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Are You Smarter than a PMP?

Part One Here is a challenge for you, in this article I will ask you perform a simple task, in the next I will provide the answer. Your organization wants to do resource capacity management. Your task is to open Microsoft Project 2010, create a single task for a “Status Meeting”, and if not in…

Response to “What is a Project Schedule?”

We want to thank the authors of “A Call to Action: What is a Project ‘Schedule?’” which appears on MPUG’s websiteand all those who provided comments to it (albeit, we would have preferred input that was in the context of the standard). The extraction of a single term out of the context of a developed…

Ask the Experts: When Linking Summary Tasks Makes Sense

Ron from Cleveland, OH asks: Is it a good practice or bad to link summary tasks? Answer: In general I don’t believe that it’s a best practice to link summary tasks within a work breakdown structure (WBS). Here are some of the reasons: It’s the detail tasks and the milestones that move a schedule ahead…

The Strategies of Microsoft Project and Project Server

Gary in Muscatine, IA; Cindy in Madison, WI; and Pam of Silver Springs, MD write: I took a class in Microsoft Project 2007 (and/or Microsoft Project Server 2007), and I’m still not sure how to create and manage a schedule. There are so many Microsoft Project Server 2007 options and features; I don’t know where…

The Five Secrets of Project Scheduling

Have you ever created a project schedule and later realized that you should have approached it a little differently? Have you ever created a schedule and then found that the way the information is organized makes it hard to identify potential problems? Have you ever wondered whether there’s an easy way to start creating a…

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