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7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Using Predecessors in Summary Tasks

This is the sixth article of this series highlighting common incorrect uses of Microsoft Project. The images are built using the Microsoft Project 2013 Pro edition, but this series can be useful for a...

Quick Trick: Align Tasks and Gantt Bars with Grid Lines

Sometimes it can be difficult to visually align task rows in Microsoft Project with their corresponding shapes in the Gantt Chart: We can fix that in about 30 seconds by simply adding horizontal grid ...

Change Highlighting in Project 2010/2013 vs 2007

Change highlighting is beautiful, but there are times when you do not want to display it – when you want to print the view, for instance. Now, of course, you can just hit CTRL-S to save the sche...

Top 10 Must-Read Articles From the Experts

  The Project Communication Plan By Bonnie Biafore Creating an Agile Schedule with Microsoft Project By Vincent McGevna 5 Tips for Formatting Text on a Gantt Chart By Ismet Kocaman Task Types: Do...

Improving Estimates

Quick Tip To Improve Estimates

Could your team members improve their estimates? My own estimates are consistently too low by a factor of 1.5. How do I know? Well, I track my time on a project. At the end of the project, I compare m...

Microsoft Project Critical Path 101

Project managers are frequently requested to share the critical path for their projects. In this article we will review the key elements that need to be in place to display the critical path using Mic...

You Produced a Great Schedule…Now What?

Many times Project Managers are able to create great schedules using Microsoft Project,  but then loose track when the project goes into the execution phase where they are required to update the sched...

Smart Numbering Master Schedule Tasks

In a Consolidated Schedule, volatile IDs will show repeated numbers representing a task’s ID in a subproject.  This creates confusion and it is difficult to search a task by ID.  Therefore, when using...

Microsoft Project Baselining Best Practices

Once you have the complete WBS built out, assigned resources, entered the effort estimates, built your dependency network and added your deadlines and constraints, it is time to set the project baseli...