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How to Get More Resources

Dear Elizabeth: I’m currently running a large project that’s a mess. We’ve lost team members, the customer has asked for more features, and now we’re scheduled to go well over our deadline. I’ve had endless conversations with my manager about the need to add more people to the project—I’ve even shown her my resource workload…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts

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Creating a Risk Matrix Report in Project Online

When using Microsoft Project Online to plan, manage, track and control projects, project managers can benefit from using collaboration capabilities that are available in the platform. For each new project you start, there’s the option to set up a Project Site in which project artifacts — such as risks, issues and documents — can be…

Resource Leveling: Leveling Fields

Welcome back to our series on resource leveling! This article wraps up the core leveling functionality by examining the leveling fields available to: Override leveling options at a task or resource level; and Review leveling changes or impacts. Override Fields “Level Assignments” This Yes/No field is a task level override for the project-level “Leveling can…

Resource Leveling: Understanding Split Task Options

Simply defined, the word “split” means “to break apart.” There are many types of splits in the world, ranging from banana splits to stock splits. And not to be left behind, Microsoft Project allows tasks to be split. But what does “split” mean within the context of resource leveling and what actually happens when Project…

Using Protected Baselines

I received an interesting question from one of our new clients recently, and I thought you might be interested in the answer. The client wanted to know how to prevent project managers from saving a baseline in their projects, and to restrict all baseline operations to only those who are staff in the Project Management…

Manually Entering Task Costs — How Is This Even Possible?

I recently learned something new about Microsoft Project. This new knowledge is an extension of how Project calculates the Cost value for each task. As most of us already know, the software calculates the Cost value for each task as the sum of the Cost values for each resource assigned to the task. For example,…

What is this Project Plan, Anyhow?

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: What is the “Project Plan” to you? Is it the master schedule; the planned costs for the project; the resource allocations for the project; the risk identification and mitigation…

Tracking Methods in Microsoft Project Online and Project Server

There are three distinct tracking methods within Microsoft Project Online and Project Server. Understanding these practices — and how they relate to the way you plan your tasks — will help you choose the tracking level that adequately meets the needs of your project. Figuring Out the Appropriate Level of Task Progress Detail As an…

Cloud Middleware Connects Project Server to Workflow and Finance Systems

A Microsoft Gold-certified partner has introduced a new set of connectors intended to help users of Project Server and Project Online perform data integration with their work management and financial management systems, thereby eliminating double-entry of data. FluentPro Software has introduced FluentPro Integration Hub, which serves as a cloud-based middleware service to connect Microsoft’s Project…

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