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Add a Calculated Status Indicator to Detail Tasks

While Project includes a Status field, it’s not always exactly what I want. I use a numeric field to calculate the status of detail tasks in the project plan, and display stoplights—Green, Amber, and Red—based on the calculated value. I’ve found it adds some immediacy to project status meetings. Note that this formula produces reliable…

The Newest Agile Features of MS Project

As a Project MVP, I get to help customers globally, and I get to review approaches for MS Project and other scheduling technologies, including Agile, Waterfall, Prince2, and other methodologies. This article is a continuation and update to the MPUG series on Agile Project Management with Microsoft PPM technologies. I hope you find it educational,…

Webinar: From the Experts …Let’s do a Schedule Health Assessment

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Description: A schedule health assessment assures schedule models accurately represent the scope of work in a logically connected manner. A healthy schedule is logically sound, contains proper status, is…

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,…

Webinar: Update Better

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:  The way most PMs update task progress, there is no effect on successors or product delivery date. You will see a way that gives more and better information for…

Webinar UK: Updating the Plan

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Description: This session introduces the user to updating the plan during the execution phase of the project. …

Sorting out Overdue Tasks from Waaaayyyy Overdue Tasks

Recently, a colleague asked how he could tell at a glance which overdue tasks were at least 50% complete and which were less than 50% complete. If <50% complete, show red alert (red circle icon) If as least 50% complete, show yellow alert (yellow warning icon) Now perhaps there’s a more elegant way to do…

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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