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Microsoft Project Essentials Tutorial: How To Use Microsoft Project Guide

Tutorial Part 1: Basics of Project Management Applicable to versions: Microsoft Project 2010, 2007, 2003 Target Audience: New Project Managers or New To Microsoft Project Software Microsoft Project 2007 essential videos are split up into two videos, the first part covering the basics of project management and how to get started understanding the program. As…

Certificate Series Directory MPUG Certificate Series Overview The MPUG Certificate online series covers the new and improved features and usage of all versions of Microsoft Project and Server, Project Portfolio Management Masterclass, Scheduling, Reporting, Project Management with Microsoft Project Essentials, and Project Management with Sharepoint Essentials. Topics introduced through the series will also be supported…

What Does Percentage Complete Actually Mean

Percentage Task Duration Complete and percentage task Work Complete Explained. Microsoft project 2010 presents you with a bounty of riches when it comes to task work. But getting there takes a little thought let me explain How many times have you asked one of your colleagues have they finished their task yet, and been told…

Automatically Approve Task Status Updates

Project Server 2010 allows for the option of auto-approving task status updates, and since SP1, this has become even more useful as the option to publish the update has been added. However, due to the complexity of setting up the rules and lack of documentation regarding task status updates, PMs have either tended to not…

Exporting Tasks from Project into Your Outlook Calendar

This is something that in the past I have done manually, but due to a discussion on a Web2.0 application somewhere I had the idea that it would be possible to semi-automate this. I guess the first thing to ascertain is why we might want to do this for me it is basically a requirement…

Ask the Experts: Similar Task Names

Delin, Harold, and Michael of Kalamazoo, MI, ask: In MS Project 2010 desktop, we will be managing several projects using a Master project. We noticed that since each project used some of the same task names, when we combined projects, it was hard to tell which task belonged to which project. Any suggestions? John of…

Project Options You Want to Know About

When I teach a Microsoft Project or Project Server class, it’s often the Project Options that gather audience interest early on. Most of the Options below relate to simple user interface conveniences, but they can really improve usability to otherwise generic out-of-the-box configurations. Please note this article focuses on Microsoft Project 2010 and will provide…

Performance Tuning Your Scheduling Practices

Planning and controlling projects through Microsoft Project schedules that use precedence diagramming method and critical path method for all of your major initiatives is itself a major accomplishment that proves that your organization is maturing in its project management practice. However, a purely deterministic scheduling approach tends to yield schedules that represent best-case scenarios. Overruns…

Ask the Experts: Tying Tasks and Assignments across Projects

Abhishek asks: I’m doing scheduling for multi-tower projects. Is there any way to see the resource usage for a particular tower? Ellen answers: The way you create and manage this project will determine the type of reporting you’ll be able to derive from your schedule. Here are a few suggestions for getting the information you’re…

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…

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