Task Progress

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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 ...Read More

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...Read More

Set the Tracking Method for Each Enterprise Project

Background Does your organization need to specify a unique method of tracking progress for each type of Enterprise project in Project Online? Many years ago I worked with an electrical utility company...Read More

Analyzing Progress Slippage on Fixed Duration Tasks

Background Information Many years ago, it was my privilege to work for seven months with a group of schedulers at a large company in New Orleans. At the time, the schedulers were using the new Microso...Read More