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Best Practices for Making Use of Formulas in Microsoft Project

Event Description: Take your Microsoft Project plans to the next level by learning how to use formulas to compute key project information. Learn when a formula will work and when it won’t, plus practical tips on creating powerful formulae that are easy to build and maintain. Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This…

Warm Yourself Up with 4 Sizzling Pointers for Project Online Application Administrators

Introduction Serving as a Project Online Application Administrator for your organization can be an overwhelming experience. There are many features to set up in the system, and the right way to set them up is not always as obvious or as intuitive as we’d like it to be. Using a trial and error approach for…

Tip: Trust Your Formulas!

Have you ever had a situation where a tested, tried and true formula was producing an “incorrect” result? Recently one of my client schedulers wanted to know, “How can a formula produce correct results for 500 other tasks, but produce an obviously incorrect result for only one task?” In her schedule she was using this…

The 0.38 day Mystery Solved!

Ever wonder where that pesky 0.38 days comes from that you find when comparing dates that look to be the same? In a recent inquiry, a reader wanted to know, “Why does a ‘one working day’ task show up as 0.38 calendar days?” In his schedule he was using this formula in a Text1 field:…

5 PMP Exam Tips

1. Don’t Use Too Many Exam Prep Books What usually happens is that students preparing for the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Profession (PMP)® exam try to go through too many PMP exam prep books or online courses thinking that they will be able to absorb everything that they watch and read. That is far from…

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