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i2e Consulting – Project Planning Pro

Project Planning Pro is produced by i2e Consulting.   Product Summary: This app lets users manage Microsoft projects on their Mac and iOS devices.           Capabilities: Import and export plans using Email, DropBox, BOX or iCloud Users can share plans as XML, CSV or PDF files Accommodates four types of tasks links: finish-to-start,…

Microsoft Project on the Go

The laptop is a handy device to haul to those regular long-standing meetings, where you know to come prepared with your computer on, your application loaded, and your project plans open. But the era of “social business” is upon us. The interactions you have with others — co-workers, customers, and external partners — can lead…

Ask the Experts: Combining Resources across Projects

Gary of Muscatine, IL asks: We have multiple schedulers who create their own schedules using a customized template. After the schedules are created, we would like to combine them so we can see the total demand for resources over all schedules and then produce a schedule for each resource. We’re also looking for resource leveling…

Ask the Experts: 15 Microsoft Project Tips for New Users

Steve in Phoenix, AZ asks: Do you have any tips and tricks to help new users with Microsoft Project? Ellen answers: Using Project can become a tricky endeavor at times. Knowing some of the tricks and hidden functions can save time and effort for users. Below I have listed some of my favorite tips and…

Ask the Experts: Bothersome Behavior of the New Version of My Old Friend

Ellen from Wheaton, IL asks: Why does Microsoft Project 2010 have some bothersome behavior?! Answer: Like an old friend or co-worker that you spend many hours a day with, Microsoft Project brings both contentment and frustration to my world. And that’s no different with the latest version, Project 2010. As the year draws to a…

Ask the Experts: Updating the Baseline

Rick from San Jose, CA asks: During the execution of my project, my baseline needs to be updated because of change requests from my clients. What is the best way to do this in Microsoft Project? Answer: When the baseline of the project is set, it is set for all three areas of the data…

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 Microsoft Project views are limiting and don’t provide the visual summary level views that give an executive the quick overview of project or…

Certification Insider: Assigning Resources in Microsoft Project

Assigning resources to your tasks is when the rubber hits the road — or, in some cases, when the project finish date hits the deadline and keeps on going. How many resources you have, the time they have for assignments, and when they’re available all affect task duration and the overall schedule. Part of passing…

Ask the Experts: Making Interim Plans Work for You

Ammar of South Africa asks: Using Microsoft Project 2007, can I view and display interim plans in a Gantt chart view? Also, how can I display interim plan data on other views? Answer: Great question! This is a feature that has been with Microsoft Project since at least level 4.0 from what I can remember. It’s…

Ask the Expert: Creating a Limited Resource Availability Schedule

Ira H. of Northbrook, IL asks: I have a schedule for a short project where the resources are working on other projects as well. Because of this, I cant assign any of the resources to more than 15 hours per week. What is the best way to create this schedule and keep the assignments at…

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