Projects: Managing Schedules

Enhance time management and planning skills with our expert guides on managing project schedules. Learn to create realistic timelines, track progress, and ensure timely project delivery with MPUG.

The image shows a project manager looking at a project schedule. The schedule shows the tasks that need to be completed, the resources that are required, and the timeline for the project. The project manager is using the schedule to track the progress of the project and to identify any potential problems.

Using a Graphical Indicator to Identify Tasks That Have Not Been Baselined

This article explains how to use graphical indicators in Microsoft Project to identify tasks that haven't been baselined, helping project managers ensure schedule quality.

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

Learn how to leverage custom fields and graphical indicators in Microsoft Project to analyze and enhance the quality of your project schedules in this insightful webinar.

OnePager: Data-Driven Timelines from Project Desktop or Project Online

OnePager Pro helps project managers create data-driven timelines and Gantt charts directly from Microsoft Project plans. Learn how to choose from multiple layouts, group tasks into swimlanes, apply co...

Effective Project Management: Utilizing Baselines and Microsoft Project Views for Comprehensive Progress Tracking

Microsoft Project offers various views and features to help you track project progress effectively. Learn how to utilize baselines to compare actual outcomes against the original plan, and explore dif...

The image shows a woman looking at a computer screen. The screen is displaying a calendar with a lot of events on it. The woman is holding a pen and biting the end of it. She is looking at the calendar and thinking about something. She is probably trying to figure out how to schedule all of the events on the calendar.

8 Tips for Better Time Management: Project Manager Edition

Enhance productivity with time management strategies for project managers like peak productivity awareness, smart delegation, and break time.

Introduction to OnePager Pro for Microsoft Project

OnePager Pro is a tool that allows users to create data-driven project timelines and Gantt charts from Microsoft Project plans. Learn about its key features, including multiple layout options, swimlan...

To set a specific working time for a day, select the day in the Select day(s) list, and then select the Set days(s) to these specific working times option. In the From and To columns, enter the start and end times for the working day.

Create a 5/4-9 Calendar in Microsoft Project

Background A number of organizations in the United States, including agencies of the US federal government, use a compressed work schedule to manage projects. A common type of compressed work schedule...

The critical path of a project is the sequence of tasks that must be completed on time in order to complete the project on time. The critical path is the longest path through the project network. In this case, the critical path is:

Start planning vacation -> Research and make airline reservations -> Decide what sites to see -> Research transportation options -> Decide on Broadway shows -> Purchase tickets for Broadway shows -> Review vacation plans -> Vacation Plan Complete -> Target Complete

The critical path is 19 days long. This means that if any of the tasks on the critical path are delayed, the entire project will be delayed.

Back to Basics: Assumptions vs. Constraints vs. Dependencies

I regularly provide project management advisory and Project Management Office (PMO) related consulting services to my clients. On many occasions, I have found that project managers do not di...

Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve all project goals within the given constraints. This involves planning, organizing, and overseeing the project, as well as communicating with stakeholders and managing risks. The goal of project management is to deliver a project that meets the needs of the customer, within the agreed-upon budget and timeline. To achieve this, project managers must have a clear understanding of the project scope, as well as the resources and constraints that will be available. They must also be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders and manage risks. Project management is a complex and challenging field, but it is also an essential one. By following proven project management methodologies, project managers can help ensure that their projects are successful. Here are some of the key elements of project management: * **Project scope:** The project scope defines the boundaries of the project, including the work that will be done and the deliverables that will be produced. * **Project schedule:** The project schedule outlines the timeline for the project, including the start and end dates for each task. * **Project budget:** The project budget outlines the costs associated with the project, including the cost of labor, materials, and equipment. * **Project resources:** The project resources include the people, equipment, and materials that will be used to complete the project. * **Project risks:** Project risks are the potential events that could impact the project, including delays, cost overruns, and quality issues. * **Project communication:** Project communication is the process of communicating with stakeholders about the project, including providing updates on the project status and addressing any issues that arise. Project management is an iterative process, and project managers must be able to adapt to changes as they arise. By following proven project management methodologies, project managers can help ensure that their projects are successful.

What You Need to Know About Calendars in Project for the web

Project for the web “out of the box” contains a default calendar. When you create a new schedule through the website,, you will be presented with a default, but what does...

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