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Task Types Demystified

There are a lot of people who stop using MS Project before they even get very far into a project. The main reasons for quitting Project are: When they make a project plan and then change it, they get strange results. When they assign resources with their own calendars, they do not get tasks scheduled…

Certificate Series: Proactive Scheduling Essentials with Microsoft Project – Session 1

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 2 PMI® PDU in the Technical Category of the Talent Triangle. Watch session 2   Ultimately, the purpose of the project schedule is to enhance the chances of successful project delivery. To be useful then, a proactive schedule should always reflect…

Top 10 Must-Read Articles From the Experts

  The Project Communication Plan By Bonnie Biafore Creating an Agile Schedule with Microsoft Project By Vincent McGevna 5 Tips for Formatting Text on a Gantt Chart By Ismet Kocaman Task Types: Don’t Get Frustrated By John Reinheimer How To Remove Completed & Cancelled Projects & Tasks From Timesheets in Project Server By Terry Kneeburg…

Webinar: Estimate Tasks Parametrically

  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: Microsoft Project can be turned into an estimating tool that includes uncertainty and continuous improvement. Unfortunately, many estimate task duration’s from the recollections of one or more…

MPUG Tip – Learn From the MVP – Change the Duration of a Fixed Duration Task

Many companies exclusively use fixed duration tasks and Dale Howard knows one of the smallest but most useful tips to master this practice. He has a lot of experience and knows what changes Microsoft Project defaults to when you manually adjust work hours. He shows us what these default settings do and what effects they can…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Project Schedules

Scheduling is never a simple component of a project; yet in the last 20 years I’ve repeatedly run into the same basic problems in every organization I have worked for or consulted with regarding their schedules. Here I lay out the seven deadly sins of project schedules and provide you with some antidotes. My hope…

Three Rules for a Happy Life with Project 2007

Here are three rules we urge you to memorize and follow when you enter or change assignments. If you do, Project 2007 will become your obedient servant. If you don’t, Project 2007 will inevitably recalculate values that you don’t want changed. You can even end up in an endless loop, where you change a value,…

Certification Insider: Mastering Duration, Work, and Units

Assigning one resource to a task and getting the outcome you want is easy. But adding, removing, or juggling resource assignments can be a mind-bender that leads to hair loss, foul temper, and being ostracized by your team members. Understanding how duration, work, and units fit together is the first step toward reining in wayward…

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