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Resource Leveling: The Leveling Hierarchy, Part 2

Last time I introduced the concept of the “leveling hierarchy” and examined the first three hierarchy levels: Priority 1000, Manual and Started Tasks. In this article, we review the remain...

2 Ways to Postpone Your Microsoft Project Schedule

When I observe individuals using Microsoft Project, I sometimes see them using techniques that don’t optimize the features available. An example of such a technique is when someone changes the s...

Agile is Not Always the Answer — How to Determine the Right Scheduling Approach for your Project

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: There are severa...

3 Task Tips

1. Before entering any tasks, you have to specify how many work hours equal a workday by using option Hours per Day on the tab Schedule (ribbon File, item Options). Microsoft Project uses this setting...

4 Handy Microsoft Project Scheduling Tips

1. When you schedule electronically, you should not enter start or finish dates for tasks. If you use Microsoft Project to simply capture dates and only dates, you may as well use Microsoft Excel inst...

In Defense of Hard Constraints…

I have a confession to make that will surprise many experienced Microsoft Project users – I use Must Finish On (MFO) constraints.  I have found that they are the only way that I can always ensure an a...

Digging Deeper into Task Types for Microsoft Project

A short clip from MPUG’s webinar with Microsoft Project MVP Dale Howard. Dale explains task types, their purpose and demonstrates how to set task type values. Join MPUG to watch the remainder of this ...

Webinar: Digging Deeper – Learning More about Using Constraints

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 In the second of ...

7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Date-Related Planning

As a consultant you come across a lot of different projects/companies/people. I’ve noticed that there are some flaws that keep popping up, regardless of the company, project or person. In this s...