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Adding a Current Tasks Flag

It is important to keep your project team focused on current and near-term tasks. If you want to send out a weekly update to your project team, showing which tasks are active, but incomplete, or scheduled to start in the next week, it would help to have a flag that automatically identifies those tasks for…

Add a Cutover Weekend Calendar

Some projects are just disruptive. This is especially the case when you are replacing an old technology with a new one. There usually isn’t a “good” time to move from one enterprise solution to another, so many IT project teams schedule the transition over a weekend. Bad for the people doing the work, but better…

Why and When To Go For Agile Life Cycle

Projects, like human beings, are living entities. Just as every human being goes through a life cycle, so does a project. To understand life cycles, let’s break down a real-life example. Every day, you wake up from your bed, do your morning chores, have your breakfast, do your work, come back home in the evening,…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: April 2018 Edition

Updates for Project and Project Server Released in March Microsoft’s TechNet blog has announced the release of Project and Project Server updates last month listing details depending on which configuration users have set up. As the post notes, mainstream support for Project and Project Server 2010 ended in October of 2015, and an SP1 patched…

Demystifying Custom Reports (Part 2)

As we found in Part 1 Demystifying Custom Reports, of learning to design custom reports in MS Project is a bit like falling down a rabbit hole, akin to what Alice experienced in the Lewis Carroll-written adventures, but as we are about to find out, learning to produce custom charts in MS Project is more like…

Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016: Desk Reference Guides

Welcome to MPUG, the official industry association for Microsoft® Project. We’re happy to share our Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016 Desk Reference Guides to help you save time on your project. Simply click the link below to open, print, or download the guide(s).     Interested in more from MPUG? We provide online training for Microsoft®…

Using MS Project for Agile Project Management

Event Description: Agile is one of the fastest growing approaches used in Project Management.  Come learn how to leverage MS Project to manage an agile project with sprints, story points and advanced views and reports that let you integrate Waterfall, Agile or other Rapid / Iterative scheduling approaches with MS Project. Project Management Institute (PMI)®…

Microsoft Project 2016: Desk Reference Guide

Welcome to MPUG, the official industry association for Microsoft® Project. We’re happy to share our Microsoft Project 2016 Desk Reference Guide to help you save time on your project. Simply click the link below to open, print, or download the guide.     Microsoft Project 2016: Desk Reference Guide   Interested in more from MPUG? We…

How Microsoft Project Calculates Task Duration

Ever wondered why a task starting on 1/2/17 and ending on 1/30/17 displays a duration value of three days while a task starting on 1/2/17 and ending on 1/6/17 displays a duration value of five days? Or why an allocation of three hours on one day is a duration value of 0.75 days, while an…

Sensei, Projectum to Share Sales; Projectum Gets New Leadership

Two international companies serving the Microsoft Project market will be working together on sales initiatives. Sensei Project Solutions, based in Phoenix, AZ, has signed an agreement with Denmark-based Projectum to sell its products and solutions in North America and Australia. And Projectum will sell Sensei’s products in the Nordic countries and the Netherlands. Both firms…

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