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Manually Entering Task Progress in Microsoft Project

Written on November 18, 2019 by

Overview If you are a project manager who manages desktop-only projects with Microsoft Project, you need to know how to manually enter task progress in your project schedules. And if you are a project manager in an organization that uses Project Online or Project Server, but your organization does not use the Timesheet page or…

Webinar Recap: Mastering Microsoft Project Visualization Part 2 – Bending Microsoft Project Reports to your Will

Written on November 15, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Erik van Hurck’s Mastering MS Project Visualization Part 2 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….

Removing Start-to-Finish Relationships from Mid-point Scheduling

Written on November 12, 2019 by

Mid-point or block scheduling involves a sequence of tasks, the scheduling of which is dependent upon the start of a target task embedded within the sequence. In practice, as the sequence is moved forward or backward within the schedule, start-to-finish (SF) task relationships are used to drag the predecessors of the target task along with…

The Need for an Innovative PMO

Written on November 11, 2019 by

Business transformation is the lifeblood of every enterprise today. Without a constant flow of innovation, no company can expect to prosper – or perhaps, even survive. How should an organization manage business transformation? Who should be responsible for it? How will the team responsible know what projects to work on? These are questions that businesses…

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

Written on November 8, 2019 by

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. It’s considered a valuable source of getting real-time updates, information, and feedback from the development team. It also serves to help keep the field team aligned with the company’s goals and deadlines. To take full advantage of the benefits…

Webinar Recap: Mastering Microsoft Project Visualization Part 1 – View and Table Creation Best Practices

Written on November 7, 2019 by

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Erik van Hurck’s Mastering MS Project Visualization Part 1 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….

Resource Leveling: How Can You Use it in Project Management?

Written on November 5, 2019 by

A person inexperienced in project management may think that resource leveling is a method of making use of resources having the same height. Most experienced project managers know that it is a resource optimization technique which tries to make the best use of available resources to create a workable project schedule. Resource leveling is often…

Network Analysis: The Best Practice for Calculating Duration

Written on November 4, 2019 by

If you read my Guide to Network Analysis, made available last month, you hopefully gained a better understanding of a project’s “Network” and “Analysis.” The “Network” part being a logic diagram of connecting nodes (details of the individual tasks and the relationships between them), and the “Analysis” part describing the process of estimating the duration…

Calculating Project Costs in MS Project

Written on November 1, 2019 by

How does Microsoft Project calculate project costs? Most people assume that the calculation of project cost is the result of the formula, Standard Rate x Work. Close, but no cigar! This simple formula is only a small part of a much more robust method of calculation available in MS Project. In fact, Project offers a powerful model…

A Short History of Project Management

Written on October 29, 2019 by

  Have you ever wondered about the history of project management, or how it evolved into its’ present day usage? This article will cover most of the major project management happenings throughout history. The stages of time will cover the BC time period, the 1900’s where the root of modern project management was driven by…

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