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Best Practices for Making Use of Formulas in Microsoft Project

Event Description: Take your Microsoft Project plans to the next level by learning how to use formulas to compute key project information. Learn when a formula will work and when it won’t, plus practical tips on creating powerful formulae that are easy to build and maintain. Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This…

A Detailed Look at the Reporting Tab in MS Project Professional

In this article, I’d like to pick apart one of the more recent additions to the Microsoft Project Professional application. It has been included in the 2013 version of the product, and it is a very powerful new feature that is sure to help many project schedulers in their reporting needs.     The above…

Microsoft Project Quick Tip – Ad Hoc Grouping

Microsoft Project includes a number of built-in groups for both tasks and resources. You can use groups to organize tasks or resources into groups with similar attributes or characteristics. To apply any group, display the View ribbon and then click the Group By pick list in the Data section of the ribbon. For example, Figure…

How to Set up a Project Schedule to Be Used in an Organization without a PPM Solution

  Download the Microsoft Project sample file.   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: There are plenty of organizations out there that use Microsoft Project stand alone to manage and control their projects. When…

WBS Schedule Pro and Microsoft Project

I’d like to introduce you to WBS Schedule Pro, a software tool for working with Microsoft Project. Whether you are new to WBS Schedule Pro or already use WBS Schedule Pro together with Microsoft Project, I  think you will find the information below useful.   How does WBS Schedule Pro work with Microsoft Project? There…

Creating a Program Roadmap Using the Roadmap Application

The Problem Two of my Sensei colleagues recently shared a blog post article that provided a nice overview of the capabilities of Microsoft’s new Roadmap application, as well as how to create a new roadmap using this tool. When you begin creating your own roadmaps, you will find that it is fairly easy to add…

Different ways to track project progress with Microsoft Project

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: This is a – from zero to hero session (1 hour) which will clarify how project progress can be tracked from a very simple to a very…

An Agile Attitude: Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at the history of Agile and the Waterfall vs. Agile model. Now, I’d like to pick up where we left off and consider how MSP is adapting to more and more organizations implementing Agile.   A Short History of Microsoft Project (Or How MSP is Adapting to Agile) Microsoft Project…

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Set Up For Success webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content….

Understanding the Impact of Progress on Expense Cost Resources

Background Information A user in the Microsoft Project user forum recently asked a question about problems he was experiencing with using Expense Cost resources in his project. The user stated that when he marked a task 100% complete, the Expense Cost resource assigned to the task was not marked as complete as well. What’s going…

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