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Create a Custom Schedule Status Field in Microsoft Project

Overview Have you ever tried to use the default task Status field in Microsoft Project? This field uses the Status date that you set in your project (or the Current date if you have not set a Status d...

Physical Volumes for MS Project Tasks

Many projects require task scheduling in terms of physical volumes (i.e. material resources in MS Project like ten meters, five tons, twenty items, etc.). Unfortunately, Microsoft Project does not hav...

Using the Assignment Owner Field with Project Online

Background Information A couple of weeks ago, there was an interesting question in the Project user forum on the Internet. My answer to that question revealed why and how to use the Assignment Owner f...

Understanding Calculation Options in Microsoft Project

Background Information In the realm of little-used features in Microsoft Project, there are a couple of Project Options settings worth noting. These are the calculation options found on the Advanced p...

Understanding “What Changed” After Approving Task Updates from PWA

Background Information One of the challenges for project managers is understanding “what changed” after they approve pending task updates in the Approval Center page in Project Web App. In the current...

Manually Entering Task Progress in Microsoft Project

Overview If you are a project manager who manages desktop-only projects with Microsoft Project, you need to know how to manually enter task progress in your project schedules. And if you are a project...

The Shape of Performance Reporting

An Outline that Can Be Used for Tracking Progress It could be said that communication is the oil that keeps a project running smoothly. Project managers (PMs) can spend up to 90 percent of their time ...

Webinar Recap: Different Ways to Track Project Progress with Microsoft Project

Please find a transcription of the audio portion of Nenad Trajkovski’s Different Ways To Track Project Progress With Microsoft Project webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members...

How to Manage Task Progress in Microsoft Project?

As you know, Microsoft Project is a tool for planning and tracking progress of given projects. While there is a lot of time invested for project planning, people (call them Project Managers) usually h...