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A Better Microsoft Project: Background Color in D * U = W fields to Communicate Which Fields are Protected and Editable

This article is the third in this series, A Better Microsoft Project. You can find the first two articles here and here. I believe the fields involved in assigning resources in MS Project have created...

How Do Deadline Dates Impact Critical Path Calculations in Microsoft Project?

Background Information The other day I had an interesting conversation with a colleague about the impact of Deadline dates on Critical Path calculations. He told me that several of his clients are hes...

How To Modify Microsoft Project for the Web Using Custom Fields – Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Nenad Trajkovski’s session, How To Modify Microsoft® Project for the Web Using Custom Fields, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of ou...

Quickly Determine if a Task Has Been Baselined

Manually Checking for Un-baselined Tasks How do you know whether a task has been baselined in a Microsoft Project schedule? The direct way to determine if a task has been baselined is to apply any tas...

Webinar Recap: Project Performance Measurement – Part 3: Using MS Project to Track and Report on Performance

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Fletcher Hearn’s session, Project Performance Measurement – Part 3: Using MS Project to Track and Report on Performance, being provided by MPU...

What Are the Most Important Options Settings in Microsoft Project?

Introduction Microsoft Project offers three types of options in the Project Options dialog. These option types include: Application Options – These options control how the software looks and works, an...

Webinar Recap: Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Dale Howard’s Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wis...

Analyze Minor Variance in Microsoft Project

Background Information Before you can analyze variance in a Microsoft Project schedule, you must save a baseline in the project. When you save a baseline, the software captures the current values for ...

Creating a Program Roadmap Using the Roadmap Application

The Problem Two of my Sensei colleagues recently shared a blog post article that provided a nice overview of the capabilities of Microsoft’s new Roadmap application, as well as how to create a new roa...

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