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Advanced Tips for Resolving Resource Over/Underallocation

Event Description: Learn the advanced tips and tricks of how MVP’s and the Best Schedulers worldwide resolve resource under or overallocation with MS Project. Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Presenter Info: Tim Runcie, PMP, MCP, MCTS,…

Microsoft Project Master Schedulers Best Practices

Event Description: Microsoft Project Master Schedules Best Practices begins where the presenter’s Master Schedules 101 MPUG Lunch & Learn presentation on February 15, 2017, left off. In over 10 years of developing tools and providing services to clients with Master Schedules, Dan Friedrich has become (whether he wanted to or not!) a Master Schedule “Whisperer,”…

Levels of Project Scheduling Proficiency

Summary ‘ Time Modeling’ is the simplest way of working with project scheduling applications (like Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera) that everyone can learn in one or two days of training (‘introductory’ level). The ‘intermediary’ level is modeling time and workloads (‘Workload Modeling’ ), which requires you to learn many more features in your scheduling application…

Common issues in Project management #4: Don’t set progress in the schedule

Planning is one thing Let’s assume you know your way around the Gantt chart view. Let’s say you know what a WBS is (watch this YouTube video and Jigs MPUG article if you are not sure). And that you know that setting dependencies between tasks are a lot better than setting dates on each task…

Resource Leveling: The Complete Series, Part 2

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Join MPUG author Daryl Deffler as he continues the journey through his latest series of articles on Resource Leveling. Slide Deck: MPUG Project 2013 Resource Leveling Part II Watch Part One Read…

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Enter Task Durations

The following in an excerpt from chapter 4 of Microsoft® Project Do’s and Don’ts by Sam Huffman. Part of the MPUG Essentials Training. Download full version of chapter 4. Once the outline is entered in Microsoft® Project, you are ready to estimate and enter task durations. This is accomplished by typing the estimated duration in minutes, hours, days, weeks…

How to Be a Better Scheduling Analyst

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: This webinar will cover the following topics: 1) Proper way to status 2) How to determine a quality schedule 3) Macros and filters for proper analysis 4) Analysis Template…

Task Splits in the Future – A Scheduling Mystery

Some time ago, one of our clients experienced an unusual situation with an enterprise project in Project Online. The client is using the Timesheet feature in Project Online to capture task progress entered on a daily basis by team members. The project contained task splits in the future, and the client could not determine why….

Resource Leveling: The Complete Series, Part 1

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: Join MPUG author Daryl Deffler as he journeys through his latest series of articles on Resource Leveling. Slide Deck: MPUG Project 2013 Resource Leveling Part I Watch Part Two Read Daryl’s articles…

How To Be a Better Analyst

The majority of Microsoft Project books will undoubtedly teach you how to master the software. They explain in great detail how to set a baseline, update a calendar, or format a Gantt chart. However, most do not teach you the skills to be a well-rounded analyst, to solve problems, or how to interact with your…

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