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A Better Microsoft Project: Background Color in D * U = W fields to Communicate Which Fields are Protected and Editable

This article is the third in this series, A Better Microsoft Project. You can find the first two articles here and here. I believe the fields involved in assigning resources in MS Project have created...

Misconception #4: Managing Resources in Project is Too Hard

Managing resources in Project is certainly not simple. If you’ve worked in Primavera or other scheduling tools, you know there’s even more complexity for how to utilize resources. Of course, there are...

Advanced Task Types –Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Praveen Malik’s session, Advanced Task Types – Everything You Need to Know, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may...

The Conundrum of Task Types in MS Project

Let’s consider the following situation: Your project has been running behind schedule for the past few weeks. You have done everything in your power to rectify the situation and bring the project back...

Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 3: Workshop Facilitation and Questions

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jeff Bongiovani’s session, SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 3, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to us...

Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 2

We left off in Part 1 of this article asking the question of HOW Agile and Critical Path could exist side-by-side in a single project schedule without affecting each other (much)? I laid out three dil...

Analogous and Parametric Estimating

Microsoft Project, in its various releases (i.e., Online desktop, 2019, 2016, etc.), can become an accurate estimating tool for top-down (Analogous) and bottom-up (Parametric) estimating. This is acco...

What Are the Most Important Options Settings in Microsoft Project?

Introduction Microsoft Project offers three types of options in the Project Options dialog. These option types include: Application Options – These options control how the software looks and works, an...

Webinar Recap: They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenien...

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