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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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All Articles and Webinars by Sam Huffman

MS Project Do’s and Don’ts: Q & A

Written on July 3, 2020, by

Participants in my recent webinar, Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations, brought up a few interesting questions that time did not allow for me to address. The purpose of the following article is to answer several of these questions and to give more clarity to the concepts discussed.   Q: How do you set…

Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts and Cool Customizations

Written on June 24, 2020, by

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.25 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Related links: MS Project Do’s and Don’ts book MS Project Do’s and Don’ts Boot Camp Check out Sam’s blog   Event Description: This session will walk the attendee through…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Identifying Early and Future Task Tracking

Written on June 16, 2020, by

As project managers, I suspect we’ve all considered starting or completing work in the future. When you think about it, although jumping ahead to tracking future work could seem handy, this ability has the potential to cause some problems, too. Would your cost and work reports be skewed? Would resource availability be a problem? Are…

Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?

Written on July 1, 2019, by

Microsoft Project is a software application sold by Microsoft that provides project management tools to manage projects. The program, which has many different versions, allows users to: Understand and control project schedules and finances. Communicate and present project information. Organize, estimate, and schedule work, resources, and costs to ensure projects are completed according to plan….

Back to Basics: What is Project Management?

Written on June 4, 2019, by

Traditional Project Management is the science (and art) of organizing and managing the components of a project. The project can be the development of a new product, the launch of a new service, a marketing campaign, or a wedding. A project isn’t something that’s part of normal business operations. In some organizations, a project is…

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

Written on January 11, 2019, by

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content….

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…

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