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A Better Microsoft Project for Time Modeling: Deadlines and the (Most‑) Critical Path

In my previous post, I explained that I’d be making a case in a series of articles for adding certain features to Microsoft’s Project for Desktop and Project for the web software. Here, I’d like to su...

Closing A Project with MS Project

A project, unlike an operation, is a temporary endeavor. Because of this fact, every project will have a beginning and an end. There can be multiple projects launched within a program life cycle or a ...

Entering Actuals During the Tracking Cycle

In my recent Tracking Starts with a Status Date article, a four-step tracking cycle was defined. It includes setting the status date, entering actuals, rescheduling incomplete work, and resource level...

Tracking Starts with a Status Date

There are four steps involved in tracking a project:  setting the status date, entering actuals and schedule revisions, rescheduling incomplete work, and resource leveling the remaining schedule. Thes...

Quickly Determine if a Task Has Been Baselined

Manually Checking for Un-baselined Tasks How do you know whether a task has been baselined in a Microsoft Project schedule? The direct way to determine if a task has been baselined is to apply any tas...

Understanding and Using Resource Graph View in MS Project

The Microsoft Project software tool comes with a number of view options, which, at a high level, can be thought of as Task Views and Resource Views. While views such as Gantt Chart, Team Planner, Reso...

Fun with Formatting of the Gantt Chart View

Default Formatting As you are probably already aware, the default formatting of the Gantt Chart pane, which is shown on the right side of the Gantt Chart view, is as follows: Detailed tasks are displa...

Webinar Recap: Project Performance Measurement – Part 3: Using MS Project to Track and Report on Performance

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Fletcher Hearn’s session, Project Performance Measurement – Part 3: Using MS Project to Track and Report on Performance, being provided by MPU...

Gantt Chart Wizard: A Blast Out of the Past

Background I was recently reading the latest posts in the Project Standard and Professional user forum, when I found a recent reply to a question that was originally posted in March 2011. I was greatl...

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