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Microsoft Project Features

The following table gives you an overview of the included, improved, and new features that Microsoft Project has to offer. Included are features that were introduced in previous versions of Microsoft Project, as well as the newest features from Project 2016. Microsoft continuously adds features to make project management more efficient for users. The latest version of Microsoft…

Create a Sequence Analysis View

Microsoft Project MVP Sam Huffman shows you how to create a Sequence Analysis View in Microsoft Project. This split-screen view will help you analyze and troubleshoot quickly. Join MPUG to access full-length, live webinar training sessions and hundreds more on-demand. Take a look at our other Project video tips from Sam. Have a suggestion for…

Project Statistics – The 30 Second Report

  Microsoft Project MVP Sam Huffman shows you how to create a 30 second report to quickly obtain the status of your project with no configuration required. A fast and simple reporting option that can easily transfer to any word processing document to share with others. Join MPUG to access full-length, live webinar training sessions…

Using Constraints

A short clip from MPUG’s webinar with Microsoft Project MVP Dale Howard. Dale explains constraints and demonstrates how to use them. Join MPUG to watch the remainder of this session and hundreds more on-demand.. Join MPUG to watch the remainder of this session and hundreds more on-demand. MPUG Premium Members have access to weekly live…

Webinar: SharePoint 2013 + Project 2013 = Better Collaborative Project Management!

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: A combination of the project collaboration capabilities in SharePoint 2013, with the two-way sync to Project 2013, make it an unbeatable platform for collaborative project management. And better collaborative…

Initiate a Project in SharePoint

Part 1 – Initiating a Project In April I wrote an article introducing a simple approach to collaborative project management and how using tools like SharePoint and Microsoft Project will provide guidance for your team and set them up for success.  You will recall that we introduced a simple five step process for project management depicted…

Webinar: Digging Deeper – Learning More about Using Task Mode and Task Dependencies

  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 third of the four-part “Digging Deeper” series of MPUG webinars, the “Learning More about Using Task Mode and Task Dependencies” presentation will help you to…

Beware of ‘AutoLink Inserted or Moved Tasks’ Setting in Microsoft Project

There are several configuration settings available in Microsoft Project that control how the tool looks and behaves. Many of the settings are merely personal preferences, but some can be dangerous to your project schedule if you do not understand them and configure them properly. You can view or update these settings through the ‘Project Options’…

7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Capacity as Activity

This is the second article of this series highlighting common incorrect uses of Microsoft Project. The images in these posts are built using the Microsoft Project 2013 Pro edition, but this series can be useful for all versions of the product. Flaw #1: Date-Related Planning Flaw #2: Capacity as Activity This flaw is pretty self-explanatory once you see the image below:  …

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 the four-part “Digging Deeper” series of MPUG webinars, the “Learning More Using Constraints” presentation will help you to gain in-depth knowledge about the purpose of…

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