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Do’s and Don’ts: Using Hammock Tasks

Every so often I’m asked to reproduce a project management technique in Microsoft Project that isn’t a named feature in the software. Such is the case with “hammock” tasks. A hammock task is a task that has a variable duration. The duration is controlled entirely by other tasks in another or the same project. The…

5 Lessons on Microsoft Project Resource Engagements

In June 2015, when Microsoft first talked about the new resource engagements feature for Project Online and Project Server, there was great excitement in the project management community. We were finally going to have a formal way of managing the negotiation between project managers and resource managers by specifying the amount of work and time…

A Hidden Feature in Microsoft Project 2016

Three years ago, Microsoft introduced a new feature in the 2013 version of Microsoft Project called Lync integration (now known as Skype integration), which displays a “presence” indicator for each resource in your project team. Microsoft introduced this new feature to foster communications between the project manager and team members. For example, the project manager…

Webinar: Using Graphical Indicators and Gantt Chart Views to Create Executive Level Reporting in Microsoft Project

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Using Graphical Indicators and Gantt Chart Views to Create Executive Level Reporting in Microsoft Project…

Webinar: Microsoft Project for the Intermediate User – Learn From the MVP

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Speaker: Bill Raymond Bill Raymond is an author, public speaker, trainer and consultant. While working in…

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