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Extending the Resource Usage View

The Resource Usage view is a powerful view in Microsoft Project. The Usage table on the left side of the view displays each resource in your project team, along with the tasks to which each resource i...

Understanding Calculation Options in Microsoft Project

Background Information In the realm of little-used features in Microsoft Project, there are a couple of Project Options settings worth noting. These are the calculation options found on the Advanced p...

Thinking About Elapsed Durations

What is Elapsed Duration? Microsoft Project offers an unusual scheduling option known as Elapsed Duration. In the Duration column for any task, you can enter a Duration value two different ways: You c...

I KNOW It’s Around Here Somewhere: A Look at Those Darn Risk Register Boxes

As a risk maven, I love encouraging organizations to build out a comprehensive risk register with all of the bells and whistles. Those bells and whistles?  Event, probability, impact, overall priority...

Saving and Using Personal Templates in Microsoft Project

Background Information A few weeks ago, I created a Tips and Tricks video on creating and using personal templates in Microsoft Project. The step that is required for using personal templates is not o...

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Using the Predecessors Column to Select Multiple Predecessors

Many years ago, in Microsoft Project for DOS, the only way to set task dependencies was to manually type task ID numbers into either the Predecessors or Successors column for each task in the project....

Share your Biggest Frustrations with Project Management Tools

We’d like to invite you to take a moment to share your biggest frustration, problem, issue, bug, or pain point with the project management tool(s) that you use. We’ll use your anonymous response...

Project Performance Measurement – Part 3: Using MS Project to Track and Report on Performance

Event Description: How do we track the information within MS Project? We will talk about using custom fields, custom views, and custom filters to enhance our reporting capabilities. How can we use bot...

Understanding and Using Cost Rate Tables

Background Information While you perform resource planning in your projects by adding resources to your project team in the Resource Sheet view, you may need to enter basic and custom cost information...