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Add a Calculated Status Indicator to Detail Tasks

While Project includes a Status field, it’s not always exactly what I want. I use a numeric field to calculate the status of detail tasks in the project plan, and display stoplights—Green, Amber, and Red—based on the calculated value. I’ve found it adds some immediacy to project status meetings. Note that this formula produces reliable…

Increase Your Schedule Understanding with Smart Project Indicators

When using Microsoft Project to track their projects, project managers want the ability to identify any issues that may harm their schedules. One of the best ways to achieve this is through the use of graphical indicators. By default Microsoft Project offers an out-of-the-box graphical indicator called “Status Indicator,” which presents the current status of…

Using the Portfolio Dashboard to Uncover the Value of Projects

When your executives are wondering which projects are delivering the biggest bang for their investments, the tool you can turn to for delivering the data is Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007. A major component of Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Portfolio Server integrates with Office Project Server 2007 to deliver visibility across projects…

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