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Tips From The Project Pros: Carl Chatfield and Tim Johnson

Being a Microsoft Project experts, share with the MPUG community a favorite tip to using Microsoft Project like a Pro? Carl:  “The best strategy I can recommend is this: know how to get yourself out of a jam. For new users especially, Project can have a steep learning curve. A good learning strategy is to…

Project Management in the Cloud

Gaining Business Value through Collaboration, Quicker Startup, added Security, and Accessibility Today’s current economic situation presents challenges for businesses of all sizes in every industry, especially when leveraging the traditional methods of starting up, accessing and executing projects using on-premise tools and solutions. Around the globe, companies must cut costs and reduce risks as they confront slower sales, hesitant suppliers, and tighter credit,…

Ask the Experts: Tying Tasks and Assignments across Projects

Abhishek asks: I’m doing scheduling for multi-tower projects. Is there any way to see the resource usage for a particular tower? Ellen answers: The way you create and manage this project will determine the type of reporting you’ll be able to derive from your schedule. Here are a few suggestions for getting the information you’re…

Arpan Shah, Head of Microsoft Project Product Management, Discusses Service Pack 1

Later this month Microsoft will be releasing its first service pack for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Included in that collection of updates, enhancements, and fixes will be at least 200 specifically for Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Project Professional 2010, and Project Server 2010. SP1, as it’s called, will also roll up all previously released…

Certification Insider: Project Reporting

You’re always massaging project info into a form that communicates what’s going on with your projects. You need to see know what’s happening — or not, and you also have to keep lots of other people informed, too. When using Microsoft Project, one of the main things you need to know is when it makes…

Don’t Touch That Dial! What to Do Before Using Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is an incredible tool for scheduling a project. But it’s not necessarily where the project should begin. I’ve developed a set of steps I follow every time to begin a project, which allows me to know where compromises can and can’t be made and also gives me a solid foundation upon which to…

Lock Down Microsoft Project Progress Data

An advantage of using Microsoft Project Server 2007 is the ability to have people involved in the work update the progress of the project using My Tasks and My Timesheets pages. The My Timesheets page allows project team members to enter their actual work data on each assignment and submit it to their direct or…

Best Practices for Microsoft Project, Part 1

No matter what features Microsoft introduces into its latest release of Microsoft Project, it will forever fail to address some basic needs for project managers as they approach the tool. Here are six practical suggestions when using any version of Microsoft Project. Understand the Challenges to Using Microsoft Project There’s a reason that spreadsheets are…

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