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Don’t Turn your Critical Path into a Slippery Path

In my last article, I covered four misconceptions about critical path. Now, I’ll be going through some of the mechanics of finding the critical path in a project, so that you have a better understanding how it evolves. Keep in mind that Microsoft Project’s software performs similar calculations. Manipulation of the network sequence diagram involves…

MS Project Exam Changes?! Oh My!

If you’re a Project Manager, it’s likely you’ve heard it through the grapevine: Microsoft has officially retired their MS Project certification exam 74-343 Managing Projects. Though the exam has been retired as of July 31, 2019, those who have taken the exam will be recognized for competency until June 30, 2020. Originally published and made…

Using the Task Entry View

In my humble opinion, I believe the Task Entry view is one of the most powerful views available in Microsoft Project. Using this view, you can take complete control over the software’s scheduling engine while you assign resources to tasks in your project schedule. By now, you might be asking yourself, “Task Entry view? I…

Back to Basics: What is Microsoft Project?

Microsoft Project is a software application sold by Microsoft that provides project management tools to manage projects. The program, which has many different versions, allows users to: Understand and control project schedules and finances. Communicate and present project information. Organize, estimate, and schedule work, resources, and costs to ensure projects are completed according to plan….

Webinar Recap: Best Practices for Making Use of Formulas in Microsoft Project

Posted: April 17, 2019 Presenter: Safford Black [SB] Moderator: Kyle [Kyle]   Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Safford Black’s Best Practices for Making Use of Formulas in Microsoft Project webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes…

View All Predecessors and Successors for a Task

A question in the Project Standard and Professional user forum caught my eye recently. I answered the user’s question in the forum and then decided to blog about it. The user asked how to create a view in which he could select any task and see all of the task’s Predecessors and Successors, along with…

Microsoft Project 2019 – What’s New – Desktop and Online

  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: This presentation will take a look a the latest release of Microsoft Project 2019. It will explore some of the new and enhanced features of both Project…

Up and Running MS Project and Jira with a Bridge

Imagine the following situation: You’re working on a large-scale system integration project using MS Project as the project management tool, but a component team for this project has been using Jira for legacy reasons. You want to have your overall project plan, including this component team’s work, in MS Project, though the component team will…

How to Schedule in Reverse

Or How to Trust Alice Some of us may remember the early childhood bedtime story of Alice stepping through the looking glass. She finds that, just like a reflection, everything is reversed, including logic (running helps you remain stationary, walking away from something brings you towards it). As a scheduler, have you ever been asked…

Microsoft Project PPM: What’s New & What’s Coming

Introduction As a Project MVP, I get to help customers globally, and I get to review approaches for MS Project and other scheduling technologies, including what is new and what will be potentially coming out in the future. As a note, I want to point out that MVPs (myself included) can’t guarantee new capabilities, but…

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