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Working with Teams in Project Online: Your Questions Answered

An Introduction Project’s Web App allows one to define three types of resources: Work, Material, and Cost. Work resources are equipment and people needed to perform tasks on a project. Work resources may be further classified as Generic, Named, and Team. Generic resources are placeholders for work resource roles such as designer, developer, architect, etc….

Milestones: Do We Need to Assign a Resource to Them in Microsoft Project?

There is a lot of discussion surrounding the question of resources being assigned to milestones using Microsoft Project. The answer to this question is (Isn’t it always?), “It depends.” The milestone is the checkpoint. Its main characteristic is that it has no duration (duration for a “classic” milestone is 0 (days, weeks, hours…). The best…

How to Get More Resources

Dear Elizabeth: I’m currently running a large project that’s a mess. We’ve lost team members, the customer has asked for more features, and now we’re scheduled to go well over our deadline. I’ve had endless conversations with my manager about the need to add more people to the project—I’ve even shown her my resource workload…

4 Secret Ingredients to Pass the CAPM Exam

Are you interested in or starting your career in project management? Are you looking for a way to gain credibility with project managers and employers? Then taking the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam should be on your “to-do” list. The CAPM exam is developed and administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts

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Deep Dive into Microsoft Project Resource Pools: How to Build Them

In part 2 of this series, we follow a step-by-step process for creating a resource pool in Microsoft Project. Use this tutorial to create a new resource pool, and then attach that pool to a set of projects. An archive of the files shown in this tutorial can be downloaded here, so you can splash…

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2 Ways to Manage Resource Availability in Microsoft Project

When starting to plan the development of a new project, one important task for the project manager is to identify the roles and responsibilities required to deliver the project based upon the agreed scope. You also will need to have a clear understanding of the availability of the resources that play roles throughout the project…

Integrating Project and Outlook

Outlook is Microsoft’s email workhorse, but email is only one of the ways that Outlook and Project 2013 work as a team. When you’re in Project, you can email Project files without jumping over to Outlook to do so. But because both programs can store lists of tasks and names, you can also export Project…

Caging Your Wild Animals: How to Choose the Best Scheduling Approach for Your Project

We have seen a flurry of articles on the versatility of agile, the solidity of the critical path method, the virtues of critical chain and the robustness of earned value. Is there one approach that is objectively the best? Is there one that performs best in any project situation? The original critical path doesn’t perform…

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