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Sam Huffman

@sam-huffman

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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!
  • Sam Huffman posted a new activity comment 6 days, 20 hours ago

    I don’t know of a document that will compare every version. Even if looking into the newsgroups, blogs and even Microsoft I don’t think that is available.

    In terms of EV reporting, Project does have limits. You can get s-curves out of Visual Reports, but these do not include the performance indices. Once again, the membership may have…

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  • Sam Huffman posted a new activity comment 6 days, 20 hours ago

    If you type “calculate project after each edit” in help you will get a complete description of this function. Also, if you use Auto Scheduled as the default task scheduling method, you should explore the differences in Manual and Auto scheduling discussed in help. This subject is also referenced in the Do’s and Don’ts. The Help is a…

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  • Sam Huffman posted a new activity comment 6 days, 20 hours ago

    Greetings! By now you will have noted that I don’t hang out in this Group; I do visit it to advise when necessary. This is one of those times.

    Project does have 1000 priorities. That is all. This doesn’t mean each task has a unique priority that can’t be shared with other tasks. Initially every task has a medium priority of 500. With this in…[Read more]

  • Sam Huffman posted an update 2 weeks ago

    Hello everyone! I’m so glad there is a Group on Do’s and Don’ts. And I’m happy to be a member. I can’t “hang out” here, but I will check in as often as I can.

    • Dear Sir, Very grateful to have your time for mentorship.
      1. I request if there is a version comparison document available with you, which outlines the comparison of all versions and newly added features of MSP right from 2000 to 2019, we can have it to view at a glance.
      2. I have been able to locate the Earned value table from the tables menu…[Read more]

      • I don’t know of a document that will compare every version. Even if looking into the newsgroups, blogs and even Microsoft I don’t think that is available.

        In terms of EV reporting, Project does have limits. You can get s-curves out of Visual Reports, but these do not include the performance indices. Once again, the membership may have…

        [Read more]

    • Dear Sir,
      What is the auto calculate function in MS Project and how does it affect our schedule ?
      With Best Regards,
      Varun.K.Gupta
        • If you type “calculate project after each edit” in help you will get a complete description of this function. Also, if you use Auto Scheduled as the default task scheduling method, you should explore the differences in Manual and Auto scheduling discussed in help. This subject is also referenced in the Do’s and Don’ts. The Help is a…

          [Read more]