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Display Actual Duration in Calendar Days and Not in Working Days

Background Information Last month there was a fascinating “brain teaser” question posted in the Project and Planner User Group on LinkedIn. The user wanted to know if there was a way to display the Ac...

Building and Analyzing Kanban Cumulative Flow Diagrams with MS Project (Agile)

Like Sprint or Release Burndown charts in Scrum, cumulative flow diagrams (CFDs) are frequently used in projects using a Kanban framework. This is because one of the fundamental aspects of Kanban is t...

Using a Finish By Field Instead of Deadline Dates in Microsoft Project

Background Information In my third and previous article in this series, I demonstrated how the use of Deadline dates can negatively impact the Total Slack calculations for tasks in your Microsoft Proj...

Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project: Lesson 3 – Leveling and Resolving Resource Conflicts Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Bell’s course, Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project (Lesson 3: Leveling and Resolving Resource Conflicts), being provided by MPU...

Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project: Lesson 3 – Leveling and Resolving Resource Conflicts

Event Description: This course provides an overview of how to manage a project’s resources, timeline and cost through effective critical path modeling using Microsoft Project. This step by ...

Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project: Lesson 2 – Leveraging Work and Predecessor Types to Structure the Plan Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Bell’s course, Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project (Lesson 2: Leveraging Work and Predecessor Types to Structure the Plan), bei...

Entering Actuals During the Tracking Cycle

In my recent Tracking Starts with a Status Date article, a four-step tracking cycle was defined. It includes setting the status date, entering actuals, rescheduling incomplete work, and resource level...

Building and Managing A Hybrid-Agile Plan with MS Project

While Scrum and Kanban are two frequently used, individual Lean-Agile frameworks, many management practitioners use Hybrid-Agile approaches. This is because a number of organizations, across industry ...

Tracking Starts with a Status Date

There are four steps involved in tracking a project:  setting the status date, entering actuals and schedule revisions, rescheduling incomplete work, and resource leveling the remaining schedule. Thes...