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Agile is Not Always the Answer — How to Determine the Right Scheduling Approach for your Project

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: There are severa...

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...

Microsoft Project Critical Path 101

Project managers are frequently requested to share the critical path for their projects. In this article we will review the key elements that need to be in place to display the critical path using Mic...

Tracking Non-Project Work Using Microsoft Project and Project Server

Introduction Many clients have asked us how to best track their non-project work leveraging Microsoft Project and Project Server. Non-project work can be any type of sustaining work that isn’t planned...

How to Handle Fixed Price Contracts in Your Project Schedule

A fixed-price contract means someone has agreed to deliver a chunk of work for a fixed amount of money. That’s a sweet deal, both financially and project-management-wise. If the contractor’s cost surp...

Do’s and Don’ts: Use a Simple Program Simulation for Initial Assessment

A “Master” project is great for modeling a program but takes time to create and refine. (If you do not know about this capability see my other article, “Do’s and Don’ts: Creating Subprojects”) If you ...

Your Project Management Coach: Managing a Portfolio of Projects

Managing a Portfolio of Projects Many financial investors maintain a balanced investment portfolio a collection of different financial assets such as stocks, bonds, and cash. The assets in a portfolio...

Group Resources for Effective Reports!

Here’s a hot tip that I find useful on every project that utilizes resources. The Entry table in the Resource Sheet View contains a field that can give a new perspective on resources when used a...

Ask the Experts: Over-allocation with 2.5 Hours of Work?

JP-PM asks: I was wondering why Microsoft Project creates a conflict right off the bat in this example: Task 1: 2 hrs work assigned to Jack and Jane Task 2: 0.5 hrs work assigned to Jack It creates bo...