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Leveraging SharePoint with the Microsoft Project Sync

  Event Description: Instead of trying to decide whether you should be using Microsoft Project or SharePoint for project management, why not use both! By leveraging the Microsoft Project Sync in SharePoint, you can get the best of both worlds. Microsoft Project can be overwhelming and difficult for inexperienced project managers to update their work….

Understanding Calendars and Scheduling in Microsoft Project

  Event Description: Microsoft Project is a scheduling tool, and the schedule of every project is based on one or more calendars. In this high-energy webinar, Dale Howard will discuss the following: • Configuring the Standard calendar in your Microsoft Project schedule • Creating new calendars • Setting the working schedule for each calendar where…

Beyond Macros Revisited: Automating Microsoft Project for Non-Techies

  Event Description: Ira Brown, a recognized Microsoft Project expert, will deliver this fun and informative presentation that will provide you with an understanding of the automation capabilities of Microsoft Project. The session, which is geared toward the Microsoft Project business user rather than a technical programmer, will provide practical, real-world illustrations for solving the…

Project Quick Tip: Reset a View Back to Its Default Settings

Suppose that several days ago, you customized the Gantt Chart view by making a number of changes to the view. These changes include customizing the appearance of the Gantt Chart pane, adding several columns and removing several other columns in the Entry table, and applying cell background colors to several of the tasks in the…

Milestone Reporting Using Gantt Charts in MS Project

Gantt charts are very popular with project managers and senior managers. They are primarily used to create and communicate project schedules but they can also be used for preparing status reports and giving presentations. They can be combined with project milestones to create richer status reports and presentations. Gantt charts can be easily prepared in…

Four Ways to Customize the Gantt Chart in MS Project

Gantt chart is the default view in MS Project. Since the inception of MS Project (MSP), Microsoft engineers have used Gantt chart as the default, although I have often wondered why they didn’t choose some other view. I think Network diagram may have been a better choice, as it is a much better tool for…

They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project

  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: Come see the brand new version of Microsoft Project (Called Project for The Web) and learn its role within the existing Project Online and Project Desktop. See…

Repairing a Polluted Enterprise Global File

Background Every few years I like to reprise some favorite topics during my career with the Microsoft project management tools. Today I want to reprise the topic of how to repair a polluted Enterprise Global file in either Project Online or Microsoft Project Server. First of all, what do I mean when I use the…

Manually Entering Task Progress in Microsoft Project

Overview If you are a project manager who manages desktop-only projects with Microsoft Project, you need to know how to manually enter task progress in your project schedules. And if you are a project manager in an organization that uses Project Online or Project Server, but your organization does not use the Timesheet page or…

Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project

  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: Microsoft Project offers a robust and powerful model for managing project costs. In this one-hour webinar, Dale Howard will take you on a “deep dive” of all…

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