Project Calendar

To change the working time for a specific day, click on the day in the calendar and then click on the "Working hours" button. In the "Working hours" dialog box, you can specify the start time, end time, and break time for the day. You can also specify whether the day is a holiday or a non-working day.

To change the working time for a range of days, click on the first day of the range and then hold down the Shift key while clicking on the last day of the range. Then, click on the "Working hours" button. In the "Working hours" dialog box, you can specify the start time, end time, and break time for the range of days. You can also specify whether the range of days is a holiday or a non-working day.

To change the working time for the entire calendar, click on the "Calendar" tab in the ribbon and then click on the "Working time" button. In the "Working time" dialog box, you can specify the start time, end time, and break time for the entire calendar. You can also specify whether the calendar is a holiday or a non-working day.

Advanced Use of the Nonworking Time Calendar

Background In my previous article on Understanding the Nonworking Time Calendar, I showed you how to apply an alternate base calendar as the Project Calendar and the Nonworking Time Calendar for a pro...

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Killing a Project

Introduction Management reviews, sometimes referred to by project managers as phase exits, stage gates, or kill points, are very important for keeping projects on track. These moments serve as decisio...

Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve all project goals within the given constraints. This involves planning, organizing, and overseeing the project, as well as communicating with stakeholders and managing risks. The goal of project management is to deliver a project that meets the needs of the customer, within the agreed-upon budget and timeline. To achieve this, project managers must have a clear understanding of the project scope, as well as the resources and constraints that will be available. They must also be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders and manage risks. Project management is a complex and challenging field, but it is also an essential one. By following proven project management methodologies, project managers can help ensure that their projects are successful. Here are some of the key elements of project management: * **Project scope:** The project scope defines the boundaries of the project, including the work that will be done and the deliverables that will be produced. * **Project schedule:** The project schedule outlines the timeline for the project, including the start and end dates for each task. * **Project budget:** The project budget outlines the costs associated with the project, including the cost of labor, materials, and equipment. * **Project resources:** The project resources include the people, equipment, and materials that will be used to complete the project. * **Project risks:** Project risks are the potential events that could impact the project, including delays, cost overruns, and quality issues. * **Project communication:** Project communication is the process of communicating with stakeholders about the project, including providing updates on the project status and addressing any issues that arise. Project management is an iterative process, and project managers must be able to adapt to changes as they arise. By following proven project management methodologies, project managers can help ensure that their projects are successful.

What You Need to Know About Calendars in Project for the web

Project for the web “out of the box” contains a default calendar. When you create a new schedule through the website, https://project.microsoft.com, you will be presented with a default, but what does...

To change the working time for a specific day, click on the day and then click on the "Working hours" button.

Make Saturday a Working Day in Microsoft Project

Background There was an interesting question recently in the Tech Community Project user forum. A user asked how to change the default working calendar to allow Saturday as a working day. The question...

A Better Microsoft Project for Time Modeling: Deadlines and the (Most‑) Critical Path

In my previous post, I explained that I’d be making a case in a series of articles for adding certain features to Microsoft’s Project for Desktop and Project for the web software. Here, I’d like to su...

Ten Best Microsoft Project Tips –Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Praveen Malik’s webinar, Ten Best Microsoft Project Tips, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this ...

Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project: Lesson 1 – Estimating Resources and Using Resource Calendars Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Bell’s course, Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project (Lesson 1: Estimating Resources and Using Resource Calendars), being provide...

New Features of Project for the web

Overview Ever since the introduction of Project for the web in late 2019, Microsoft has slowly and steadily rolled out new features for this software application. In this article, I want to document t...

Thinking About Elapsed Durations

What is Elapsed Duration? Microsoft Project offers an unusual scheduling option known as Elapsed Duration. In the Duration column for any task, you can enter a Duration value two different ways: You c...

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