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New Features of Project for the web

Overview Ever since the introduction of Project for the web in late 2019, Microsoft has slowly and steadily rolled out new features for this software application. In this article, I want to document t...

Webinar Recap: Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Dale Howard’s Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wis...

A Beginner’s Guide to Resource Leveling in MS Project

How would you feel about someone else doing a job for you and not charging you a penny? I am sure we’ve all had moments when this would sound pretty good, but what if this person botched up the job or...

Calculating Project Costs in MS Project

How does Microsoft Project calculate project costs? Most people assume that the calculation of project cost is the result of the formula, Standard Rate x Work. Close, but no cigar! This simple formula...

Webinar Recap: Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Michael Wharton’s Estimating Annual Budgets using Project Server and Online webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You m...

Understanding the Impact of Progress on Expense Cost Resources

Background Information A user in the Microsoft Project user forum recently asked a question about problems he was experiencing with using Expense Cost resources in his project. The user stated that wh...

Integrating Top Down Budgeting and Cost Management with Microsoft Project

If you are an IT Project Manager, you’ve probably faced a moment where you’ve said something like this to yourself, “I’ve been appointed as the PM for this major project. It’s starting soon, but the p...

Levels of Project Scheduling Proficiency

Summary ‘ Time Modeling’ is the simplest way of working with project scheduling applications (like Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera) that everyone can learn in one or two days of training (‘intr...

How to Handle Fixed Price Contracts in Your Project Schedule

A fixed-price contract means someone has agreed to deliver a chunk of work for a fixed amount of money. That’s a sweet deal, both financially and project-management-wise. If the contractor’s cost surp...

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