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Custom Visual Reports for Project 2013 and 2016

Every time a new version of Microsoft Project was launched, there were a mix of excitement and enthusiasm to discover, explore and understand the new features that were made available with the new software. Personally speaking, I remember the level of satisfaction I had when Microsoft Project 2013 was first released, because it finally had…

11 Quick Tips for Project Managers

First, three tips for remote teams… Have everyone submit a picture that shows something they’re passionate about and then have one of them talk about it in an upcoming meeting. This is a great way to build personal relationships even if you can’t meet them at the water cooler. Have a dedicated virtual lunchtime or…

Plan for the Finish — Manage from the Start

Oftentimes people want to plan a project from the finish date and manage it from the start date. The benefit of doing so is that the project manager can flag the tasks with critical goal dates using deadlines and will be able to manage the project to achieve the goal dates. Here’s how. To plan…

View, Tables, Sorting, and Groups

Sam Huffman showed how easy it is to use the new view tab in Microsoft Project 2010. First he demonstrated how easy it is to access some newer views, such as tracking Gantt view and task entry view. He modeled taking a pre-existing view, like the original Gantt chart, adding custom fields to it, and…

Microsoft Project Tutorial – Part 2

Microsoft Project Essentials Tutorial:  How To Use Microsoft Project Guide Section 2: Commonly Used Practices: Applicable to versions of Microsoft Project 2007 and 2003 Specific Tool Training: Applicable to version Microsoft Project 2007 Target Audience: New Project Managers or People New To Microsoft Project Software In this section of the Microsoft Project Essentials Tutorial, we…

Ask the Teacher: What Determines If a Task is Critical or Not?

Rebecca of Lansbury, PA asks, “I am trying to display a critical path for my plan. When I display the filter for critical, only a few tasks appear. How can I quickly identify the real critical path and free float associated with it? Answer: Great question! Several factors determine the task critical path, so lets…

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