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How To Come Up with Accurate Task Durations

The following in an excerpt from chapter 4 of Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step by Carl Chatfield, PMP and Timothy Johnson, MCTS. Download full versions of chapter 4 and 9.   You should consider two general rules when estimating task durations: Overall project duration often correlates to task duration; long projects tend to have…

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 a new feature called the Task Path that highlights the successors and predecessors in the schedule. The highlighting is displayed in the Gantt…

Tips from the Project Pro: Ben Howard, MVP

Being a Microsoft Project MVP, share with the MPUG community a favorite tip to using Microsoft Project like a Pro? The real trick, for me at least, is to is follow a simple method for creating and updating your project.  Don’t make anything more complex than it needs to be, and don’t be daunted by…

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