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Resource Leveling: Leveling Fields

Welcome back to our series on resource leveling! This article wraps up the core leveling functionality by examining the leveling fields available to: Override leveling options at a task or resource level; and Review leveling changes or impacts. Override Fields “Level Assignments” This Yes/No field is a task level override for the project-level “Leveling can…

Resource Leveling: Understanding Split Task Options

Simply defined, the word “split” means “to break apart.” There are many types of splits in the world, ranging from banana splits to stock splits. And not to be left behind, Microsoft Project allows tasks to be split. But what does “split” mean within the context of resource leveling and what actually happens when Project…

Lightweight Project Management on Office 365 Platform

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 Office 365 provides several options for managing projects – Microsoft Project Online, SharePoint Online, Office 365 Planner and Office 365 Groups. During this webinar you learn: –          how…

The Use of Strategy in Microsoft Project Online

During Microsoft Project Online implementations, our clients and users often ask two questions: What is the best practice for using Strategy, the portfolio analysis, feature in Microsoft Project Online? Can we depend on the outcome of a portfolio analysis process? In this article I address both. The main goal of portfolio analysis is to identify,…

Reporting Your Way!

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: Learn how to “tweak” Project’s cool reporting tool so your reports are more informative! This one hour webinar illustrates the built-in and custom reporting capabilities of Project 2013 and…

MPUG Vendor Showcase 2017

   Home  |  Vendors  |  Join MPUG  |  Earn PMI® PDUs   |  Contact Us   FREE Vendor Showcase Sessions Learn about the latest Microsoft® Project add-ons and how they can streamline the integration of various applications and Microsoft® Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment. These add-ons are not out-of-the-box functionality and require product trial or purchase. Register for as…

Resource Leveling: The Leveling Hierarchy, Part 1

Last time we examined resource leveling mechanics for Microsoft Project. This time, we look at the leveling hierarchy. And because it’s a BIG topic that can easily overwhelm, I’m breaking it into two “bite-sized” articles. Overallocation Types As a refresher, an overallocation is a situation where a project resource is scheduled to work more than…

Eliminate the Confusion – Deep Dive into Task Types and Effort Driven

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: Task Types and Effort Driven are two of the most confusing features of Microsoft Project, both to novice users and experienced users alike.  For example, have you ever changed…

Create Your First Microsoft Power BI Report

Managing the chaos of everyday work and projects is challenging enough. Taking the time to effectively capture information and provide reliable reporting feels nearly impossible. The battle between effectively performing and consistently measuring — or between those managing projects and those consuming the information — has created immense pressure to deliver on expectations. In order…

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