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Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Display a Status Date Gridline in the Gantt Chart

By default, Microsoft Project displays a Current date gridline in the Gantt Chart view. You can see a green Current date gridline displayed on 02-18-15 in the Gantt Chart view shown in the following figure. By default, Microsoft Project 2013 does not display a Status date gridline in the Gantt Chart view. If you regularly…

Microsoft Project Features

The following table gives you an overview of the included, improved, and new features that Microsoft Project has to offer. Included are features that were introduced in previous versions of Microsoft Project, as well as the newest features from Project 2016. Microsoft continuously adds features to make project management more efficient for users. The latest version of Microsoft…

7 Incorrect Ways to Use Microsoft Project: Capacity as Activity

This is the second article of this series highlighting common incorrect uses of Microsoft Project. The images in these posts are built using the Microsoft Project 2013 Pro edition, but this series can be useful for all versions of the product. Flaw #1: Date-Related Planning Flaw #2: Capacity as Activity This flaw is pretty self-explanatory once you see the image below:  …

Microsoft® Project Do’s & Don’ts: Organizing Project Tasks Incorrectly

Microsoft® Project expert Sam Huffman gives us the do’s and don’ts of Project. Each of these 9 videos shows a different problem that Project users may face and demonstrates how to solve that problem. From organizing your outline to leveling resources, Sam Huffman shares his techniques for getting the job done right. Join MPUG to…

Hard and Soft Dependencies

One of my customers wanted a way to differentiate between mandatory and discretionary (or hard and soft) dependencies. For my customer, the idea was that they wanted to be able to enter both hard and soft dependencies, and then implement and remove the soft logic links at their own discretion. So it gives them the…

Microsoft® Project Do’s & Don’ts: Using Elapsed Durations for Team Schedules

Microsoft® Project expert Sam Huffman gives us the do’s and don’ts of Project. Each of these 9 videos shows a different problem that Project users may face and demonstrates how to solve that problem. From organizing your outline to leveling resources, Sam Huffman shares his techniques for getting the job done right. Join MPUG to…

Microsoft® Project Do’s & Don’ts: Constraining Activities

Microsoft® Project Expert Sam Huffman gives us the do’s and don’ts of Project. Each of these 9 videos shows a different problem that Project users may face and demonstrates how to solve that problem. From organizing your outline to leveling resources, Sam Huffman shares his techniques for getting the job done right. Join MPUG to…

Microsoft® Project Do’s & Don’ts: Inadequate Baselining

Microsoft® Project expert Sam Huffman gives us the do’s and don’ts of Project. Each of these 9 videos shows a different problem that Project users may face and demonstrates how to solve that problem. From organizing your outline to leveling resources, Sam Huffman shares his techniques for getting the job done right. Join MPUG to…

Microsoft® Project Do’s & Don’ts: Scheduling Projects as Late as Possible

Microsoft® Project Expert Sam Huffman gives us the do’s and don’ts of Project. Each of these 9 videos shows a different problem that Project users may face and demonstrates how to solve that problem. From organizing your outline to leveling resources, Sam Huffman shares his techniques for getting the job done right. Join MPUG to…

Microsoft® Project Do’s & Don’ts: Leveling Resources Without Analysis

Microsoft® Project expert Sam Huffman gives us the do’s and don’ts of Project. Each of these 9 videos shows a different problem that Project users may face and demonstrates how to solve that problem. From organizing your outline to leveling resources, Sam Huffman shares his techniques for getting the job done right. Join MPUG to…

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