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Webinar: ProjectTalk – Decorating Your Project Schedules

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: OK, maybe we’re taking the Holiday theme a bit too far. But we’ve seen some PM’s take the formatting of their Gantt Charts and Task Tables pretty…

Adding % Complete to Milestones in the Gantt Chart

Milestones are an important part of any project. They show important achievements in a project, which can be used to communicate high level progress to senior management. Gantt chart in Microsoft Project gives us a graphical representation of the task/project status. Tasks are represented by bars that  graphically display progress.  Milestones are represented by diamonds,…

Ask the Experts: 15 Microsoft Project Tips for New Users

Steve in Phoenix, AZ asks: Do you have any tips and tricks to help new users with Microsoft Project? Ellen answers: Using Project can become a tricky endeavor at times. Knowing some of the tricks and hidden functions can save time and effort for users. Below I have listed some of my favorite tips and…

Webinar: Using Graphical Indicators and Gantt Chart Views to Create Executive Level Reporting in Microsoft Project

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Using Graphical Indicators and Gantt Chart Views to Create Executive Level Reporting in Microsoft Project…

How to Show Progress on a Summary Task

When you have a summary of tasks where some tasks are ahead of schedule and others are behind, it’s hard to tell if you’re ahead or behind overall. This is simply because summary tasks in Microsoft Project don’t show progress by default. However, it’s very easy to fix by following the steps below: Place your…

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