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How to Correctly Setup Actual Dates in MS Project

How do you expect MS Project (MSP) to behave when you enter an Actual Start date for a task? You would likely expect it to store the date in the ‘Actual Start’ field and stop there, but MSP does somet...

Do’s and Don’ts: Use Actual Start and Finish Dates

You know that setting a baseline is important for tracking and reporting. It is equally important to enter each tasks Actual Start and Finish dates, particularly if different than the Baseline dates. ...

Focusing on Deliverables, Not Just the Schedule

As project managers we’re often so focused on the project plan, schedule, and budget, we forget what the ultimate goal of the project is to begin with. When a senior leader comes along and says,...

Creating Milestone Reports in Microsoft Project

If you’re managing complex programs or large projects, a summary milestone report may be the best way to share information that shows the status of key deliverables. Yet, out of the box Microsof...