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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...

How Should a Project Manager Organize their Workday Every Day and Where does MS Project Fit into this?

Event Description: Are you a Project Manager? If so, then you have a workload that doesn’t fit into an eight or ten-hour workday! However, you are supposed to finish everything during that time. Join ...

How To Get Your Schedule into Project for the Web

In a recent Project for the web update, we were treated with a number of new features. For some of us, including me, it took a while before they showed up, but I’ve got them now! View all the December...

Those darn Risk Register boxes! What really goes in there?

Event Description: It’s one thing to fill out a form. It’s another thing entirely to know what you’re putting in the boxes and know that it has meaning. In this entertaining romp wit...

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...

Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 2

We left off in Part 1 of this article asking the question of HOW Agile and Critical Path could exist side-by-side in a single project schedule without affecting each other (much)? I laid out three dil...

Gantt Chart Wizard: A Blast Out of the Past

Background I was recently reading the latest posts in the Project Standard and Professional user forum, when I found a recent reply to a question that was originally posted in March 2011. I was greatl...