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The 7 Habits of Proactive Microsoft PPM Users: Habit 3

Put First Things First Once you have built a solid work breakdown structure (WBS), it’s time to walk the talk and put first things first. Building a complete and accurate dependency network is w...

Finish to Finish/Start to Start Dependencies with Lag

This tip explains Lag with Dependencies other than Finish to Start, like Finish to Finish and Start to Start, in Microsoft Project 2013. First we create a simple project: As you can see in the Predece...

Inactive Tasks and the Five-minute Fix

While building a schedule, I came up with a technique I want to share. First, the background. Using a populated template to build a schedule for a new project (or working in an existing project), we p...

7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Using Predecessors in Summary Tasks

This is the sixth article of this series highlighting common incorrect uses of Microsoft Project. The images are built using the Microsoft Project 2013 Pro edition, but this series can be useful for a...

Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple: Displaying Task Paths

Trying to unravel the complexity of a large project plan can be quite difficult, especially with multiple links between tasks and links that might even disappear from the screen. Microsoft has created...