (and credibility) in just three hours of training! Sometimes managers and executives want to know only the basic status of a task or project. Questions like “Has it started?” or “Is it…

The Right Dose of Expert Advice Makes Managing with Microsoft Project Easy

Written on October 2, 2018, by and

An Interview with Sam Huffman, author of Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Amazon   What’s the biggest benefit a Microsoft Project user gets from using the Do’s and Don’ts guide? Do’s and Don’ts walks the user through the phases of a project sequentially. It identifies what should be focused on, why, how, and…

Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Combination View to Ease Problem Solving

Written on August 6, 2018, by

You have probably noticed that some of the most powerful views in Project have an upper part and a lower part. These two part views are called Combination Views. The upper part is called the Primary. It is for identifying a single component such as a resource or a task. The bottom part is called…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts Boot Camp Video

Written on July 12, 2018, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This session is eligible for 3 PMI® PDUs in the Technical talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session for PMI® PDUs or the MPUG certificate, you must click the submit button after the video has completed in its entirety. Training Certificate: Once you have completed…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success

Written on April 4, 2018, 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: When creating a project for the first time many project managers begin by typing information in the “Task Name” column. Later they find that Microsoft Project is calculating working…

Three Questions to Ask Before Entering Data in Microsoft Project

Written on March 21, 2018, by

Microsoft® Project for Windows has been available for nearly 30 years. Users still think that it’s like Excel and begin entering data immediately after opening a new file. This action is allowed in Project but I don’t recommend it as a standard practice. Here are three questions you should answer before entering data, and why…

Managing Negative Slack: Dos and Don’ts

Written on March 13, 2018, by

Much has been written about Critical Path, Slack, Constraints, and the various forms of Duration and Dependencies. But, have you looked for Negative Slack? This is generally defined as the amount of time required to complete a task or project beyond its scheduled finish date. Think of it as the minimum amount of time to…

5 Things You Must Do to Manage Projects with Microsoft Project

Written on December 8, 2017, by

5 things you must DO to manage projects successfully with Microsoft Project. From the expert that helped build it and wrote the book. 1. Do organize the project logically. Use summary tasks to outline your project for logical reporting. 1 Letters 1.1 A 1.2 B 2 Numbers 2.1 One 2.2 Two 2.3 C 1.1 and 1.2…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Enter Task Durations

Written on November 2, 2017, by

The following in an excerpt from chapter 4 of Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts by Sam Huffman. Part of the MPUG Essentials Training. Download full version of chapter 4. Once the outline is entered in Microsoft® Project, you are ready to estimate and enter task durations. This is accomplished by typing the estimated duration in minutes, hours, days, weeks…

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