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Quickly and Easily Create Cross-Project Dependencies

A question asked occasionally in the Microsoft Project and Project Online user forums is this: “How can I link a task in one project with a task in another project?” The heart of this question is that the project manager needs to know how to create cross-project dependencies. This question is relevant to almost all…

Creating Master Projects and Sub-projects

One of the key skills that we hear about in project management is gaining a handle on multiple projects and viewing the integration among them. This can be a pain point for project managers who don’t have access to an enterprise system such as Microsoft Project Server or Microsoft Project Online, but who still want…

3-Step Bulk Editing in Project Server

Project Server is a great tool for showing data from multiple projects. In fact, that’s what makes it so good to use when you’re working with a portfolio of projects. In Project Server 2010 there were open source tools you could install called “Solution Starters,” extensions to Project Server that provided additional functionality. One extension…

Master Project and Read-Only SubProject

Sometimes when you are using Microsoft Professional and you insert a Subproject, the Subproject is “Read Only” when you try to save the Master Project. This quick post is how to resolve that issue. In this example, I have a Master Project, which is titled the highly original name of “Master Project,” and I have…

MPUG Tip – Even More Tips and Tricks Using Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013 – Using the Fastest Method to Create a Master Project

Dale shows us the fastest way to create a temporary master project in order to combine and analyze multiple projects on a bigger scale. The best part is that when you close out of your master project, all of your original projects will remain opened and untouched. Take a look at our other quick and…

Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Simple Program Simulation for Initial Assessment

A “Master” project is great for modeling a program but takes time to create and refine. (If you do not know about this capability see my other article, “Do’s and Don’ts: Creating Subprojects”) If you are pressed for time and just want a high level initial assessment of resources, work and cost across all the projects, consider a…

Webinar: Project Talk – ‘Masters of the Project Universe!’ – Project Portfolio Management without EPM

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Presenters: Matt Davis and John Riopel Event Description:  While you may not be ready for an Enterprise level Project Portfolio Management (EPM) system, that doesn’t mean you can’t start effectively…

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