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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 ...

Network Analysis: The Best Practice for Calculating Duration

If you read my Guide to Network Analysis, made available last month, you hopefully gained a better understanding of a project’s “Network” and “Analysis.” The “Network” part being a logic d...

A Guide to Network Analysis

Introduction The core technique available to Project Managers for planning and controlling their projects is Network Analysis. This short guide will provide a basic understanding of networking princip...

PMP Prep: Resource Leveling and Resource Smoothing

  Starting with its Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 5th Edition, PMI® introduced resource smoothing as a resource optimization technique in the time management knowledg...

Response to “What is a Project Schedule?”

We want to thank the authors of “A Call to Action: What is a Project ‘Schedule?’” which appears on MPUG’s websiteand all those who provided comments to it (albeit, we wou...

Ask the Experts: Define Critical

Q: I have a very important task that my boss thinks is critical to the project outcome, and it is not showing up as red. How can I make it critical? A: A bit of history reveals that project management...