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Drag and Drop Tasks from One Resource to Another

Dragging and Dropping Tasks Many Microsoft Project users probably know that you can move tasks in any task view, such as the Gantt Chart view, by “dragging and dropping” the tasks. To drag and drop a ...

Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

There are many knowledge areas, such as integration management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, risk management, etc., that a project manager needs to thoroughly consider whe...

Timesavers 2.0

My first article on the topic of “Timesavers” was published about two months ago. I covered many of Project’s data manipulation tools and best practices for setting up easy access to different command...

Exploring the Virtues of Inactivating Tasks

The Benefits of Documenting Nice-to-work Tasks Microsoft Project (MSP) comes in two editions, Professional and Standard. The Professional version costs almost twice as much as the Standard, but it com...

Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts and Cool Customizations

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.25 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Related links: MS...

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Set the Split Bar Location for All New Blank Projects

Background One minor issue I have with Microsoft Project is that it places the split bar to the right of the Resource Names column by default every time I launch the software and create a new blank pr...

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Identifying Early and Future Task Tracking

As project managers, I suspect we’ve all considered starting or completing work in the future. When you think about it, although jumping ahead to tracking future work could seem handy, this ability ha...

Timesavers

Saving Time with Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Macros. Project has many data manipulation tools and ways to set up easy access to different commands. Implementing these shortcuts will allow you to wor...

How To Reschedule Incomplete Work

A colleague posed a problem recently. He recorded earned value after tracking work done in the first status period of his project. When recording work done in the second status period, he returned to ...