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MPUG Video Tips with Project MVP Sam Huffman

MPUG has partnered with Microsoft Project MVP Sam Huffman to provide you with quick and helpful tips for Microsoft Project. New tips are added every couple weeks, so be sure to check back often. Join MPUG to access full-length, live webinar training sessions and hundreds more on-demand.

From the Expert

“After 25 years of using, supporting and instructing classes in all versions of Microsoft Project I have developed many usage tips about the product. I am sharing many of those tips in 2 ways: my blog posts and the MPUG “Tips” videos. If you spend some time with the videos you should be able to use Project more effectively and reduce the frustrations of using it. That should give you more time to manage your project.”


Change a Project Start Date

How to change or edit the project start date in Microsoft Project.


Project Statistics – The 30 Second Report

How to quickly obtain the status of your project with no configuration required. A fast and simple reporting option that can easily transfer to any word processing document to share with others.


Create a Sequence Analysis View

How to create a Sequence Analysis View in Microsoft Project. This split-screen view will help you analyze and troubleshoot quickly.


Task Path

How to use Task Path to help you analyze your project schedule in a dynamic, accurate and visible way.


Track Down Resource Scheduling Errors

A systematic and repeatable 5-step method to track down resource scheduling errors in Microsoft Project.


Creating Fast Interactive Filters

How to create and use fast interactive filters to find specific information in your Microsoft Project task sheet.


Splitting Task Assignments

How to split task assignments when one resource must stop working on a task and another resource must finish it.


Block Scheduling

How Block Scheduling is used when a task within a project is driving all of the other tasks as well as the project start and finish dates.

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Written by 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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  1. very nice, thanks for sharing. Love the 30 second report!


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