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How to Create a Portfolio KPI Report in Project Online

Back in 2015, my colleague Nate Auchter wrote a great article in which he demonstrates how to build a key performance indicator report in Project Online using Microsoft Excel. (The full article can be found on the MPUG website here.) While Nate’s article uses a subjective custom field to create the KPI, this article places…

Beyond Macros – Customizing Microsoft Project for Non-Techies

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: Recording and editing basic macros Assigning a macro to the Microsoft Project ribbon Creating a macro to set the baseline for all tasks in your project that have not yet…

Calculating the Percent of Variance in Microsoft Project

  Have you ever wanted to know the impact of a given variance in your schedule percentage-wise? For example, let’s say you have a finish variance of five days in a task that was originally planned to be executed in 20 days. If we calculate the variance of the task (5 days) over what was…

8 Scheduling Tips for Project 2010

1. In Project 2010, I always use “Must Finish On” instead of a deadline date for the last task in my projects, in order to cement the task in the schedule. 2. I use “Start No Earlier Than” when something is to be delivered by an external vendor, such as, “Delivery of roof by October…

Webinar: What NOT to do in MS Project – Breaking Bad Habits

  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: Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to become a more effective user of Microsoft Project?  Join us for this exciting and practical webinar that will help…

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