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Using Interactive Filters in the Assign Resources Dialog Box

For Project 2013 and Project 2010 (Screenshots from Project 2013) Assign Resources dialog box enables us to apply custom resource filters to the resource table while working on resource assignments. In this article, we will discuss how to build an interactive filter to apply to a resource list in the Assign Resources dialog box. Consider…

How to Remove Completed and Cancelled Projects and Tasks from Timesheets in Project Server

Introduction Frequently we encounter clients who say that their team members complain about cluttered task lists and timesheets because many tasks from completed projects are still visible, even though they are complete. Furthermore, resource managers may feel that the Resource Assignments view available from the Resource Center is unusable due to the volume of old…

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Do’s and Don’ts: Creating Subprojects

Creating subprojects in Microsoft® Project is a simple mechanical process called consolidation. What isn’t simple is deciding whether or not to check the “Link to Project” checkbox setting in the final step of consolidation. The figure below shows the location of the checkbox. This article helps identify some initial considerations before creating subprojects. Is bi-directional…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Project Schedules

Scheduling is never a simple component of a project; yet in the last 20 years I’ve repeatedly run into the same basic problems in every organization I have worked for or consulted with regarding their schedules. Here I lay out the seven deadly sins of project schedules and provide you with some antidotes. My hope…

Microsoft Project 2010 Feature Rally: Inactive Tasks

Like many project managers out there we often have tasks or sections of our project schedules that we want to hide or “remove” for what-if scenarios or to show our executive teams different scenarios. The new Inactive Task feature in Project Professional 2010 allows you to do this easily. And the best part is that…

Certification Insider: Managing Multiple Projects

The Project Server 2007 certification exam is jammed with questions about managing multiple projects, which is no surprise. But desktop Project has features for managing more than one project without Project Server, and the 2007 Project exam, 70-632, tests you on them. This month I run you through Project’s multi-project features, when to use them,…

Certification Insider: Modifying Resource Assignments

Your initial set of resource assignments might have been a thing of beauty. But, you know projects have a way of changing. And that might mean you have to change resource assignments. Project has several features to help you tweak resource assignments just the way you want. Ah, grasshopper, but first you must learn to…

Webinar: The Top Five Microsoft Project Pain Points and How to Solve Them – A Guide to Best Practices

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Speakers: Matt Davis, PMP, MCTS & John Riopel, MCP Gain insight into the most misunderstood functions in MS…

How to Restore an Abandoned Project Schedule

Ever known someone with a once-beautiful old car that’s been left to rust away — their once prized possession now forgotten in the weeds? Often, a project manager’s schedules succumb to a similar fate. Consider what would happen if you were to tow that car out of the weeds and take on the project of…

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