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Expedite Project Updates Using A Custom Status View

  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: The schedule is baselined and it’s time to start your project. Correctly implementing your project means it must be monitored and controlled using an accurate status gathered from…

Add a Calculated Status Indicator to Detail Tasks

While Project includes a Status field, it’s not always exactly what I want. I use a numeric field to calculate the status of detail tasks in the project plan, and display stoplights—Green, Amber, and Red—based on the calculated value. I’ve found it adds some immediacy to project status meetings. Note that this formula produces reliable…

Four Tips to Ensure Accurate Project Status

Microsoft Project is a powerful project management tool. That’s what it is – a tool. Its dashboards and views are an agent for successful status communication, but the highlighted information is only as good as the accuracy of the user’s data. What type of information is important to ensure an accurate project status? Where do…

Webinar: From the Experts …Let’s do a Schedule Health Assessment

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle.   Description: A schedule health assessment assures schedule models accurately represent the scope of work in a logically connected manner. A healthy schedule is logically sound, contains proper status, is…

Top 10 Best Practices for Managing Project Schedules Within a PMO

Keep Project Schedules Simple Tasks names to be based on deliverables Tasks names to be descriptive nouns and not verbs Do not put check lists into schedule. Use note feature for including details Do not use Recurring Tasks.  Instead, use single task called “Team Member Activities” to track meetings. Do not use project interdependency between schedules…

Webinar: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices for Using Microsoft Project

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 1.5 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description:  Looking for ways to make your projects more efficient, wow your co-workers, and learn some…

Ask the Experts: Quick Project Status Report

Lisa from Charlotte, NC asks: I am managing a very large schedule. Is there a quick, easy way to see which tasks are late and which are running on schedule? Answer: All Project versions have a task Status field, which could give you this information. It requires the use of the project Status Date, which…

Webinar: Microsoft Project for the Advanced User – Learn from the MVP

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Speaker: Bill Raymond Bill Raymond is an author, public speaker, trainer and consultant. While working in…

Northeast Connection Webinar: Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 Tips & Tricks Training (Advanced)

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Speakers: Jacques Goupil, PSG Event Description: Watch this webcast and go beyond the essentials to learn…

Webinar: The Power of Integrating Visio 2007 and Project 2007

Please log in above or start a free trial to view this video   Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is not in the PMI® system. However, it is eligible for self-directed learning PMI® PDU credit. Speakers: Matthew Roderman, Visio Solutions Specialist for Microsoft’s Northeast District Summary: Effective project management requires…

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