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Using Custom Fields and Graphical Indicators to Analyze the Quality of Your Schedule

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: T...

Understanding the Meaning of Scheduling Ignores Resource Calendars

Background Information In Microsoft Project, you can completely override the schedule of any task by assigning a Task calendar to the task. Common needs for using a Task calendar might include the fol...

Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template

  Download the template and presentation files for this session.   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the ...

Top Five MS Project Scheduling Mistakes

I’ve been covering a variety of MS Project (MSP) tips and guidelines in my last few articles. This time, I thought I’d write about the most common errors found in MSP schedules. When I started using M...

Understanding Calendars and Scheduling in Microsoft Project

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDUs in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: M...

Do Calendars or Scheduling Have You Stumped?!

  Microsoft Project is a powerful scheduling tool, but how exactly does the software schedule?  The answer is found in a single word: calendars.  In fact, the schedule of every project is based o...

PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. My assignment was to setup their PMO, implement best practices, and oversee projects for t...

Removing Start-to-Finish Relationships from Mid-point Scheduling

Mid-point or block scheduling involves a sequence of tasks, the scheduling of which is dependent upon the start of a target task embedded within the sequence. In practice, as the sequence is moved for...

A Resource Leveled and Smoothed Schedule

  In the figure above, a schedule was resource leveled using Project (left Gantt chart). It was resource smoothed using Excel (right Gantt chart). Both results are resource-feasible, but the sche...