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Certificate Series: Beyond Macros – Customizing Microsoft Project for Non-Techies Part 2

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDUs in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Watch Session 3 Session Two: Integrating Project with Microsoft…

Certificate Series: Beyond Macros – Customizing Microsoft Project for Non-Techies Part 1

  Watch Session 2 Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU’s in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. Session One: Getting Started…

Microsoft Project Features

The following table gives you an overview of the included, improved, and new features that Microsoft Project has to offer. Included are features that were introduced in previous versions of Microsoft Project, as well as the newest features from Project 2016. Microsoft continuously adds features to make project management more efficient for users. The latest version of Microsoft…

Scheduling with Multinational Calendars

Here is a question I received from one of my readers: “I’m managing a project for resources in multiple locations using MS Project 2007: US and 3 countries in Europe. I have multiple resource calendars to reflect the different countries. One (1) of my German resources started a task on Nov 28 which is a…

7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Using Predecessors in Summary Tasks

This is the sixth article of this series highlighting common incorrect uses of Microsoft Project. The images are built using the Microsoft Project 2013 Pro edition, but this series can be useful for all versions of the product. This article will be about linking summary tasks. Flaw #1: Date-Related Planning Flaw #2: Capacity as Activity  Flaw #3: Lack of Structure (Work Breakdown Structure) Flaw #4: Too…

Quick Trick: Align Tasks and Gantt Bars with Grid Lines

Sometimes it can be difficult to visually align task rows in Microsoft Project with their corresponding shapes in the Gantt Chart: We can fix that in about 30 seconds by simply adding horizontal grid lines to the Gantt Chart to help align the left task rows with the Gantt shapes. Click the ‘Format’ tab in…

Change Highlighting in Project 2010/2013 vs 2007

Change highlighting is beautiful, but there are times when you do not want to display it – when you want to print the view, for instance. Now, of course, you can just hit CTRL-S to save the schedule, and of course that removes any change highlighting. Of course this also clears the stack so that…

Top 10 Must-Read Articles From the Experts

  The Project Communication Plan By Bonnie Biafore Creating an Agile Schedule with Microsoft Project By Vincent McGevna 5 Tips for Formatting Text on a Gantt Chart By Ismet Kocaman Task Types: Don’t Get Frustrated By John Reinheimer How To Remove Completed & Cancelled Projects & Tasks From Timesheets in Project Server By Terry Kneeburg…

Quick Tip To Improve Estimates

Could your team members improve their estimates? My own estimates are consistently too low by a factor of 1.5. How do I know? Well, I track my time on a project. At the end of the project, I compare my total hours to the sum of the original estimates in the Resource Sheet as shown…

Microsoft Project Critical Path 101

Project managers are frequently requested to share the critical path for their projects. In this article we will review the key elements that need to be in place to display the critical path using Microsoft Project 2010 or 2013. What Developing the Critical Path within Microsoft Project (version 2010/2013) where the software automatically forecasts the end project’s…

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