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Cloudy Conditions: Clarifying MS Project’s Plans and Pricing Structures

The Microsoft Project product family has so many solutions, pricing structures, and platforms to choose from that it can be confusing to many people on what to use. In this article, I hope to clear up...

Cancel an Unneeded Task

Background Information During the Planning stage of a project, it is appropriate to delete unneeded tasks from the project. After you have saved a baseline for your project, however, it is a very bad ...

Custom Visual Reports for Multiple Project Schedules

Microsoft offers two main cloud-based platforms that allow organizations and individuals to manage their portfolios, programs, and projects at an enterprise level. They are Project for the web and Pro...

Task Management Tools: Why Hybrid is a Good Thing

I’d like to start this piece with a statement, “Hybrid is good.” Today’s business is one dominated by productivity demand and compounded with tight budgets and a remote workforce. People are needing b...

Delay the Start of Resource Work on a Task

A Problem and a Solution Several months ago, there was an interesting question in the Project Standard and Professional user forum on the Internet. The user who posted the question had the following s...

Ten Best Microsoft Project Tips for Beginners

  Please note – An unexpected connection issue occurred at the beginning of the session. Please skip from 1:50 to 5:19 minutes.   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Devel...

Microsoft Project: Do You Ever Find It’s Doing Its Own Thing?

Nowadays, most software is easy to use, and MS Project is one of the most user friendly out there. Unlike many other scheduling tools, you don’t need a user manual to begin utilizing the main features...

Using Custom Fields and Graphical Indicators to Analyze the Quality of Your Schedule

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: T...

Understanding the Meaning of Scheduling Ignores Resource Calendars

Background Information In Microsoft Project, you can completely override the schedule of any task by assigning a Task calendar to the task. Common needs for using a Task calendar might include the fol...