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Understanding Dependencies, Leads and Lags with MS Project

  Event Description: Among all the management areas that a project manager is expected to know and perform while managing a project, the knowledge area of schedule management is definitely among the top ones. Time is the most powerful variable among all the variables of a project because time doesn’t depend on anyone or wait…

Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project! – By Project Widgets

  *This is an MPUG Vendor Session. The presenter will discuss 3rd party Microsoft Project add-ons or services in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not out-of-the-box functionality and require product trial or purchase. Your information is safe, we do not sell or share your information.   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs):…

MS Project Do’s and Don’ts: Q & A

Participants in my recent webinar, Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations, brought up a few interesting questions that time did not allow for me to address. The purpose of the following article is to answer several of these questions and to give more clarity to the concepts discussed.   Q: How do you set…

MS Project: An Ever-Evolving Solution

From DOS to Windows 10 I started using Microsoft Project (MSP) in its earliest DOS beginnings around 1986, and it reminded me of Microsoft’s Excel. In other words, I initially felt Project was a subset of Excel. Project and Excel have something very much in common: every row is a single record, and when new…

Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project

Project Widgets has created powerful, easy to use “widgets” that extend the capabilities of Microsoft Project and make the overall project and portfolio management process more intuitive and streamlined. Most importantly, these solutions have been designed to build integrity and governance into your project plans, thereby providing a solid foundation for significant decision-making that these…

Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts and Cool Customizations

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1.25 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Related links: MS Project Do’s and Don’ts book MS Project Do’s and Don’ts Boot Camp Check out Sam’s blog   Event Description: This session will walk the attendee through…

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Set the Split Bar Location for All New Blank Projects

Background One minor issue I have with Microsoft Project is that it places the split bar to the right of the Resource Names column by default every time I launch the software and create a new blank project, such as shown in Figure 1. I would prefer that the software dock the split bar on…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Identifying Early and Future Task Tracking

As project managers, I suspect we’ve all considered starting or completing work in the future. When you think about it, although jumping ahead to tracking future work could seem handy, this ability has the potential to cause some problems, too. Would your cost and work reports be skewed? Would resource availability be a problem? Are…

Timesavers

Saving Time with Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Macros. Project has many data manipulation tools and ways to set up easy access to different commands. Implementing these shortcuts will allow you to work faster and with less mistakes. Also, it will give you the advantage of having better control over your work schedule. Let’s get started!…

How To Reschedule Incomplete Work

A colleague posed a problem recently. He recorded earned value after tracking work done in the first status period of his project. When recording work done in the second status period, he returned to the first only to find the earned value had changed. What could have caused this? One possible reason is neglecting to…

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