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Tracking Methods in Microsoft Project Online and Project Server

There are three distinct tracking methods within Microsoft Project Online and Project Server. Understanding these practices — and how they relate to the way you plan your tasks — will help you choose the tracking level that adequately meets the needs of your project. Figuring Out the Appropriate Level of Task Progress Detail As an…

How To Help Your PMO Generate Better Management Reports

Every Project Management Office (PMO) is different. Those of us who have been in the project management industry or who have worked within many PMOs will tell you the same. Go to any PMI local chapter meeting and talk with your colleagues about their PMO and often their PMO is quite different from yours. PMOs…

Show Physical % Complete on Your Task Bars

To illustrate how much of a task is done when you’re working with Microsoft Project, just insert a PHYSICAL % COMPLETE line to the Bar Styles dialog box as shown below. Note that Project doesn’t draw a PHYSICAL % COMPLETE bar if the Actual Start is NA.    

You Produced a Great Schedule…Now What?

Many times Project Managers are able to create great schedules using Microsoft Project,  but then loose track when the project goes into the execution phase where they are required to update the schedule. Although there are a lot of best practices related to creating the schedules, I would like to share some helpful techniques to keep…

Certificate Series – Project Management with Microsoft Project Essentials, Session 3

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Instructors Community Favourites Bonnie Biafore and Sam Huffman Bonnie Biafore is the author of twenty-six books including Project 2010: The Missing Manual, Successful Project Management (award-winner in the 2012 STC International…

Ask the Experts: When % Complete Won’t Calculate

Nancy asks, “I have been a project controller for about seven years. I have a problem that I cant figure out. My % Complete column has stopped calculating. Also, the Actual Duration and Remaining Duration are not being updated either. Actual Duration is always zero even though its well into the task. So Remaining Duration…

Track Project Progress with Physical % Complete

Far too often people arbitrarily track project performance through the “Percent (%) Complete” method with subjective estimates for “how finished” the project is. Microsoft Project doesn’t work well with this since manually entering values into the % complete field logically cascades a cavalcade of calculations, which aren’t necessarily intuitive. The % complete or % work…

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