MPUG Category: Views

A Better Microsoft Project: Background Color in D * U = W fields to Communicate Which Fields are Protected and Editable

This article is the third in this series, A Better Microsoft Project. You can find the first two articles here and here. I believe the fields involved in assigning resources in MS Project have created...Read More

Excel Data Visualization – Lesson 2

Event Description:Every Picture Tells a Story” is a popular saying which is true not only in everyday life but in Excel too. Behind your set of numerical data is a story waiting to be told. The tellin...Read More

Late Tasks: Starts and Finishes

The Background Story… I have been a project manager for over forty years. Over that time, I got into the habit of checking my projects for late starts and finishes two or three times a month. This wou...Read More

Entering Actuals During the Tracking Cycle

In my recent Tracking Starts with a Status Date article, a four-step tracking cycle was defined. It includes setting the status date, entering actuals, rescheduling incomplete work, and resource level...Read More

Webinar Recap: How To Modify Microsoft® Project for the web Using Custom Fields.

In a recent MPUG survey we asked our members to share their top frustrations. We got the following question: Is there a way to customize Project for the web? For example, how can I add costs for tasks...Read More

Another Common MS Project Misconception: “P4W Can’t Be Customized”

As I explained in my previous article, with all the updates Microsoft has made as of late, it’s no wonder people have misconceptions or don’t fully realize the strategy Microsoft has around growing an...Read More

Building A Sprint Backlog with All Scrum Events in MS Project Agile

One of the key artifacts in a Scrum Project is the Sprint Backlog, with others being the Product Backlog and (Product) Increment. The Sprint Backlog is prepared during the Sprint Planning event, and i...Read More

Quickly Determine if a Task Has Been Baselined

Manually Checking for Un-baselined Tasks How do you know whether a task has been baselined in a Microsoft Project schedule? The direct way to determine if a task has been baselined is to apply any tas...Read More

Exploring VBA: Microsoft Project’s Macro Language: Part III Using VBA to Integrate Microsoft Project with other Microsoft Tools

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: The session is g...Read More

Multiple Views into the Same Project File

Different views into the same MS Project file enables us to see a schedule from multiple perspectives. Using the split view feature is one way to do this. The Project window is split into two panes, w...Read More

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