Task Dependencies

Microsoft Project vs. Microsoft Planner

In any project management process, there is one shared concept — to define and set clear goals. Achieving the goal may vary depending on which method the PMO director chooses. Some projects may be sim...Read More

Why Project Managers Should Care About a Project Baseline!

During the many years I have spent in the project management field, I have come across many project managers (PMs) wondering why they need a project baseline. Many know at the start of a project the d...Read More

Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project: Lesson 2 – Leveraging Work and Predecessor Types to Structure the Plan Transcription

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Bell’s course, Critical Path Modeling Using Microsoft Project (Lesson 2: Leveraging Work and Predecessor Types to Structure the Plan), bei...Read More

New Features of Project for the web

Overview Ever since the introduction of Project for the web in late 2019, Microsoft has slowly and steadily rolled out new features for this software application. In this article, I want to document t...Read More

Saving and Using Personal Templates in Microsoft Project

Background Information A few weeks ago, I created a Tips and Tricks video on creating and using personal templates in Microsoft Project. The step that is required for using personal templates is not o...Read More

Microsoft Project Quick Tip: Using the Predecessors Column to Select Multiple Predecessors

Many years ago, in Microsoft Project for DOS, the only way to set task dependencies was to manually type task ID numbers into either the Predecessors or Successors column for each task in the project....Read More

Project Take-Over Checklist

Looking for Red Flags Periodically during my career at IBM, a live project would be thrown “over the fence,” and, inevitably, hit me on the head while I was working on another full-time project. These...Read More

Vendor Showcase Recap: Using WBS Schedule Pro – By Critical Tools

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jim Spiller’s showcase session, Using WBS Schedule Pro, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this tr...Read More

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Identifying Early and Future Task Tracking

As project managers, I suspect we’ve all considered starting or completing work in the future. When you think about it, although jumping ahead to tracking future work could seem handy, this ability ha...Read More

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